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News article9 March 2021Directorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Sad news - passing of Dr Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, Woman Innovator 2019

We mourn the passing of Dr Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, brilliant marine biologist, visionary entrepreneur and mother of three. Shimrit was an inspiration, and a true pioneer. Her groundbreaking work offered hope to restore and protect the world’s marine ecosystems. Shimrit’s passing is a tragic loss for the planet, and all of us who inhabit it.

In 2012, Shimrit founded ECOncrete, a company which she headed as CEO. The company develops sustainable concrete solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure, improving the structural performance of concrete while making it more hospitable to marine life. In 2019, she was one of four women awarded the EU Prize for Women Innovators.

Our thoughts are with Shimrit’s family, friends and colleagues.


Publication date
9 March 2021
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation