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Gamco, spanish e-Health winner

Country: Spain

Category: e-Health

Name: GAMCO

Proyect aim: GAMCO solutions leverage the available information to deliver maximum business value in a transparent, easily operable, scalable and sustainable manner.

What is GAMCO?

GAMCO is a pioneering software manufacturer that generates advanced predictive models, based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. GAMCO´s technology allows a quick deployment of Knowledge Systems personalized for each customer and business, to solve and optimize their operational and decision-making issues.  Our solutions in optimizing management of large hospitals and pharmaceutical supply chain allow us to offer disruptive innovation in health care.

What do you do?

We make from predictions, estimation of the future evolution of a certain behavior or interest indicator, allowing the automatic prediction in different future horizons with real time adjustments. We also have knowledge solutions, which means that we deploy powerful, service-based analytics solutions in an optimal and transparent manner to today’s systems. Enabling optimal exploitation and use of knowledge.

On the other hand, we also work on Behavior Patterns, i. e. Automatic detection and definition of complex behavior patterns, allowing the adjusted definition of business and customer processes.

Other of our jobs include risk management, data mining, advanced analytics, or deployment of intelligent systems that combine predictive models, targets, constraints and costs, obtaining the optimal solution in a transparent, sustainable, efficient and effective.

Open call for SEUA17 Greece StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Open call for SEUA17 Greece StartUp Europe Awards 2017

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 in Greece opens a call until 1 of December 2017 to look for startups in Greece. If you are a startup, with all you team located in Greece you can apply for the Eurovision of the Startups. In each category (Agritech, Climate, Creative, Cybersecurity, Edtech, Energy, Fashion, Gastronomy, Green, eHealth, IoT, Legal, Fintech,Smart City, Social, Spacial, Tourism and Water) they will be specific eligibility criteria, so pay attention to the application form. If your startup fulfils the criteria in some specific category, you can proceed to the inscription.

The participation is highly recognized like a European Competition, since is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe Accelerator. The selected national finalist will gain European exposure at the official website of StartUp Europe Awards, as through social media a website from whole Europe.

The institute of Entrepreneurship Development is the country manager of StartUp Europe Awards in Greece. In this frame, iED selects every year the best Greek Startups by category.

To inscribe click here.

Open call for SEUA17 Latvia StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Open call for SEUA17 Latvia StartUp Europe Awards 2017

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 in Latvia opens a call until 28 of October 2017 to look for startups in Latvia. If you are a startup, with all you team located in Latvia you can apply for the Eurovision of the Startups. SEUA17 Latvia is looking for a startups in the category of Space, e-Heatlh, Edtech, Social, Energy and Fintech, but also a free category.

The participation is highly recognized like a European Competition, since is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe Accelerator. The selected national finalist will gain European exposure at the official website of StartUp Europe Awards, as through social media a website from whole Europe.

Digital Communication Network is an international association connecting professionals of the digital age from a variety of backgrounds, to generate ideas, tools, and products for media outlets, civil society organizations, businesses, and public authorities.

For the inscription click here.

Twelve startups will represent Ireland in the Final of StartUp Europe Awards

Twelve startups will represent Ireland in the Final of StartUp Europe Awards

More than 25 startups from four geographical regions all over Ireland were competing for a prestigious StartUp Europe Awards in the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards.

The organizer received more than 30 applications from Dublin to Munster or Ulster. All the category winners will receive a package of advertising space with Independent Newspaper valued at 8.000 euros in a legal service package valued at 7.000 euros.

EnergyElephant, Energy categories winner, has the vision to help people make better energy decisions by helping them understand their energy data. Deciding on investing in renewable energy or energy efficiency technology is hard, so they solve this problem by allowing anyone on the planet simply uploand their energy bills to our platform to discover savings.

For the Cybersecurity category, the winner is Corrata, specialized in providing an enterprise mobility solutions to organizations globally by providing them with technology which protects their organization from the risk associated with their employees use the mobile devices without compromising their employee’s user experience.

Glissed, the biggest online platform for freelance beauty profesionals wins the Fashion category. They allow freelance hair stylists and makeup artists to give the customers the ability to book beauty appointments to their home, hotel or office outside of salon hours. Their vision is to take the freelance beauty industry online.

For the Green category, Swiftcomply, with the vision to simplify environmental compliance for more sustainable communities. They help restaurant and chef producing good food an protecting the environment at the same time.

At Gastronomy category, the winner is The Irish Biltong. This startup produces high protein sliced beef snack food, for the on-the-go individuals. These snacks contains a high concentration of healthy nutrients, are low in sugar and low in fat. It is made from their own grass fed Irish beef.

Popertee is Creative category winners. They build artificial intelligence that matches the perfect audience with the perfect location, enabling brands to discover and book spaces for their marketing and retail campaigns.

In Smarth Cities, SmartTrace win this category. The startup wants to remove world “WASTE” from dictionary – Waste is just a resource that we are not harvesting because of lack of understanding and ignorance of its value. We want to change perception of waste from nuisance to valuable feedstock, delivering triple bottom line to manufacturing companies, financial gains, compliance and huge environmental impact. SmartTrace is a new standard delivering circular economy.

Yedup, the winner of Fintech, develop ultra-fast mathematical algorithms to power the next generation in AI technology.

Medimee is going to represent Ireland in e-Health category.  Their objective is to help save lives and enhance health & safety in the workplace, knowing your vital emergency medical information can be communicated even if you cannot, through the simple use of technology.

Aidtech is the winner in Social category. This startup wants to leverage blockchain technology to increase the transparency & efficiency of the delivery of funds, resources & social services.

In the Legal category, the winner is Courtsdesk, with a breaking news service and research database for case details across all UK and Ireland court levels, and in future, the world. With a research tool, the platform allows users to monitor companies and people for involvement in litigation, for example.

To finish, Studybundles wins Edtech category. They sell a software as a service solution to universities, colleges, and schools globally.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

GAMCO, winner of Pasarela Digital COFARES, will represent Spain in the European final of the StartUp Europe Awards 2017 for e-Health category

 

  • GAMCO will represent Spain in the European final of the StartUp Europe Awards e-Health category, to be held in Brussels in 2018.
  • The Heroes Club and COFARES join the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance, which includes more than 30 European organizers, working on entrepreneurship and innovation.

GAMCO, the winner of the initiative Pasarela COFARES, has been recognized as the winner of StartUp Europe Awards 2017 Spain, in the category of e-Health. For this reason, GAMCO will have the opportunity to represent Spain in the European final of this prestigious contest that will be held in Brussels at 2018.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative of the European Commission, together with Finnova Foundation, which presents a methodology to encourage open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, “it aims to accelerate startups with funds from the European Union (SME instrument up to 2.5 million euros), as well as offering legal advice, networking, international communication, among other benefits” states Juanma Revuelta CEO of Finnova Foundation. StartUp Europe Awards is also a tool to improve the awareness and communication of entrepreneurship values.

The Heroes Club and COFARES join the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance, which brings together organizers of entrepreneurial awards (accelerators, incubators, universities, foundations, investor, associations, etc.) and startups from all over Europe and beyond, being a forum for the exchange of good practices between all the actors involved in the European ecosystem.

The call of Pasarela COFARES, which opened in April, has had six finalists (GAMCO, EXOVITE, INNEVA FARMA, SMART MONEY, C2C and CITYBOX). GAMCO, the winner of this edition, will receive a prize of 10.000 euros. This startup is a pioneer in the creation of Software Solution based on predictive models, obtained from Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Learning. EXOVITE´s, the second project best valuated, has the objective to seek the optimization of resources in medical treatments and improve the quality of life of doctors and patients, it will receive and economic supply of 3.000 euros.

The winner of the Health category at the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 in Spain was Ekuore, who created the first intelligent electronic stethoscope that allows to register the auscultation and facilitate the monitoring of the diagnosis by being able to share easily with other professionals. Ekuore was recognized by the European Commission with the Phase I SME Instrument (endowed with € 50000) with the support of the Finnova Foundation. Ekuore also received an extraordinary prize in the European final of SEUA2016 for its high score in the evaluation of the jury, who chose the Italian NeuronGuard as winner.

5 winners of StartUp Europe Awards will be part of the first SEN SOIRÉE Expo Gallery Global Launch

 

PRESS RELEASE

  • Next Thursday 28th of September it will be celebrate the first SEN SOIRÉE Expo Gallery and 5 winners of StartUp Europe Award 2016 will be represented: Robocamp, Tespack, NeuronGuard, CityCrop and Apateq.
  • The startups from SEUA16 will participate in the exhibition thanks to the collaboration between StartUp Europe News (SEN) and StartUp Europe Awards.
  • SEN SOIRÉE Expo Gallery is an exhibition of European Startups through Artistic Photography, created by StartUp Europe News (SEN) and promoted by the European Commission.

 

Brussels, 25th of September 2017. Next Thursday, 28th of September it will be celebrate in Brussels the first SEN SOIRÉE Expo Gallery, an initiative organized by Startup Europe News and promoted by the European Commission. This exhibition it will pay tribute to the diversity of European startups, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. The exposition it will count with 28 photographs, made by several European photographers, representing startups, one per European member country.

Some of those startups will be the winners of the Startup Europe Awards 2016. The initiative promoted by the European Commission and implemented by the Startup Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation, will be represented by Robocamp (from Poland), Tespack (Finland), NeuronGuard (Italy), CityCrop (Greece) and the extraordinary award Apateq (Luxembourg).  The final ceremony of the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 awarded these startups last June at the European Parliament, in the honorific presence of the president Antonio Tajani.

The agreement between StartUp Europe News and StartUp Europe Awards will extend for the next editions of SEN SOIRÉE, one per season, giving visibility to the startups winners and finalist from each country.

The SEN SOIRÉE Global launch can be followed in 28 countries by more than 39 European startup media partners, in one single communication channel. More than 200 organizations and public authorities will attend the event next Thursday 28th.

Program:

19:30-20:00 Registration and Cocktail de Bienvenue

20:00-20:30 Opening of SEN SOIRÉE EXPO GALERIE

20:30-21:00 Welcome address to the opening ceremony

21:00-21:30 Global Launch of StartUp Europe News. A video streamed online entitled “United”, will be projected online on more than 39 startups media channel from 28 European countries to announce that the European Startups in growing united.

21:30 Cocktail Reception

Free entrance. Registration required HERE

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Press Contact:

Catalina Valencia

Tel: (+34) 636889177

eustartup@finnova.eu

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INFORMATION ABOUT STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

Creative:

RoboCAMP   www.robocamp.eu

Country: Poland

RoboCAMP creates courses that allow every teacher to conduct programming and robotics lessons. Also, using LEGO bricks and science helps to develop children´s creativity.

 

Energy:

Tespack   www.tespack.com

Country: Finland

Tespack is specialized in the future wearables, focusing on the most important part of technology: energy generation on-the-go. Their first product line can collect the energy from the sin, store in a one of their mobile charges and charge all the devices.

 

Health:

NeuronGuard www.neuronguard.com

Country: Italy

NeuronGuard develop a medical device for emergency brain protection to treat patients in case of Acute Brain Damage (ABD). The solution is composed by a cooling/warming collar powered by a smart control unit (the size of a small briefcase). The collar transforms the neck into a natural heat exchanger and is quicker to act on brain tissue.

 

Smart Cities

CityCrop Automated Indoor Farming www.citycrop.io

Country: Greece

This company offers a mobile device and application that allows its user to grow fresh and healthy food all year. They created the first automated indoor garden, based on the technique of hydroponics.

 

Extraordinary Award

Water category

APATEQ

http://www.apateq.com/

Country: Luxembourg

This company provides oil-water separation system for oilfield operators as well as compact wastewater treatment plant for special and demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for industrial wastewater.

StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the best European startups in 10 categories

  • The President of the European Parliament has opened the final ceremony of StartUp Europe Awards 2016 at the European Parliament.
  • This initiative is organized by the StartUp Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation
  • Robocamp, Tespack, INZMO, Windcity, NeuronGuard, VyzVoice, CityCrop, TempBuddy, Waynabox and APSU have been awarded as the best startups in Europe in the 10 different categories.
  • The “Best Public Administration for startups Award” has gone to the Lisbon City Council, the Consorcio Zona Franca de Vigo and the Central Denmark Region; they have been recognized for their effort in supporting entrepreneurship in their respective territories.

 

The StartUp Europe Awards initiative, promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions and implemented by the StartUp Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation, have recognised for the first time in a collaborative and inter-European way the best startups in Europe in 10 categories, in the so-called “Eurovision for startups”.  The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, opened the final ceremony of StartUp Europe Awards 2016. “We should cultivate good ideas and help them to grow. We need to invest more in digital technologies and create a genuine European single market where our young companies can develop”, assured Tajani.

StartUp Europe Awards presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional and national level, fostering the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystems, through the private-public partnership to support entrepreneurs. “Besides, it creates a network of contacts that will allow to inspire and give visibility to all the local startups so that, by using this network, they can scale their services and products at a global level”, has stated Juanma Revuelta, the Director of Finnova’s Startup Europe Accelerator.

The European winners of StartUp Europe Awards 2016 according to the 10 categories are: Robocamp (Creative Category), Tespack (Energy), INZMO (Fintech), Windcity (Green), NeuronGuard (Health), VyzVoice (ICT), CityCrop (Smart Cities), TempBuddy (Social), Waynabox (Tourism) and APSU (Water). Ekuore (Health), Human Surge (Social) and APATEQ (Water) have received the Extraordinary Awards, a special prize created to recognise the effort of those startups whose score was very high and got very close to the final recognition.

The startup Audified Reality from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) won the “Best European Neighbour StartUp Europe Award”.

Waynabox received a European acceleration ticket of 10,000 € from Amadeus Company, to continue their internationalization in 2018, delivered by Elizabeth Aston, Senior Adviser, Industry Affairs.  “Amadeus continually invests in innovation with a total bugdet of over 4 billion during the last 10 years. Innovation is about doing things differently – having a different business model, a different approach to customer service and this is what Waynabox does” stated Aston.

The startup APSU also received a European acceleration ticket of 10.000 € for presenting their project to different European calls as LIFE or EUROSTARS. The award has been delivered by Rafael Páez Santana, Counsellor of innovation and Employment from the Cabildo de Fuerteventura.

The Commissioner of Investigation, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, delivered the award of ICT Category to VyzVoice. “I want to create the kind of environment where the entrepreneurial spirit can flourish […] Entrepreneurs are the stars, we’re there to help and support them”, said Moedas in his motivational speech.

The Vice-President for Communication of the European Economic and Social Committee, Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, who handed in the award for Fintech and Tourism categories, considers “StartUp Europe Awards a very interesting way to promote entrepreneurship and the quality of the work developed in Europe. We have very good examples of solutions that can change peoples’ lives for the better and this is a huge achievement when we talk about innovation, science and entrepreneurship: to address the citizens!”

StartUp Europe Awards delivered the recognition to the “Best Public Administration for the Startups”, a pioneering prize which aims to recognise the best programmes or public services supporting entrepreneurs and innovation in municipality, province and region categories.  The winner in Municipality category is Lisbon City Council; in the province category is Consorcio Zona Franca de Vigo and in the Region category is Central Denmark Region.

These awards were delivered by the first Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz who stated “the European Committee of the Regions encourages cities and regions to implement entrepreneurship-friendly policies through our European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) initiative. We actively promote and support efforts to create smarter EU cities and regions”.

The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, delivered the award “Best Media Partner” to the TV Program Emprende of Spanish Television (RTVE) for their commitment to the dissemination of the entrepreneurship and the startups.

Finally, the Ambassador of Spain in Belgium, Cecilia Yuste, handed in the award to Jesús Brotons “Brainiac Beats”, winner of the Music Contest Award, for creating the music for StartUp Europe Awards, representing the values of union, community and entrepreneurship.

The winners of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain great visibility all around Europe thanks to the Media Partner Alliance of StartUp Europe Awards formed by 21 media members. The startups will also have access to a programme of mentoring (information in internationalization, European funds like SMEs Instrument of 50.000 € to 2, 5 million € of non-refundable subsidy, international communication, legal barriers to innovation, etc.), through the StartUp Europe Accelerator of Finnova Foundation, which will allow them to boost their projects and to make them more viable worldwide.

StartUp Europe Accelerator is the unique accelerator specialized in European opportunities funding, which helps the entrepreneurs to internationalize their business through European projects.

Thanks to the initiative StartUp Europe Awards, the winning startups will be able to participate in business missions focused in internationalization in India, Africa, LATAM and Silicon Valley.

To close the ceremony, the president of the organisation “Mind the Bridge”, Alberto Onetti, presented the last report of “Scaleup Europe” by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP).  This report includes new data about Scaleups and capital raised in Europe, plus a comparison among regions, countries and sectors. The maturity of the EU scene, the potential impact of Brexit, and recent growth ends the report, along with a survey of the largest verticals present in Scale-up Europe, and which countries these verticals are most represented in.

The StartUp Europe Awards ceremony organized by the Finnova Foundation was carried out with the support of the “Hablamos de Europa” program, a meeting point for Spanish citizens to talk about the European Union and share their experiences.

About StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative that seeks to identify and recognise local models of success which become an example to other entrepreneurs, to the public administrations for developing custom-made programmes to stimulate its growth and to the investors for approaching local ecosystems.

“From the Commission, we want that entrepreneurship generating growth and employment is not only present in a few cities or regions. Thus, more people can benefit from the impact” assures Isidro Laso, Head of StartUp Europe’s Sector – European Commission.

More than 20 local events and 14 national awards have been celebrated under StartUp Europe Awards´ frame in 2016, with 91 startups winners and 84 that made it to the final. 21 media partners of the whole Europe, as The Independent in Ireland or Emprende TVE in Spain, they have helped to give visibility to this initiative. 9 members of the European Parliament have come together in the StartUp Europe Awards as ambassadors, supporting the local events with their presence and following closely the progress of the startups.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative promoted by the European Commission and it is supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE WINNERS

INFORMATION ABOUT STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

 

STARTUPS BY CATEGORY

Creative:

Robocamp
Country: POLAND
www.robocamp.eu

RoboCAMP enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming. RoboCAMP Lesson plans, developed by psychologists and engineers, are an innovative way of developing children’s creativity using LEGO bricks and science. We encourage children to observe the world and to work together to find novel solutions to problems encountered in everyday life. The course consists of a series of small projects that use mathematics, physics, mechanics and basic programming.

 

Energy:

Tespack
Country: FINLAND
www.tespack.com

Tespack is a company specialized in the future of wearables, focusing on the most important part of technology: energy generation on-the-go. We have launched our first product line, Tespack Smartpacks, so you would never lose your power again. Simply collect your energy from the sun, store it in one of our powerful mobile chargers and charge all your devices, even laptops, on the move. Our products are currently available in retails stores such Intersports in Finland, Scandinavian Outdoor Store, Microsoft Store and Vodafone online store in the Netherlands. We work closely with bigger brands and companies such as TomTom and our products are currently being used and tested by military special forces and the UN. We also cooperate with universities in Amsterdam, Helsinki and London.

 

Fintech:

INZMO
Country: ESTONIA
www.inzmo.com

INZMO is an insurance app providing fast and easy access to all everyday insurance products – insure your commute or even next trip. INZMO provides you any personal insurance cover in seconds.

 

Green:

Windcity
Country: ITALY
www.windcity.it

Our vision is “Variable Geometry for Variable Wind”, and we pursue it through our patented disruptive energy conversion concept which allows us to maximize production in any variable wind. Thanks to Windcity’s simple mechanics technology, we are able to harvest up to 80% more energy compared to competitors.

We contribute to a shift towards the Circular Economy by recovering and exploiting a relevant yet so far underestimated  class of wind, that of variable wind. Our arms are designed to adjust the blades’radius and inclination, allowing our turbine to work in complete autonomy without the need of any additional energy source.

Windcity turbines are particularly suited for urban and suburban areas, where wind streams are disrupted by cities’ orography while, at the same time, being generated by vehicular flows. By recovering such wasted resource into energy.

 

Health:

NeuronGuard
Country: ITALY
www.neuronguard.com

Neuron Guard is a life-saving medical device with the aim to revolutionize the treatment of brain damages and improve the life of patients, with also a significant reduction of healthcare costs.

The Acute Brain Damage is one of the most emerging challenges of modern Emergency Medicine. We have to act soon because after just 8 minutes a portion of the brain is irreversibly compromised. Early on-site treatment is the key to protect the brain.

The solution is composed by a cooling/warming collar powered by a smart control unit (the size of a small briefcase). The collar transforms the neck into a natural heat exchanger. It is quicker to act on brain tissue but can also function as total body temperature adjusting device if required. The control unit collects all the data of the treatment and transmits them to the Emergency Response System. We are the only NON-INVASIVE DEVICE capable of both COOLING and WARMING.

 

ICT:

vyzVoice
Country: LUXEMBOURG
www.vyzvoice.com

vyzVoice mission is to revolutionize the relationship between people and their connected device data by providing a highly secured cloud-based application infrastructure to manage their connected things. Our infrastructure is based on powerful analytics and real-time data empowering our customers to make thoughtful and smart decisions.

vyzVoice provides flexible and intuitive solutions suitable for any user in any market. We, as a team, work together with our customers to define the best applications enabling them to take out the most valuable and actionable insights from their data. vyzVoice is committed to provide high quality standards, first class services and embedded security to its customers.

 

Smart Cities:

CityCrop Automated Indoor Farming
Country: Greece
www.citycrop.io

CityCrop is a venture aiming at modernizing and democratizing farming, as key to a healthier and greener living. The team’s vision is to bring fresh and healthy eating in every household by developing the first fully automated indoor garden, based on the technique of hydroponics. The CityCrop device and mobile app allows users to grow fresh and healthy food all year long as well as control and monitor their crop with just a click of a button.

Twitter handle: @CityCrop

 

 

Social:

TempBuddy
Country: Ireland
www.tempbuddy.com

TempBuddy’s award-winning real-time workforce software enables staffing companies get their best people to the right place at the right time.
TempBuddy’s multi-award winning workforce management software is designed to get the best people to the right place at the right time, paid promptly and accurately using smart mobile technology. Our revolutionary SaaS recruitment software integrates real-time availability, scheduling, deployment, time capture, pay and bill and compliance into one intuitive tool. The US patent-pending mobile worker app and recruiter platform have been developed to simplify the entire process and experience, helping improve productivity, achieve growth and cut costs. Our game-changing platform and worker app have already been adopted by users in over 310 cities across 3 continents, and by over 30 UK recruitment companies.

 

Tourism:

Waynabox
Country: SPAIN
www.waynabox.com

Waynabox is the startup winner in TOURISM Category from Spain that has revolutionized the tourism industry through a new experience focalized on the emotions. To begin, you must go to the website, indicate the number of travellers, and choose the leaving airport and the number of days of your trip. Also, you have the possibility of deleting the cities that you do not want to visit. Two days before flying, they will reveal your destination, flights and housing and they will deliver an exclusive trip guide.

Our desire is to offer emotions and we realized that the best way to do so is through surprise trips. That’s why our mission is to revolutionize the traditional way of travelling and offer to all you young spirits a new and surprising plan to break your routines and live a great experience.

 

Water:

APSU
Country: SPAIN
www.apsu.es

APSU is the startup winner in WATER Category from Spain. It is a company and a project that develops water technologies, where with just equipment it is possible to warm and to decontaminate water by an efficient way. The challenge of this initiative is to take care of the health by prominent energy efficiency, dissolving also in the process salts and limes of water, doing this use an intelligent application. Nowadays, they work in the development of prototypes of this technology.

 

Best European Neighbour Startup

 

Audified Reality
Country: MACEDONIA
A project for creating special glasses that will enable the visually impaired people to recognize objects that are located around them.

 

 

Extraordinary StartUp Awards

A special prize created to recognise the effort of those startups whose score was very high and got very close to the final recognition.

 

SOCIAL

Human Surge
http://www.humansurge.org/en
 

HumanSurge seeks to improve the quality and timeliness of humanitarian response through enhanced surge capacity of humanitarian responders, professionals and organizations, to the ultimate benefit of affected populations. HumanSurge is driven by social impact, not by profit.

HumanSurge will bring together experienced humanitarian professionals from various disciplines on a single platform where they can signal their immediate availability for deployment in emergencies, thereby enabling organizations to complete specialized response teams overnight. HumanSurge is created by individuals committed to social causes, dedicating their time and resources to develop new solutions that will unite and empower humanitarian professionals, in order to improve the way in which humanitarian aid is delivered in the future.

 

WATER

APATEQ
http://www.apateq.com/
APATEQ provides oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators as well as compact wastewater treatment plants for special and demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for industrial wastewater. Our technical team gathers members, each with decades of experience in water and wastewater treatment or global product industrial manufacturing and commercialization

 

HEALTH

EKuore
https://www.ekuore.com/
eKuore is a technologic company that designs, develops and markets medical devices (mhealth), that connects health to new mobile technologies. Since company´s foundation, in 2012, have been developed the first wireless electronic stethoscope eKuore Pro for medical field and the stethoscope eKuore Vet for Veterinary field. eKuore´s purpose is to continue developing mHealth devices that revolutionize the sanitary teleassistance field, which allow of the patient to be controlled and monitored in quick and easy way and a low cost. Other future Project of eKuore is developed a Negative Pre-Diagnosis Platform, which will allow to help health professionals to detect when the patient has a cardiac anomalies.

 

OTHER SPECIAL CATEGORIES:

 

Best Media Partner Award:

Emprende TVE
SPAIN
www.rtve.es/emprende

Emprende TVE helps entrepeneurs to improve their business and get presence in the media.

 

 Best Public Administration for startups Award:

 

  • Municipality: Lisbon City Council

PORTUGAL
www.cm-lisboa.pt
LISBON MICRO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP is an important part of a global strategy of supporting local entrepreneurship as a dynamic engine of the city´s economy. We found that there were o­ffers for a younger target, but lacked social responses to other public who wanted to have new professional opportunities and install a small business.

 

 

  • Province: Consorcio Zona Franca de Vigo

SPAIN
www.viavigo.es

BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAMS VIAGALICIA. This Program allows identify and channel all the resources and tools of the ecosystem (public and private), with the objective of making them available to the goals of the entrepreneurs, to accompany them in their validation, implementation, ­financing and maturation.

 

  • Region: Central Denmark Region

http://www.centraldenmark.eu/english/centraldenmarkandmidjutland/

The Game Hub Scandinavia project is the successor of Scandinavian Game Developers that won the Regio Star Awards 2015 in the Smart Growth category. The project created 53 new companies and more than 200 jobs in the partnership. Besides, in Denmark alone, it attracted around 60 million DKK in external investments, as a municipal guarantee convinced a local building society and local developers, that the infrastructure around the incubator would be a worthwhile investment opportunity. The Game Hub Scandinavia project has set an even more ambitious goal: from delivering actual change to becoming “the pebble that starts the avalanche”. One of the indicators of success in the project has been to create 398 new jobs, 100 new companies as well as establishing business and educational business relationships with China to open up the Chinese market to the game developers of the project incubators.

 

BEST MUSIC AWARD

Brainiac Beats

http://www.brainiacbeats.com/

 

SOCIAL NETWORKS STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2016

 

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Twitter handle: @StartUpEUAwards

Hashtag: #SEUA16Final

BRAINIAC BEATS, The music contest winner of SEUA 2016, talks about his musical path

Brainiac Beats or The Brain is the 36-year-old artist from Almería who has been recognized as “MUSIC CONTEST WINNER” for the Startup Europe Awards 2016. Consequently, his song will be part of the musical representation of the ceremony of 7th June.

He tells us about the origin of his pen name: “In the summer of 1997, when I started in the music world with my group “Rhajha”, they christened me with a new name, The Brain, because I was always creating new plans and having new ideas. A few years later, my friend from Canada, Nick, gave me the idea of being nicknamed Brainiac for international works.

He claims that passion for music started at the age of 4 or 5, when he listened to different styles of music with his father, from folklore coming from everywhere to classical music: “I got interested naturally in the hip hop culture and in its different facets, like the graffiti. At first, I only recorded fragments of music in a cassette that it could use afterwards to modify or remix and so doing my first creations.”

The Brain tells that he spent some years learning to play the piano and studying solfeggio. It was not until he was 17 when he started collecting CD’s, learning to DJ and to scratch.

He also mixes and masters audio professionally in his own study: “I work with all kinds of clients, but especially in the area of black music (hip hop, R&B and urban music). When I was living in Madrid I released my own record label to be able to edit my own music in vinyl. There, I developed tasks of administration, accountancy, management, promotion, etc… Currently, I also work as adviser other artists and producers, both in artistic development and in digital marketing”.

As every artist, he needs inspiration and says, “I try that the inspiration can always find me working in something, as Picasso said. I open the musical creation programme and I start to lead some instruments so I play with them until a sound makes me imagine something more than might accompany it. For the music of SEUA16, I imagined something epic and organic and at the same time elegant, but especially modern and contemporary for the entrepreneurial young people; that is why I have used piano and strings to get a more formal tone, and a drum-set as more striking and current instrument.”

He considers important the fact of being selected as “soundtrack” of a project that rewards companies of young people that have a business vision and put it bravely into practice. “During all my work trajectory I have collaborated with many projects in almost 20 years in the musical industry. It is a great step for my career that my music has been selected by the first time for a European project. I believe in the ideal of which union is strength, the sense of community and what is chased by the European Union, for what this prize is a pleasure and a real honour.

Finally, he confesses: “The crisis brought me to Belgium, as everybody. But actually I needed to undertake a new adventure with my wife, to go out of “safe zone” to learn and to explain myself by new challenges. If I could go back in the time, I would turn it to doing one and thousand times because the personal and professional growth that has provided Belgium to me since I came, has been enormous. “

StartUp Europe Awards will recognize the best European startups in 10 categories

StartUp Europe Awards will recognize the best European startups in 10 categories

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  • The StartUp Europe Awards ceremony will count on the honorific presence of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
  • In total, 84 startups coming from 14 countries have contested to be appointed best startup in Europe in any of the 10 categories of the prize.
  • The initiative will also recognise the “Best Public Administration for startups”, a pioneering award addressed to the best public programme which supports startups and their entrepreneurship values.

Brussels, 31th of May 2017. The StartUp Europe Awards initiative, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova Foundation, in collaboration with StartUp Europe, will recognise for the first time the best startups in Europe in 10 categories, in the so-called “Eurovision for startups”. This recognition will take place in Brussels next Wednesday, 7th of June, in a ceremony that will count on the honorific presence of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

84 finalists startups coming from Croatia, Greece, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland, Macedonia and Montenegro will opt for the recognition of best startup in the categories of Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water.

The awards will be delivered by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas; the Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambert; the Vice-President for Communication of the European Economic and Social Committee, Gonçalo Lobo Xavier and the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr. Michel Servoz.

In addition to distinguishing the best startups from Europe in 10 categories, the StartUp Europe Awards final will also recognise the best Public Administration for the Startups, a pioneering prize which aims to recognise the best programmes or public services supporting entrepreneurs and innovation in municipality, province, region and international organism category. The initiative also recognises the Best Media Partner, a prize that will be given to the media partner most committed to the dissemination of the entrepreneurship and the startups.

Finally, the president of the organisation “Mind the Bridge”, Alberto Onetti, will present in the ceremony the last report of “Scaleup Europe” by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP).  This report includes new data about Scaleups and capital raised in Europe, plus a comparison among regions, countries and sectors. The maturity of the EU scene, the potential impact of Brexit, and recent growth ends the report, along with a survey of the largest verticals present in Scaleup Europe, and which countries these verticals are most represented in.

All the winners of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain great visibility all around Europe thanks to the Media Partner Alliance of StartUp Europe Awards formed by 21 media members. The startups will also have access to a programme of mentoring (in internationalization, European funds like SMEs Instrument of 50.000 € to 2,5 million € of non-refundable subsidy, international communication, etc.), through the StartUp Europe Accelerator of Finnova Foundation, which will allow them to boost their projects and to make them more viable worldwide.

 

About StartUp Europe Awards

 

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative that seeks to identify and recognise local models of success which become an example to other entrepreneurs, to the public administrations for developing custom-made programmes to stimulate its growth and to the investors for approaching local ecosystems.

“From the Commission, we want that entrepreneurship generating growth and employment is not only present in a few cities or regions. Thus, more people can benefit from the impact” assures Isidro Laso, Head of StartUp Europe’s Sector – European Commission.

StartUp Europe Awards also proposes a methodology of open innovation through the public – private partnership, “that works for the public entities to find a solution for its local challenges and for the startups to try its innovations in pilots supported with European funding”, declares Juan Manuel Revuelta, Director of StartUp Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation.

More than 20 local events and 14 national awards have been celebrated under StartUp Europe Awards´ frame in 2016, with 91 startups winners and 84 that made it to the final. 21 media Partners of the whole Europe, as The Independent in Ireland or Emprende TVE in Spain, they have helped to give visibility to this initiative. 9 members of the European Parliament have come together in the StartUp Europe Awards as ambassadors, supporting the local events with their presence and following closely the progress of the startups.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative promoted by the European Commission and it is supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

 

Press Contact:

Catalina Valencia.

Tel: (+34) 636889177
eustartup@finnova.eu

DIGICASH is the winner of SEUA Luxembourg in Fintech category

Country: Luxembourg

Category: Fintech

Name: Digicash

Project Aim:

What is Digicash?

DIGICASH is one of the most advanced mobile payment products and ecosystems in the world, establishing Luxembourg as a leader in digitisation of retail payments. The partnership was created in 2012 as an alliance between a technology-focused start-up and Luxembourg’s retail banks. Luxembourg began to write its FinTech story before the use of this term actually became common.

How does it work?

For consumers, DIGICASH is a true revolution that significantly facilitates their daily lives: the product digitises their financial interaction with stores, bill issuers and even other users.

  • P2P payments between consumers are triggered in three clicks. The product allows sending and requesting money to and from contacts by just using their phone numbers, funds are transferred using SEPA bank transfers from account to account;
  • Invoice payments at home are made in 5 seconds. Consumers just scan the QR Code on invoices, authorise the payment with a PIN or fingerprint and it is done. QR Codes contain all necessary information for a secure payment, avoiding any error in the process of manual encoding;
  • In stores, DIGICASH consolidates payments and loyalty cards and digitises the receipt. DIGICASH’s unique BEACON terminals also allow fully contactless payments;
  • At restaurants, no need to wait for the waiter to come back with a card terminal. A QR Code is featured on the bill, patrons scan it and the payment is made in seconds. The waiter receives the confirmation directly on the cash register.
  • For E-commerce and in Apps, no login or manual card data encoding is required. DIGICASH takes care of everything using a QR Code on the screen or getting payment data from other Apps, all payments are fully secure based on the authorisation by PIN code or fingerprint in the DIGICASH App on the user’s phone.

The App has been designed to be simple and fast but also highly secure by meeting bank security requirements.. All transactions are validated either using a fingerprint or a PIN Code.

Did you try it?

Some figures demonstrating the product’s success: The Digicash App was downloaded more than 120,000 times in Luxembourg, a country with a total population of 590,000. For invoice payments, more than 95% of utility and insurance bills contain DIGICASH QR Codes. Its availability with retailers is steadily increasing, already in the double digits – major partners include international players such as Auchan, Cora and Total. DIGICASH is gradually replacing cash in daily exchanges between individuals:  money transfer from bank account to bank account becomes as easy as sending a text message. With local banks BCEE, BGL BNP Paribas, BIL and POST as partners, the product already covers more than 80% of bank customers. A fifth bank will join the network in early 2017.

More recently, the App interface has been completely overhauled and redesigned over last summer to improve the user experience. Starting September 2016, a large scale campaign has been launched advertising the product both via mass media and direct marketing channels, with the goal to achieve a market coverage of 20% of all payments by 2019.

 

Its leading role in m-payment technology enabled DIGICASH to start implementing its product with other players in one of Luxembourg’s neighbouring countries.

DIGICASH is one the most successful digital payment products in Europe, demonstrating Luxembourg’s capacity to bundle its efforts and to foster innovation in a very efficient way focusing on embracing new opportunities that digitisation brings.

 

RAOUL MULHEIMS : “This award would highlight our company’s leading role in European payments digitisation, exposing both our award-winning product and Luxembourg’s unique design of a successful FinTech partnership between a start-up and all major retail banks”