Madrid presents new startup initiative with VP for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip
On 6 March 2017, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, and Madrid’s most important financial, tech and startup players will gather for the presentation of the ‘Madrid Startup House’ Foundation
The Digital Single Market is one of the European Union’s key priorities. It aims to tear down regulatory barriers and create a more vibrant, connected and seamless European Digital Market.
But how can Spain, and its capital Madrid, confront the challenge of being part of a truly Digital Single Market?
Madrid is a city buzzing with entrepreneurship activities, both within the public and the private sphere, but often resources, connections and efforts are widely dispersed. What is needed is a single point to unify all activities and players, to strengthen the entrepreneurship scene and give the city’s startup community a platform for international reach to other ecosystems, like the United States.
Madrid Startup House was launched in November 2016 under the umbrella of the Digital Single Market, to do just this. Other platforms like this are foreseen to be created in other cities in Europe, such as Venice in Italy.
This 6 March 2017, Madrid’s most important financial, tech and startup actors will gather with Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, as well as Isidro Laso, Head of the European Commission initiative ‘Startup Europe’ , for the presentation of the ‘Madrid Startup House’ Foundation.
Founders Hugin & Munin and Socios Inversores are enthusiastic about the impact that Madrid Startup House Foundation will have on Madrid, and Spain’s, ability to adapt to the Digital Single Market. Victor Teodosio (Hugin & Munin) states “With Madrid Startup House, we hope to provide a platform, under the umbrella of the European Commission, that strengthens the ecosystem as a whole.”
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eHealth Adoption Awards: Tell your story before 10th March!
The European awards that recognise the work of eHealth adopters and their technological suppliers. Register before 10 March! Finalists will publicly present their solutions on May at the eHealth Week in Malta.
The eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 are the prize that recognise the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Both are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story on 11 May 2017 at the eHealth Week in Malta, where the winning team will receive a trophy in a plenary session at the event.
Winners will be promoted as a reference in their sector
This awards give visibility and recognition to European adopters of cutting-edge innovation in eHealth, while inspiring other organisations to improve the delivery of health and care-related services with the support of innovative technology. During one year this team will be promoted to participate in events related to the organisers like the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing or the World of Health IT (WoHIT).
Who is eligible to apply
Teams of European adopters and IT companies that have jointly implemented an eHealth innovation with successful outputs. By eHealth it is understood the use of IT solutions for health and care and may cover: digital health, active and healthy ageing, social care, mHealth, wearables, etc. Biotech and medical devices for hospital use (e.g., PET, TAC) are excluded.
TWITTER PROFILE: No a specific one. You can tag @Ticbiomed.
Open call! The awards for #eHealth adopters and IT suppliers. Register before 10 March! bit.ly/eHAA17
EU eHealth Competition: Get recognized as the best eHealth solution in Europe
Submit your digital health solution to the eHealth Competition before the 6th March. This year we have introduced a new track on Diabetes.
SMEs, get recognition for your eHealth Solution by entering the eHealth Competition! TICBioMed’s aim is to provide support for SME business success, offering a path to increase visibility and marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital.
The 6th Edition call for applications will remain open until 6th March. The novelty this year is the launch of a Diabetes track to reward the best solutions for the population management of the disease. 1 in 10 adults will have diabetes by 2040 -642 million- and 12% of global health expenditure is spent on this disease. Let’s give visibility to the solutions that will improve the life quality of diabetes patients.
The eHealth Competition 2017 will be held in partnership with the Health 2.0 and the Healthio Events, taking place at the Fira Barcelona on May 3rd.
TWITTER PROFILE: @eHealthCompSME / Hashtag: #eHC2017
Get recognized as the best #eHealth brand in Europe! Apply before 6 March. Special focus on diabetes. bit.ly/eHC2017
1 in 10 adults will have diabetes by 2040. @eHealthCompSME rewards best diabetes eHealth solutions. Apply until 6/03 bit.ly/eHC2017
Do you have a solution focused on Diabetes? @eHealthCompSME rewards the best solutions. Apply before the 6th March. bit.ly/eHC2017
SEA2Y – Startup Europe final conference
Startup Europe – Discover it’s impact and learn about future initiatives
Startup Europe is holding its final conference in Belgium in February 2017.
- Learn about what we know about the European startup ecosystems
- Discover what we have achieved with Startup Europe projects
- Understand the progress on startup and scaleup policies
- Engage with future projects and plans
- Connect with the Startup Europe network
Morning: Startup Europe Data + Impact
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon: Future: Horizon 2020 ICT32 call & Networking
More information: EventBrite
Poland has chosen 9 winning startups for European final of StartUp Europe Awards!
Poland has chosen nine startups for the European final of StartUp Europe Awards!
Under the frame of Startup Poland Global, an educational program for Polish startups and scaleups helping them work on global expansion strategies, were chosen the nine startups which will represent Poland in Brussels, for the final of StartUp Europe Awards. This program selected 50 high potential startups that participated in three-day intensive course where they improved their pitches, listened to serial entrepreneurs’ stories of success and failure, and acquired legal and business background on moving operations abroad. During the pitching finals, the jury of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs rated startups performance on stage.
They selected the winners that will receive a tailored workshop on building global strategies and scaling, at the end of January 2017, and will go to the final of SEUA.
Startup Poland Global is enabled by the United Way Worldwide and funded by Citi Foundation.
These are thestartups selected to represent Poland in 9 categories in the final of Startup Europe Awards:
In the ICT Category the winner is DeepDoc; a project aimed at early detection of risk of depression using machine learning to analyze activity in social media, they diagnose the risk of depression at a very early stage.
Jumbster, the winner in TOURISM Category, is an application to save on fuel; with this app you are able to find and buy the cheapest fuel in your area.
In the HEALTH Category was selected Pelvifly, a comprehensive, mobile system of prophylaxis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.
Piece of cake provides the opportunity to easy splitting your bills for your friends, workmates and in every place, where you just need divide the bill. This startup will represent Poland for FINTECH Category.
Ronzo is aimed to empower consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products; and it is the winner for the GREEN Category.
Smartbox, wich creates a comprehensive Smarthouse system based on cloud computing, was chosen as the winner for ENERGY Category.
The winner for SOCIAL Category is Socialgamer, a search engine in the computer gaming industry focused on the rapid and precise searching for partners to create the perfect team.
Sense produces wireless, mobile and intelligent sensors and designs measuring systems. Sense was chosen to represent Poland in the CITIES Category.
For the CREATIVE Category the winner is RoboCamp, which enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming.
Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups, in the Final ceremony to be held first quarter of 2017 in Brussels. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is “The Eurovision for Startups”.
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.
1-2-1 session “Define technological needs of livestock industry”
Define technological needs of livestock industry.
The topic of the session is identification and analysis of potential technological needs of livestock sector from the point of view of veterinarians and farmers. The expert, based on his experience, indicates effective solutions to the concrete needs.
Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock
15.00 – 16.00
Questions & Answers
Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock
Rafal Trukan is an expert in dealing with issues in the areas of business, and veterinary medicine. Extensive experience in planning and implementing business plans and promotional budgets, as well as the link with the environment veterinary allowed for the successful conduct many training marketing and sales techniques and tactics in the field.
As an advisor repeatedly dealt with the development and implementation of new, will be widely popular products on the market (such as Marbox, Cevaxel RTU, Pride Delta, Enzaprost, Coxevac, Hydracev, Spirovet, SYNCROSTIM, Velactis, Multishield DC, Eprecis inj.).
Travel to and attend SXSW 2017 conference for FREE with Startup Europe!
Be part of an EU startup delegation selected to travel to South by SouthWest 2017 conference in the US, with return flights, accomodation and registration.
The EU will support participation to the South by Southwest (SXSV 2017) conference for up to 10 startup representatives (return flight EU-Austin, accommodation 4 nights, between 10-14 March.2017, and SXSW interactive conference registration).
The startups will also participate in the startup demonstrations and general networking activities that will be organized by the EU Delegation to the U.S. during this period, at an EU-dedicated venue at ‘Palm Door on 6th‘ in downtown Austin.
The selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Examples of innovative technology
- Currently participating in an EU funded programme
- Actively seeking to expand in the US
- Representing regional and gender diversity
To apply, please fill in, by 10th January 2017, the required information at: Google Form application
Startups selected will be informed by 20th January 2017.
Launching the Madrid Startup House
On Monday 21st November, Welcome project, under the umbrella of Startup Europe, will be launching its latest initiative, ‘Madrid Startup House’. ‘Madrid Startup House’ is a new platform whose objective is to show the potential Madrid has in the entrepreneurship world. Having a startup entry point into the city will surely foster growth and prosperity to the entreprenurial movement of the Spanish capital and make it very attractive to national and international entrepreneurs.
All players of the startup ecosystem are welcome to join: becoming a partner, a collaborator or a sponsor are some of the ways you can help us make the Madrid ecosystem more transparent and approachable.
For more info on the agenda discussed tomorrow morning check out this post.
Stay tuned, we’ll soon update you on the outcomes of the launch!
The Official Launch of the Startup Europe ‘One Stop Shop’ in Brussels
Last week we officially launched the One Stop Shop in Brussels, the heart of Europe.
The One Stop Shop has been growing with speed over the last few months and it was time to officially launch it into the world with a special event.
In case you didn’t know , the One Stop Shop is a single point for startups to access all the information they need to grow and thrive: find investment and support, attend events, search for open calls, find out about legal rules and connect with other startup players.
At an event held by Digital Europe, we presented the One Stop Shop, and explained how to use it with an interactive presentation.
This event followed the DIPP (Digital in Practice) format by Digital Europe, which is a type of event that delves into digital best practice and cutting-edge technology.
The interactive presentation involved showing the audience how to easy it is to use the website.
The Power of the One Stop Shop
Over the last two months we have seen over 30,000 visitors, hailing from all over Europe and beyond. This works out at around 500 different visitors a day.
Our main visitor countries at the moment are the USA, Germany and France.
The website offers a powerful platform to allow startup players to connect and grow across Europe.
Discussion and questions
The panelists at the event were:
- Stewart McTavish, Director of the University of Cambridge, ideaSpace.
- Jesus Lozano, Serial entrepreneur.
- Emilio Corchado, Founder, BISTE accelerator, CEO of StartupOlé and coordinator of STARTUP EUROPE-WELCOME project.
- Maurice Beckand, Founder, Crosspring
Each of the speakers spoke about their experience of the startup world and how they had used the Startup Europe One Stop Shop. For example, Stewart McTavish spoke about how having one single point online saves time for startups when they are looking for key information.
There were also a series of questions about the functionality of the One Stop Shop, including on the registration process for the Startup Europe Map, and what the One Stop Shop offers female entrepreneurs.
To see more pictures from the event, go to the Digital Europe’s Facebook album.