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EUROPEAN WINNERS 2016

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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, we strive to turn cities into sustainable realities. 

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. 

 

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: FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA  (FYROM) 

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



Extraordinary StartUp Europe Awards  2016

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

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.

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



Special Categories Awards  2016

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Best Public Administration for Startups Awards

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 Media Partner Award

Emprende TVE

SPAIN

www.rtve.es/emprende

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