Startup Europe Awards


Be the next partner of StartUp Europe Awards!

The StartUp Europe Awards recognise the effort of European startups in various categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, Fashion, Gastronomy, Large Industry, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Govtech, Proptech, Cybersecurity, Climate, Automotive and Edtech.

SEUA is an extremely useful tool to build the European ecosystem connecting all the players across the continent: “The Eurovision for Startups”.  And now we’re looking for you!!!

Our goal is to promote local entrepreneurship and open innovation. In the last edition of SEUA we have reached more than 132 startups from 16 countries, involving 17 Members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and over 100 partners from all over Europe. This time we want to make it bigger! And we need your help. Are you an accelerator in any of our categories? Are you an expert used to work with startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems? Are you running a local or national contest in any category? Join us!

Why become a SEUA partner?

Visibility and recognition

◦   To identify yourself as an organization concerned with promoting entrepreneurial activity in Europe, contributing to growth, job creation and wealth creation

◦   Your organization logo on SEUA website and social networks as a partner

◦   StartUp Europe Awards logo to use in your communications, that recognizes you as a partner of a European initiative backed by EU Commission

◦   Exposure to European authorities and European media


◦   Networking with other similar organizations and European institutions

◦   Information about events, funds, calls, best practises and training programs for entrepreneurs for your organization and your startups

◦   Possibility to develop a business model

◦   Our support on developing the StartUp Europe Awards methodology

What we are looking for:

◦   Organizations that have experience with startups and preferably in doing startup accelerator programs and contest, whose mission is innovation.

◦   The organization should find local media partners, which will depend on the level at which they operate (local, regional, national or European).

◦   The organization must have a multidisciplinary jury, or create it involving experts linked to the European Union.

To apply for being PARTNER for StartUp Europe Awards, please send an email to request the registration form. Deadline extended: September 23th.


Four startups will represent Cantabria at the Startups Europe Awards Spain 2018

Last Sunday was held in Torrelavega the First Open Competition for Entrepreneurship. The winners of this competition will represent Cantabria at the StartUp Europea Awards Spain 2018. This initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation is supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several Members of the European Parliament. StartUp Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation also supports this initiative.

StartUp Europe Awards presents an award methodology for startups at local, regional, national and European level that encourages open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem, through public-private partnerships to support entrepreneurs. In addition, it creates a network of contacts that will inspire and give visibility to all local startups so that, using this network, they can scale their services and products globally.

The Advanced Oxidation project focuses on the cleaning and disinfection of work centres in the food industry through the execution of oxidation processes using only cold water and dispensing with chemical components. This startup will represent the province in the Climate category.

Lombricultura Val del Mazo worm farming, winner of the  category Agritech, is focused on biotechnology applied to livestock.

Investalga AHTI with a project on algae culture for the extraction of added value compounds for biomedicine and biotechnology will be the representative of Cantabria in the  e-Health category.

Wetkube, with a project focused on the production and marketing of a system for the transport and acceleration of neoprene drying will represent Cantabria in the Green category.