Startup Europe Awards

Twelve startups will represent Bulgaria in StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

Cleantech Bulgaria organized Bulgarian final. The winners in this country are:

For Agritech, the winner is Green Scan. They are a startup for precise agriculture. With the help of unmanned aerian vehicle we monitor fields with various agriculture and produce NDVI images showing the vital condition of the vegetation.

Rivus, for Climate is a startup who develops highly efficient water-saving products like tap nozzle and shower head. Rivus nozzle can save up to 90% of the water and Rivus Shower up to 70% of the water.

Cybersecurity category was won by RV Solutions. They make modular WEB based system with a mobile application, which uses IoT to perform remote monitoring and control of industrial installations in warehouses.

My Spirulina won e-Health category. They create a Small and unique sized bioreactor for home cultivation of the superfood spirulina.

For the Energy Category, ELJOY is an startup that create smart electric bicycles and bike sharing system to change the way how people commute in cities.

CRISTA won Fintech category with Climate Risk Integrated System for Thematical Analysis provides climate risk analytics primarely to insurance companies to enhance the depth and integrity of their assessments.

In the Gastronomy the winner is Pulpy Crips, they implement Implementation of juice pulp into healthy fruit and vegetable chips.

In Green Category, ShiftIDEAS had won with developing an economically viable, fully biodegradable composite material, made of agricultural waste as a feedstock (straw, corn husks, tobacco stems etc.) and mushroom mycelium as a binding agent. The fungal organism feeds on the lignocellulose rich feedstock and produces hyphae that connect and bind the waste particles to form a bio-mass composite material, from which a multitude of products can be created – particle boards, protective packaging and construction materials.

Connected Bin, in IoT category. “ConnectedBin offers a smart solution for just-in-time solid waste collection.  It allows for remote monitoring of various parameters of the waste bins (e.g. fill-level, GPS position, vandalization) and optimized schedules for their collection, as well as real-time notification for incidents (e.g. fire-alarm, dislocation, vandalization).

This way the environmental impact from the waste collection is minimized, funds are spent more efficiently and better service is provided, public or private.”

In Smart Cities, GreenReStart is the winner. “Green ReStart is a consulting company for life cycle assessment and preparation of environmental product declarations. Our initial focus is on the construction sector in Bulgaria with further development on other industrial fields and neighbouring countries.

Tourism category was won by qWater. They management of local wastewater treatment processes – We offer a complex service including small aesthetic local wastewater treatment plant, bioaugmentation product for optimization of the process and consulting for management of the water treatment processes.

ENOVA won Water Category. The BOD monitoring system we designed is based on new generation of biosensors capable to detect and quantify the organic pollution in water.  The systems could be used for monitoring of water bodies such as lakes, rivers and wetlands or to be a part of the control systems in different industries dealing with water.