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Open call for Portuguese Tourism StartUps

Fábrica de Startups partnered with Finnova Foundation and represents Portugal’s country manager at the Startup Europe Awards. Applications are open for all Portuguese Startups in the Tourism sector!

Created in 2016, the Startup Europe Awards award the best European Startups in 18 different categories. This awards, promoted by

European Commission aresupported by the President of the Committe of Regions and several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors.  The contest starts at regional level, proceeds to national level and reaches its end with a European final, which will take place in Brussels early in 2018.

The Portuguese final event will take place on January 11 in Oeiras, where Fábrica de Startups will receive all startups who applied to judge their pitches. The event will run only in one of the categories: Tourism.

In only five minutes, participants will have to prove their value by pitching their business idea and showing they are the best candidate to represent Portugal in Brussels’ final event.

In Brussels, the winner of each category will receive a ticket for a mentorship program through the Startup Europe Accelerator, which will provide legal and communication support, help to the internationalization process and access to European funds like the SME Instrument.

If you are interest in participate, clic here.

Italian winners for StartUp Europe Awards

Italian winners for StartUp Europe Awards

There were 12 Startup winners of the Italian edition, belong to different categories.

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of the entrepreneurs.

The prize-giving ceremony of the startup winners of this year’s edition took place on December 12th, organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator, where the CEO and Co-founder, Mattia Conte, represents Italy as Country Manager for SEUA17, in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs.

A national jury of experts in the field assessed more than 60 applications from all over Italy, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, sustainability of the business model and team composition, and have selected the winning startups, each for  own category.

During the evening, startups presented their businesses with a pitch and videos. The event was attended by Marco Zanni, Member of the European Parliament, who has connected from Brussels by a video call, Daniele Alberti, Eleonora Rocca, marketing manager CEO & Founder of Mashable Social Media. Day Italy and Digital Innovation Days, Adriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association and Giovanni Caponetto on behalf of the European Commission, also Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin.

The Italian winners are:

Agricolus  in Agritech category, their aims is to support farmers, agronomists and other operators in the agricultural world optimising agronomic practices, integrating expertise and the latest technologies data collection and analysis.

In Fintech category, Helperbit, is the winner. Helperbit uses blockchain to bring transparency in the charitable and insurance sector. The platform allows tracking of donations up to final beneficiary and to subscribe to a mutual plan against disasters.

HotBox, for the Gastronomy category. Hotbox solves the problem of cold and rubbery pizza to home thanks to the use of excess heat from the scooter and the de-umming system which allows you to keep the pizza hot and crisp until you get home.

Italian Artisan, for the Fashion category, a B2B marketplace of Made in Italy fashion that connects the best craftsmen specialized in the manufacture of footwear, accessories and clothing with designers and international retailers.

Leevia, is the winner in the Creative category. They are the first Italian platform to create online contests legal proceedings in just a few clicks. Provides services to companies and communication agencies to involve the community, collect qualified leads and create brand awareness.

Mobygis, is the winner for the Water category. Thanks to a combination of ground, satellite and model data mathematical, provides for the availability of water resources in the territory in the form of snow and water, to tourism, civil protection and hydropower industry.

Nextome, for the Cybersecurity category. Nextome is a patented software system navigation and localisation operating in closed environments (where the signal GPS is not present), technology compatible with traditional smartphones, easy to install.

Planet Idea, for the Smart City category, is the first Competence Center that transforms the large Real Estate real estate interventions in smart projects.

Tommi, for the E-Health category. They are a virtual reality game developed to reduce anxiety and pain in the children with cancer and their caregivers, collecting data useful for doctors to monitor cancer patients and their caregivers patients during therapy.

Tutored, by Edtech category, a social platform where students improve their lives from preparing the exams for the first job opportunities.

Cubbit, for the Iot category, the first data center operating without proprietary servers users connect your storage and get the first unlimited Free Cloud service.

Marshmallow, for the Social Innovation category. Marshmallow Games creates educational apps that stimulate learning by mixing content Editorials and game.

Winning startups can be selected by SEUA to access the benefits and opportunities offered by part of European institutions, businesses, public bodies and other entrepreneurship stakeholders, for develop and promote their business.

They will have the opportunity to take part in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.

Italy celebrate their final December 12th

Italy celebrate their final December 12th

Startup Europe Awards 2017 is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of entrepreneurs.

Start-ups from all member countries will have access to the benefits and opportunities offered by European institutions, businesses, public authorities and other entrepreneurship stakeholders to develop and raise awareness of their business.

The Italian Call was aimed at all startups belonging to one of the following sectors: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social Innovation, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Cybersecurity, Climate, Fashion, Edtech and Gastronomy. The winning Startups, chosen from among the candidates, will have the opportunity to be contacted by SEUA to participate in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.

The SEUA17 Italy final event is organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator based in Turin, where Mattia Conte, CEO and Co-founder, represents Italy as Country Manager in SEUA17. Initiative is promoted in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs. This event will take place today, December 12th at 18:00.

Startups will be evaluated by a national jury of leading industry experts and criteria such as the degree of innovation, the sustainability of the business model and the consistency and composition of the team will be considered.

The jury that will be present at the event and will have to evaluate the candidate projects will be composed of the following names:

Stefano Azzalin, Director at SELLALAB; Francesco Baschieri, CEO & Founder Spreaker ;Marco Camisani Calzolari, Advisor in digital communication for big companies, Digital designer / Chief Digital Officer, University contract Professor ; Giusy Cannone, Managing Director – Fashion Technology Accelerator – Milan, Italy; Davide Canavesio, CEO Environment Park, Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance at University of Turin, CEO Torino Nuova Economics, Board Member CRT Foundation; Giovanni Caponetto, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Internationalisation Staff of the Mayor, @City of Turin; Mattia Carluccio, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor CEO & Founder Grocerest Founder MyTable Partner Investors’ Clubs; Alessandro Chiaffredo, CEO Bakeca.  Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder by mapendo; Franco Fassio, researcher and lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, National Councillor of Slow Food Italy, Member of the ADI Design Permanent Observatory Food Design Area; Simone Cimminelli, Md of iStarter Uk, the international accelerator of Made in Italy scale-up. Angel Investor, technology enthusiast, books addicted; Claudio Giuliano, Managing Director of Innogest Capital; Barbara Graffino, General Council Compagnia San Paolo, Talent Garden Head of Corporate and Partner Relations; Valentino Magliaro, Civic Leader – Italy at Obama Foundation, Managing Partner University; Francesco Mantegazzini, CEO MGH7 Venture Capital; Nicholas Morning, Co-founder / Investor Stamplay, Lecturer University Roma Tre, Mentor Accelerators; Jacopo Mele, Managing Partner yourDIGITAL, Chairman of the Homo Ex Machina Foundation, Jr Board Prioritalia; Jacopo Paoletti, CEO & Founder Communications, Marketer, Business Angel, Digital Entrepreneur, Partner yourDIGITAL, Investor Moovenda, PrestoFood, Userbot, Classup, Bit2Be; Laura Orestano, CEO SocialFareareare; Emilio Paolucci, Vice Rector for Technology Transfer, Polytechnic of Turin; Eleonora Rocca, CEO & @Founder Mashable Social Media Day Italy Former Microsoft PMM Mentor, Speaker; Fabio Sferruzzi, Managing Director, Talent Garden Connect Unit, Founder & CEO, Talent Garden Torino, Turin; Ciro Spedaliere, Senior Investment Manager at Invitalia Ventures; Adriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association; Marco Vicentini, President of the National Youth CAN; Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder of Mapendo.

Macedonia will be represented by 8 startups in 2017 SEUA Final

Macedonia will be represented by 8 startups in 2017 SEUA Final

Brussels, 20th of November 2017. Last 31st of October, Macedonia celebrated the StartUp Europe Awards 2017. The eight winners will be in the European final. The event, that was a complete success, was celebrate in the Museum of the Macedonian struggle- Skopje, the competition Get in the Ring was held. The main organizer of this event are the National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning and Macedonia 2025, and as a supporter there were the City of Skopje, the NL Chamber of Macedonia, the Business Startup Center and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UKIM. The jury was comprised by 12 members from different countries.

ALHO is going to represent Macedonia in the e-Health category. This company, based in Macedonia that aims to produce phone cases capable of emitting waves of heat and cold to help people who suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome, and to make the use of phones more comfortable.

 

Green category will be represented by Omega Research, this is the first company at international level that is producing new type of organic cosmetics called “eatable”. It means that is made only from eatable and organic materials as: raw fruit juices, raw vegetables, raw dehydrated herbs and tea without the use of any preservatives. It also can be consumed without any adverse effects on the body.

Take Away is the Gastronomy winner, they are producing and selling packed ready-to-eat food and satisfy the customer’s needs. They made a choice to be different; to establish and to push the boundaries of the Macedonia grab and go food scene.

In the Climate category, Macedonian Honey is the winner. This startups is creating a new way of beekeeping and inventing a new hive-Elle Hive- we work for one common goal: survival of the honeybee. Ou bees become stronger, and their genetic material provide future bee generations easily to deal wih predators and climate changes. Protecting endangered honeybee is not an altruistic venture- they are attempting to safeguard our own future, Honeybees as a major pollinators are essential for the plant and ecosystem biodiversity. Climate change and biodivesity are inesxtricably linked.

Sole Communication Network is the winner in Internet of Things category. SOLENET is a SaaS platform that enables (self) building custom-made applications at least 10x faster (and cost effective) with combining data containers like stacking Lego blocks to facilitate doing business between people and organizations.

Cultus will represent Macedonia at Edtech category. Cultus, the e-learning hub will grow into RSS news aggregator, unique articles blog and affiliate products shop, all from the online education resources available worldwide. Content filtering by humans and algorithms, will enable all e-learning resources from one web link.

Mamaorgana is the winner in Agritech category. This startup produces organic fertilizers and substrates for urban gardeners, farmers and green houses, while taking care of the nature.Instead of polluting at the landfill, we collect food waste for compost, which we enrich with patented technology. Our innovative final product is first in the region implementing this green concept and making it possible,to have organic garden anywhere, anytime. Our business practically turns trash in to cash and ensures quality living for our employees.

In the Smart city category, the winner is Vision Dynamix. They are developing the Terra Mapper, a system which generates high-precision 3D maps and models from scenes filmed using a drone. Generating professional-grade 3D maps and models is currently either time consuming, very expensive, or both. We provide professionals with a cost-effective system which maps scenes in real-time, offering unparalleled productivity gains and extreme value to the end user.

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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Tel: (+34) 636889177

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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.

OPEN CALL ENERGY STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2017

OPEN CALL ENERGY STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2017

Energy StartUp Europe Awards is looking for Country Managers, MEPs Ambassadors and Media Partners for 2017 edition

Brussels, 19th June, 2017. The Finnova Foundation, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 organised by the European Commission, launches the call for Energy Country Managers, Energy Ambassadors (Members of the European Parliament) and Energy Media Partners for Energy StartUp Europe Awards 2017.

Energy StartUp Europe Awards 2017 is looking for Country Managers, who can organise the energy award at national level in order to recognize the best Energy startup in their respective countries. The call is also open to Energy Media Partners, who could provide visibility and follow the progress of the participants, and for Energy Ambassadors, Members of the European Parliament who could provide institutional support and invite a group of Energy startups to visit EU institutions.

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation, supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. SEUA is supported by the StartUp Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation.

StartUp Europe Awards presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional and national level that fosters 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 inspire and provided visibility to all the local startups so that, by using this network, they can scale their services and products at a global level”, stated Juanma Revuelta, the Director of Finnova’s Startup Europe Accelerator.

Energy StartUp Europe Awards aims to reward the best initiatives working in projects related to the development of sustainable and efficient energy models, based on renewable energies, as well as the development and technology transfer in the area of renewable energies along with the best governance projects and citizenship participation in the development of renewable energies.

From left to right: Inese Vaidere, Latvian MEP; Caritta Sepa, COO Tespack; Sami Pfaler, Chief of Sales Tespack; Blanca Losada, Chief Technology &Engineering Officer Gas Natural Fenosa, and Juanma Revuelta, general director for Finnova Foundation

The winner for Energy category of the StartUp Europe Award 2016 European Final is Tespack, a Finish startup (based in Valencia, Spain) specialised in mobile energy, in the generation of energy on-the-go. By combining top-notch technology, solar and connectivity, they have created different Smart Wear for different activities. They have developed a new, innovative ultra-fast charging technology (3 times faster than Qualcomm) so it is possible to charge their new power bank full in 12 minutes only (to be launched in 2017).

The others finalists of the Startup Europe Awards 2016 in the Energy Category by countries were: SWIRL (Luxembourg), Jitiv (Poland), Tinja (Croatia), Smart Load Solutions (Estonia), UrbanVolt (Ireland) and Veranu (Italy).

StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in 18 categories for 2017: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Cibersecurity, Climate, Fashion, Edtech and Gastronomy.

SEUA17 offers 4 special recognitions this year: Best Public Administration for startups Award, for recognizing the effort of the public administrations in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation; Best Media Partner, to highlight the Media Partner most committed with the promotion of the initiative and the startups participating in the contest; Best LATAM StartUp and Best Female Entrepreneur.

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, the EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.

 

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