Startup Europe Awards

Biogas as an alternative and energy decarbonisation process in tourist mobility.

• Among the challenges presented in this new edition of the S-Moving Startup Europe Awards is the Biogas as an alternative and decarbonisation process in tourist mobility.

This edition of the S-Moving Startup Europe Awards seeks to reward the best startup with innovative solutions to the challenges of the ecological transition, with a project or idea that contributes to energy decarbonisation in tourist mobility. Solutions based on the use of clean, green and renewable energies, such as biogas and the production and use of biofuels, are sought.

The challenge proposal is crucial in achieving the objectives of the European Green Pact, the European Commission’s phase-out plan for fossil fuels (gas, oil and coal), RePowerEU and the diversification of supplies in a sector such as tourism. This challenge aims to accelerate the development of renewable energies, fostering circularity, and committing to a more resilient energy system.  

The three challenges that make up the S-Moving Startup Europe Awards were launched during the Transfiere forum, the largest European forum for science, technology and innovation, held at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Malaga (FYCMA). The awards ceremony of this call will be held in the framework of Greencities and S-Moving on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2023, in FYCMA. This edition seeks to promote urban transformation, with a strong focus on smart and sustainable mobility, which is the added value of these awards. 

Finally, this call follows the strategic line of sustainable tourism and entrepreneurship actions in which the Finnova Foundation is involved, as is the case of the “Awake Tourism Challenge” of the UNWTO, second edition of the global competition organised by the UNWTO for startups focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where participants were evaluated for their contribution to the development of an inclusive, resilient and sustainable tourism sector and with the participation of 2,000 participants from 120 countries around the world.

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About Startup Europe Awards

The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative driven by the European Commission, 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 today’s challenges in multiple areas. Its mission is to help Startups and Scaleups become more efficient, smarter and more successful. These awards are a useful tool to promote knowledge sharing, add value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help startups to grow and position themselves in the market.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurial support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.