The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative promoted by the European Commission, supported by the Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament and implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. It is an open innovation tool that allows companies to identify talented startups capable of solving current challenges in multiple areas. Our mission is to help Startups and Scaleups become more efficient, smart and successful. These awards are an extremely useful tool to promote knowledge sharing, to add value to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and to help startups grow and position themselves in the market. Entrepreneurs with successful ideas will be crucial for local authorities to define tailored programs aimed at energizing their local ecosystems and improving public-private collaboration. The Finnova Foundation has a technical team (SEUA team) that has already supported the celebration and implementation of several successful editions of these awards (see annex for more information).