The Awards recognize the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) for ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Aothere last category recognizes the effort of the public administrations in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation: Best Public Administration Award.
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 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.
The 84 finalists' startups are coming from Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, FYROM, Montenegro, Poland, Slovenia and Spain; competing for top prize in the categories of Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water.
The winner in Creative Startup category is Robocamp from Poland
RoboCAMP can provide you with all you need to start robotics and programming lessons in your school. Teach coding the easy way!
The winner in Energy Startup category is Tespack from Finland
Tespack is specialised in mobile energy, in creating Smart Wear by combining latest tech, solar & design so you can be energy independent.
The winner in Fintech Startup category is INZMO from Estonia
INZMO provides you any personal insurance cover in seconds! Compare prices and buy the best insurance policy hassle-free!
The winner in Green Startup category is Windcity from Italy
Nature variability reduces renewable energy efficiency to a one-third than what we could do. The solution is always adapting to change: Windcity.
The winner in Health Startup category is NeuronGuard from Italy
Neuron Guard: the new standard of care for the target temperature management of brain damages.
The winner in ICT Startup category is vyzVoice from Luxembourg
vyzVoice removes barriers to digital transformation with flexible, cost-effective, solutions on its secure, cloud-based platform, Chorus.
The winner in Smart Cities Startup category is CityCrop from Greece
Grow your own fresh and pesticide free food at home all year round with just a click of a button!
The winner in Social Startup category is TempBuddy from Ireland
TempBuddy’s award-winning real-time workforce software enables staffing companies get their best people to the right place at the right time.
The winner in Tourism Startup category is Waynabox from Spain
Surprise trips to an unknown destination, discovering where to fly only two days before the departure!
The winner in Water Startup category is APSU from Spain
Pyme developer of microwave technologies for water treatment, the microwaves are categorized green chemistry by the European Union.
The best Public Administration for the Startups, is 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 winner in Best Public Administration Award for Municipality is Camara Municipal de Lisboa in Portugal
LISBON MICRO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP is an important part of a global strategy of supporting local entrepreneurship as a dynamic engine of the city´s economy. And that's because 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.
The winner in Best Public Administration Award for Region is Central Denmark Region in Denmark
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.
The winner in Best Public Administration Award for Province is Consorcio Zona Franca de Vigo in Spain
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.