Croatian Startup Europe Awards will be held in Rijeka, timing and location will be announced soon.
StartUp Europe Awards presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional, national and European level that fosters the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem, 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.
Proposals from startups from the following areas will be welcome: Green, Social, IOT, Energy, Tourism, Cities, Creative industries, Water, eHealth, FinTech, AgriTech, Cybersecurity, Legal, Space, EdTech, Climate, Fashion and Gastronomy.
StartUp Europe Awards 2017 have been promoted by the European Commission, Committee of the regions, several members of the European Parliament (MEP Croatia - Ivana Maletic) and it is implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe.
If you are a startup, StartUp Europe Awards offers you the possibility to increase your impact at international level, accessing to an international market in which you will be able to network with other startups based in Europe but operating at international level. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain visibility and make your startup more competitive.
Proposals from startups from the following areas will be welcome: Green, Social, IOT, Energy, Tourism, Cities, Creative industries, Water, Fintech, Agritech, eHealth, Cybersecurity, Legal, Space, Edtech, Climate, Fashion, Gastronomy. Apply now and compete at Croatian contest!
The winners of this Croatian edition of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain the right to participate in the European contest that will be held in the first quarter of 2018. in Brussels.
Green StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: improved resource efficiency, climate change, low carbon economy, societal challenges, new business opportunities, circular Economy, blue growth, renewable energy, etc.
Cities StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best startups working in projects related with the intelligent cities, covering topics such as planning, mobility, waste management, energy efficiency, water cycle, citizen participation, etc.
Creative Startup Europe Awards is addressed to professionals In the field of culture and creativity. Concretely, the focus lies on those entrepreneurs who have a project on the field of visual arts, performing arts, architecture, audio-visuals, literature, music, design and fashion, among others.
Energy StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best initiatives related to the development of sustainable and efficient energy models, based on renewable energies, including the best governance projects and citizenship participation in the transition to a renewable energies system.
Social StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: education, quality childcare, healthcare, training, job-search assistance and rehabilitation, gender equality, self-employment and entrepreneurship.
ICTs StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best startups working in innovative projects related to the new technologies of Information and Communication Technologies, from software, to platforms, also covering new communication systems, IoT, 5G, etc.
Tourism StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: tourism, mobility, hotels, sustainable tourism, Smartphones, applications for tourism, etc.
Water StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups working in the development of sustainable water systems, public participation, chemical wáter pollution, groundwater preservation, floods, preservation, etc.
eHealth StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering solutions to health and wellness challenges through products and services that help to improve life quality and connecting health to new technologies.
Fintech StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering disruptive solutions as new applications, processes, products or business models in the financial services or insurance industry: payments, blockchain/distribution ledger, lending platforms, etc.
The objective of the Agritech category is to award the startups that offer products, services and innovative methodologies in the rural and agricultural field, for example: waste reducing technologies such as biotechnologies producing biomaterials from food and agricultural waste, farm-to-consumer distribution, e-grocers, food nutrition transparency, traceability and packaging or processing technologies, among many others.
The category “cybersecurity” recognises the effort of the startups that work in these areas to improve the cybernetic security and to achieve that citizens can trust new technologies.
The initiative to create a category that will award the apparition of new solutions in the legal sphere comes out of this reality. They will be done through technology and will modernize the sector and help the enterprises to improve both their work and their competitiveness in the market.
The SPACE category is born out of the need for awarding those innovative startups within the sphere of aerospace and to set Europe as a world benchmark in this sphere.
The objective of the Edtech category is to award the startups that bring innovative products or services for educative sector, from online certification platforms to websites that offer interactive learning apps. In general, projects those help to improve and advance in education and not only in training.
The objective of the Climate category is to award the startups that develop clean technologies and low- or zero-carbon energy, spurring growth and jobs help Europe reduce its use off-key resources like energy, raw materials, land and water. Also, startups who create product or services that help with the mitigation of the impact of the climate change.
StartUp Europe Awards aims to recognise the fashion startups that try to create a new way of understanding fashion, from the production to the sale, without forgetting the design and trends.
StartUp Europe Awards aims to recognise those entrepreneurs who can address all these issues in an efficient and innovative way, communicating the necessity of facing the challenges related to gastronomy in the modern world.
City of Rijeka – Startup Incubator
The basic objective of the Startup Incubator is to create a stimulating environment for self-employment of the young generation through the realisation of their own business ideas, raising work competences for employability and influencing the development of the entrepreneurial culture. The main users of the startup program are students and unemployed young people up to 29 years of age.