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KOMILIBRO, winner of SEUA Spain in Creative category

Country: Spain

Category: Creative

Name: Komilibro

Project Aim: Find your next reading according to what you want to feel

 

 

What is Komilibro?

Komilibro is a book searcher in mobile application that allows you to find your next reading according to what you want to feel and what your specific literary interests.

Why is Komilibro necessary?
After asking for readers’ opinion, we realised that books were not usually recommended according to the traditional classification of genre (fiction, romantic novel, etc.), rather they were usually recommended for the feelings they triggered on readers: “I was hooked”, “hilarious”, “it’s food for thought”, “it’s a page-turner”.
We then understood that the book industry keeps a traditional classification that is not helpful for readers to find their next reading in wide variety of books.  Therefore, we thought that a modern and different book browser was necessary, one that allows to find readings with a novel and attractive filtering experience.
Besides, Javier Calvo Labat, the leader of the project and one of the co-founders, is a literature teacher at a high school and Komilibro is his personal initiative to encourage reading among students. The main objective is to provide readers, especially the younger ones, with a modern and fresh tool that could give them the opportunity to find their perfect book and to interact with other readers with similar preferences. 

 

Where are we?

After a year and a half of development and several months in front of the public we are very happy with the welcome that has had the initiative. The mobile version on Android carries more than 10,000 downloads and more than 3,000 active users, is ready in English and soon we will launch in more languages. On the other hand, we successfully completed a € 5500 Crowdfunding initiative that has allowed us to begin the development of Komilibro for IOS-Apple devices. In addition, we have joined the team to Javier Celaya, one of the most relevant literary agents in the Spanish book industry, a true reference and guru of the book industry in Spain and Latin America. In 2016 we received the first prize of 25 projects in the Cultural Industries Summit, program of acceleration of cultural and technological projects celebrated in Valencia.

What does Europe and the Startup Europe Awards mean?

Europe is our natural way of growth since, after starting with the Spanish experience, we have started development in English and want to open ourselves to a more international scenario. Fundamentally, we want to revolutionize the way books are found, searched and thought, and that change, in order to be truly relevant, must be global and plurinational. We must take the world of books to the twenty-first century. For that, Spain is the first step and Europe is the way.

“Komilibro’s search and algorithm system is easily replicable in other languages ​​and markets and an international repercussion program such as the Startup Europe Awards would enable us to successfully carry out this company” Javier Calvo, CEO Komilibro.

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MOZELO is the winner of Latvia in Creative category

Country: Latvia

Category: Creative

Name: Modelo

Project Aim:  Let’s anyone in need to create their beautiful online presence in a form of a website, online store or blog with ease and no technical skills required

Which is Mozello Website Builder initiative?

 We believe that in today’s business world it’s essential for a business or a startup to have a website and have a great looking overall online presence and communication. More and more people are taking their shopping from supermarkets or shops to the sofa and the laptop in their homes. They make shopping decisions, browse products and services. It’s essential to be available online in today’s world.

Based on that we arrive to why we created Mozello. It’s due to the fact that it’s common for new or small to medium business to be tight on their budget when it comes to developing their websites or online stores. Also, not everyone has the needed skills to pull it off. So, we created Mozello – the user friendly platform that let’s anyone in need to create their beautiful online presence in a form of a website, online store or blog with ease and no technical skills required.

Which are the goals?

  • make it’s use as easy and understandable as possible for the average computer user
  • keep it affordable for small businesses and even people who are trying to start something great individually from their homes
  • keep the functionality of what you can expect from today’s websites and online stores (integration with Google and other services, mobile support, )
  • make it available to local EU markets by providing language and local domain name support

Why you create it?

We believe we are on the right track with that because more and more businesses across Europe and other regions are choosing Mozello as their go-to platform for their individual or business website or e-commerce solution. And we are happy to be a helping part in their journey.

We believe in seeing, working towards and grabbing opportunities and we believe every European business, individual and startup is working towards their own ideas and opportunities to get, make or be what they envisioned to be. We are happy to help by enabling more and more individuals and businesses discover they opportunities, reach their goals and inspire others and us by doing so. Support and opportunity is what we share with the people and businesses and we would like to say that Europe is with us on that. 

 

“My team and I, we are very happy to receive this recognition and it comes as a confirmation that the idea of launching a successful global startup in Europe is not only possible but actually working very well both for us and our customers from all EU countries and beyond.”Karl’s Blumentals, Mozello CEO

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SMART LOAD SOLUTIONS is the winner of Estonia in Energy category

Country: Estonia

Category: Energy

Name: Smart Load Solutions

Project Aim: connecting electric heaters with energy markets.

 

 

Why you started?

Electricity is one of the most expensive and polluting sources for heating. However, this should not be this way as renewables like solar panels and wind turbines produce electricity with 0€/MWh and they produce 0 CO2 emissions in the process. The problem is of course, that the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing all the time.

How you work?

Our team has solved this problem by shifting the time that heaters consume electricity to the time periods when there is a lot of cheap and environmentally friendly electricity in the grid, produced by most efficient power plants.

How does it work?

That is why we have created Themo, which is an intelligent thermostat for electric floor heating. Themo uses SLS optimization software that can shift automatically energy consumption without causing any discomfort for the end client – it keeps the temperature the user has set but is able to save up to 40% from the electricity cost. To provide the service, SLS is using latest technologies like A.I., IoT, Big Data analysis and cloud computing.

 

Today we have started the pre-sales of the thermostats and are producing the first patch. After floor heating, we aim to change electric radiators, water heaters and heat pumps. This type of new approach has a huge potential to change how we consume electricity and how we could better utilize renewable energy production to benefit us all.

As the CEO of Smart Load Solutions I am pleased to see that our solution has gained both Estonian and international recognition which is always important for small companies to succeed with their technologies.

 

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Beonprice, winner of SEUA Spain in ITC Category

Country: Spain

Category: ITC

Name: Beonprice

Project Aim: Forecast consumer behaviour while recommending optimal rates by room type, market segment and length of stay to maximize profitability

 

What is Beonprice?

BEONPRICE is a disruptive big data technology company specialized in hospitality revenue management solutions. BEONPRICE is the first RMS (revenue management system) based on Big Data technology which includes quality indicators and guest intelligence as key criteria to forecast consumer behaviour while recommending optimal rates by room type, market segment and length of stay to maximize profitability.

When and where was founded?

Founded in 2013, with offices in Miami, Mexico City, Bogotá, Madrid and Salamanca (HQ).

We serve 1,500 properties across 26 countries with a 95% renewal rate.

Which are the requirements?

There are 3 hotel profiles according to Revenue Management requirements:

For PRO profiled hotels, the PRO service level shows the Revenue Manager important information to make the best decision.

For Advanced profiled hotels, the ADVANCED service level suggests the optimal price so that the Revenue Manager may publish it to the channels.

For Excellence profiled hotels, the PREMIUM service level suggests the optimal price and regenerates itself 24/7, publishing the rates to the channels.

“We are very proud of representing Spain in Startup European Awards in the ICT Category. Startup European Awards is delivering an industry led initiative to help and develop Startup Europe Map” Ruben Sánchez, CEO BEONPRICE.

 

Other Awards

Founder Institute, IBM SmartCamp, Emprendedor Siglo XXI La Caixa, Mejor empresa joven de Castilla y León, WELCOME EU Project, Spain Tech Center, Premio a la Mejor Iniciativa Digital.

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ECOCHE is the winner of Spain in green category

Country: Spain

Category: Green

Name: Ecoche

Project Aim: Change the power that moves our society,

 

 

Why did you create?

We believe in sustainable development and that innovation can be anywhere, because this is wherever this innovator. With this purpose and with the philosophy of reuse not to generate waste, it has developed a methodology to carry out the transformation of any combustion vehicle into electricity.

What is Ecoches about?

In addition we are creating the largest network of workshops with capacity to transform and give assistance to electric vehicles of Spain, promoting the economy distributed in the automotive sector. At Ecoche we transform diesel or petrol vehicles into 100% electric vehicles, reducing consumption costs by 80%, 100 km costing around € 1.5, and maintenance costs by 50%. On the other hand, the most economical and sustainable car is the one that is reused, eliminating treatment costs as waste at the end of its useful life and reducing GHG emissions by 90% compared to a new electric vehicle.In recent months we are putting the finishing touches to our prototypes, an all-terrain pickup and a commercial van, both ready for commercialization by the start of 2017.

Who supports you?

Thanks to the support of Finnova, with whom we have been accelerating since winning the prize to participate in the national final of the Start Up Europe Awards, we are opening our company to projects and consortiums at European level.We are an example of an accelerated project through a methodology of public-private partnership and open innovation. ECOCHE has been able to turn its idea into an environmental pilot project demonstrating a LIFE project led by the City of Seville through the public cleaning company (LIPASAM). With this methodology, the consortium opts for a European funding of € 2 million in the LIFE 2017 call and, if approved, ECOCHE will be able to work, together with other technological partners, on the pilot tests for the transformation of the LIPASAM fleet of combustion vehicles into Electric vehicles and demonstrate its low-cost solution for 3 years; And thanks to the validation of LIPASAM, you can more easily opt for public fleet contracts.

 

AWARDSZinc Shower 2016

“Winning the national end of the SEUA in the category of green economy has meant great visibility at the average level, and perhaps most importantly, it has given force to the whole team of Ecoche to advance in our idea to make accessible the sustainable mobility to Everything the world “. Mario Fernández, CEO and Co-founder ECOCHE.

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NAS is the winner of SEUA Estonia in green category

Country: Estonia

Category: Green

Name: NAS

Project Aim: Reduce tedious manual work and automate metering

What is NAS?

Nordic Automation Systems is solving Telematics for Utilities and Telcos.

Why it is created?

It is created to reduce tedious manual work and automate metering while reducing cost of meter reading.
Our automated meter reading solutions help to reduce and optimise consumption of scarce earth resources like water and energy. 
How is the company going?
We are currently in the state of ramping up our production and expanding our sales to Europe, South America and Austarlasia. 
Recognition as a Startup Europe Award winner would be hugely important to us in getting more widely recognised as a respected telematics technology provider for the greener world. 

 

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SENSE is the winner of Poland in smart city category

Country: Poland

Category: Smart Cities

Name: Sense

Project Aim:  Increases safety of the building and reduces maintenance costs for facility maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

What is Sense?

Sense company provides the next generation system for facility maintenance of commercial buildings such as shopping centres, logistic warehouses, exhibitions etc. Sense S-One system increases safety of the building and reduces maintenance costs. The sensor network installed under the roof oversees the current structure safeness. In case of any roof loads caused by rainwater, hail or snow the caution notice will be send to the Facility Manager via an e-mail or sms. As a result, the snow removal actions are reduced up to zero and savings raises into M$ early. In other case Sense system can detect water leaks on the roof.

 

Why do you created it?

Most of collapsed buildings have revealed human mistakes during exploitations. At the moment no buildings are equipped with a system which gives the informations about their structural condition. As a professionals in structural, survey and IT technology we have built the most efficient monitoring system using simple tools. But our patented methodology of the measurement is unique in the world!

Nowadays all works on the roof are manual: snow measurements, snow removal, leak detection. Handwork sampling gives no reliable results, so the automation is needed. Sense system gives the tool to automatic snow load measurement and leak detection too. Facility Manager will plan and execute the intervention based on our system indications.

At what point you are?

Our system is working for IKEA in Warsaw, and we are going to extend it to all IKEA shops in Poland. Right now we have already finalized the second generation of our sensors and keep working on contracts with industrial space developers in CEE. Our main goal for 2017 is to build a successful sales team and close first deals in EU.

 

“Being the finalist in Smart City category means a lot to us. We go for global business and this is the best direction I guess. Being in Brussell open the cooperation with EU partners and resellers – we are sure that European final put us in a spotlight for a while and we will take that opportunity for sure”

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Ekuore is the winner of SEUA Spain in Health category

Country: Spain

Category: Health

Name: EKuore

Project Aim: Allow a second opinion or tracking medical treatment

 

 

What is EKuore pro?
EKuore pro is the first Smart wireless stethoscope capable to connect to mobile devices, through WIFI technology, it is able to amplify the sound of heart and lungs by 20.Among the main advantages of this device highlights thepossibility of recording, visualizing and sharing the auscultation, in a simple and quick way, allowing a second opinion or tracking medical treatment. On the other hand, eKuore Pro allows for once quick and simple auscultation, where medical professionals don ́t have to connect to a smartphone, operating as a traditional stethoscope.

What is Ekuore purpose?Ekuore ́s purpose is to continue developing mHealth devices that revolutionize the sanitary teleassistance field, which allow of the patient to be controlled and monitored in quick and easy way and a low cost.

Other future project of eKuore is to develop a Negative Pre-Diagnosis Platform, which will allow to help health professionals to detect when the patient has a cardiac anomalies.

 For whom is intended?

Mainly for doctors of primary care, nurses, paediatricians or pulmonologist, because it enables them to offer a more accurate diagnosis at lower costs.

To primary care ́s doctors, (as they are the first filter in the health system), this device allows them to reduce the level of uncertainty in the diagnosis, given that they can share auscultation ́s sound fast with a specialist and they can offer a solution more effective and faster.

On the other hand, nurses are who collect the physiological parameters and are responsible for home care; therefore through ekuore stethoscope nurses can visualize the auscultation and offer a better diagnosis.

For cardiologist, although have tools much more sophisticated, thanks to this technology they could select only select cases (derivate of primary care), which they need to pay more attention. This allows them to remove unnecessary Follow up appointment and to improve the efficiency of the sanitary system.

Which is the company evolution?

Since the beginning in 2012, eKuore has obtained several acknowledgments from diverse institutions and programs, winning the Spin Off competition of Malaga University in 2012, the entrepreneurship program Minerva (2013), the “Lanzadera” program” 1st edition (2014), project of private capital for Juan Roig owner of Mercadona and in 2015, The SME Instrument Phase 1 – HORIZON 2020, that selected eKuore such a once of the winners in the “Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices”, by means of the European Commission finances the most promising projects of research and innovation.

In addition eKuore was winner in 2015 of the National Young entrepreneurship that the Youth National College of Spain (INJUVE) attached to the Spanish Health ́s Ministry.

At the same time, from 2015 eKuore has received the support of the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region, FISABIO, through a scientific consulting for the development and test of its products.

 

‘We are a technologic company that designs, develops and markets medical devices (mhealth), that connects health to new mobile technologies.’ CEO eKuore

 

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RONZO is the winner of Poland in Green Category

Country: Poland

Category: Green

Name: RONZO

Project Aim: Perfect product for athletes and people who care about their body.

 

 

What does Ronzo do?

Τhe startup called Ronzo manufacture innovative healthy products made with Cricket Flour includes protein bars, protein shake, and capsules with flour.RONZO is empowering consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products. Perfect product for athletes and people who care about their body.

Why you created?

We have created RONZO because we care about your health, about our health, and the condition of our planet. It’s not rocket science to figure out that the market is filled with artificial and fake food. We say it is the high time to say STOP and choose REAL food with natural, nutritional, and sustainable ingredients.

Balanced source of vitamins, minerals and microelements perfect for your body and… respectful towards the environment. The production uses two thousand less amount of water and land normally used to produce meat. A single addition of this alternative and sustainable food of the future to your diet can change your life AND save the planet.

 

Let’s #Crickeat!

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RENTION is the winner of Latvia in smart cities category

Country: Latvia

Category: Smart Cities

Name: Rention

Project Aim: Strengthen its positions in Europe and throughout the world, and the system is available in six languages – Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Russian, Hebrew and Chinese.

 

 

What is Rention?

“Rention”: An Innovative Property Management System

It is a property management platform that has been created with the intention of merging all housing management activities into a united system. The range of operations is adapted to owners and renters of premises, as well as management representatives and various service providers, ensuring convenient communications between the users and the consumers. The system can also be used to write up and pay bills, submit utility meter information, apply for new services, and do other things that are related to housing.

What does it consist of?

The idea is based on problems in the area of property management in various European countries – the need to spend a lot of time at various institutions, to fill out documents that are frequently unnecessary, etc. The system of property management is out-of-date and complicated in many countries, and the “Rention” idea has been much appreciated in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, China, Israel and other countries. “There was chaos in the property management area not just in Latvia, where work on the ‘Rention’ system began in 2014, but also in other European countries,” recalls “Rention” board chairman Aleksandrs Zelinskis. “The main problem was bureaucracy, and that’s how we came up with the revolutionary idea about an unprecedented system in this specific sector.”

How does the company work?

The company consists of a professional team with years of experience in IT and property management, offering innovations in an area that has not changed during the past 10 years. The “Rention” platform was established with professional from various sectors, as well as investments from the British investment fund Shvest Limited and the senior investors of the Latvian Business Agency Network (LATBAN), Maksims Koržanovs and Rolands Feldmanis. During the course of the work, various solutions were integrated into the platform, including the most often used bookkeeping systems for simplified building administration. A partnership was launched with companies in the “Creditinfo Group,” which operates in 29 countries around the world, on the issue of simplified data exchange related to debtors. “Rention” holds a professional civil liability insurance policy to guarantee the security of client data.

 

“As one of the founders of ‘Rention,’ I am truly surprised at the massive interest that I have seen in this sector about this new system,” says Aleksandrs. “We’ve informed property management people in various countries about the platform and its operations, and everyone wants to use the simplified and modern solutions to save time and resources on an everyday basis. As we have developed the system, we had adapted important functions for the needs of building owners, renters and management representatives.”