Since its creation in June of 2020, ELLIS Alicante has received the following awards as an institution:

  1. **Top100 of projects about AI for Sustainable Development ** by IRCAI under the auspices of UNESCO for the project ValenciaIA4COVID
  2. The Spanish Association of Foundations awards ELLIS Alicante with the Social Innovation Award 2022 for the successful practical application to social innovation of its research work in Artificial Intelligence in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The award ceremony took place in Madrid on November 29th 2022 at the Spanish annual Conference of foundations and civil society #Demos2022. ELLIS Alicante awarded the Social Innovation Prize by the AEF
  3. The Social Council of the UA awarded ELLIS Alicante for its sociocultural merits at its annual awards gala held on November 10th 2022 at Casa Mediterráneo (Alicante) in recognition of its commitment and spirit of collaboration with the University of Alicante.ELLIS Alicante awarded the University Engagement Award 2022 by the Social Council of the University of Alicante

Since the creation of ELLIS Alicante, the ELLIS Alicante team has received the following awards and distinctions:

  1. Data Scientist of the Year Award by ESRI (2020) – Nuria Oliver
  2. “Woman to Follow” by “Mujeres a Seguir” (2020) – Nuria Oliver
  3. XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge – Nuria Oliver was co-leader of the winning team, ValenciaIA4COVID
  4. ECML-PKDD 2021 Best Paper Award (Applied Data Science) for the paper
  5. Honorary Top100 (2021) – Nuria Oliver
  6. King Jaume I Award in New Technologies (Premio Rey Jaume I en Nuevas Tecnologías) (2021) – Nuria Oliver
  7. Abie Technology Leadership Award (2021) by – Nuria Oliver
  8. Gamechanger by Forbes magazine (2023) – Nuria Oliver
  9. Honorary Gold Top100 (2023) – Nuria Oliver
  10. According to, Dr. Oliver is the female Computer Science researcher with the largest D-index in Spain. (2023)
  11. Technology Leadership Award (2023) by Empren Dona – Nuria Oliver
  12. Hipatia Award by the Academia Europaea and Barcelona’s townhall (2023) – Nuria Oliver
  13. CTU FEE Dean’s Prize for a Prestigious Dissertation Thesis (2023) – Erik Derner
  14. Werner von Siemens Award 2023 for the best thesis addressing the Industry 4.0 concept topics (2024) – Erik Derner