Startup Europe Awards special edition
Known as the Eurovision for Startups, the Startup Europe Awards are an initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation which recognise innovative startups. The Awards select businesses who foster open innovation and collaboration across the European startup ecosystem within a range of categories including fintech, e-health, smart cities, social innovation and fashion, among others.
Winners of the awards gain access to a mentoring programme to help develop their project and make it more viable at a European level, with support in areas such as European funding, training, visibility and lobbying. They also benefit from increased visibility through international communication and media opportunities as a result of the awards.
Next month, to coincide with the United Nations Climate Conference, COP25, which takes place in Madrid, it’s been announced that there will be a special edition of the awards. The edition will recognise innovative startups in the fields of water, firefighting, climate and the circular economy, acknowledging the key role innovation and entrepreneurship has to play in tackling the climate crisis.
So, if you run an environmentally focussed startup, the Startup Europe Awards would like to hear from you. Find out more and apply here.
Deadline to apply: 2 December.