- The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) platform informs about two relevant calls aimed at young people who have an innovative startup idea or a project underway.
- Applicants must have ideas or proposals that address today’s critical challenges, promote sustainability, and reflect EU values.
- CALL FOR ENTRIES “YOUTH START-UP COMPETITION (YSC) 2023”
“Youth Start-Up Competition (YSC) 2023” is a competition designed to celebrate and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-25 who are developing innovative Startup ideas that address today’s most critical challenges in areas such as sustainability, social inclusion, and technological innovation.
Winners will be awarded at the #SMEA2023 European Assembly in Bilbao, Spain, November 13-17, 2023.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO APPLY
- Be between 18 and 25 years old and reside in any of the EU or COSME countries.
- Submit a video in English of no more than three minutes presenting the Startup idea, its relevance and business plan.
- The YSC winner will be chosen by a jury based on three essential criteria: creativity, visibility, and communication.
- More information and registration in the Full Call for Entries.
The three shortlisted candidates will be announced online and invited to the SME Assembly in Bilbao (Spain), to be held November 13-15, 2023.
In a dedicated YSC session at the event, they will have the opportunity to present their startup idea and business model. The public, along with the jury, will vote for their favorite, resulting in a final winner.
Attending the SME Assembly 2023 is not only an opportunity to raise awareness of your startup, but also to get in touch with potential investors and partners. The event offers a variety of workshops, panel discussions and networking events where young entrepreneurs can learn, grow, and collaborate with industry professionals.
- STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS (SEUA) OPEN CALL: FINNOVA’S OPEN CHALLENGES
Find out about Finnova SEUA’s open calls for Startups and young entrepreneurs with an idea or project that brings innovative solutions to challenges in the following topics:
- LIFE ECO 2.0, based on innovative water, energy and waste recovery solutions.
- S-Moving, based on innovative solutions for sustainable mobility and “Kilometer Zero”.
- Greencities, based on the valorization of textile and organic waste from the Hotel, Restaurant and Café sector (HORECA) and the promotion of energy efficiency.
A committee of experts will evaluate the proposals based on their feasibility, innovation, internationalization, and investment as main criteria.
Successful candidates will benefit from a European Acceleration Ticket that offers a training and mentoring program by Startup Europe Accelerator to access European funds (LIFE, EIT, among others), legal advice, networking, and international communication, among other benefits.
The awards will be presented in the framework of Greencities & S-Moving to be held on 21 and 22 September 2022 in Málaga, FYCMA, Palacio de Ferias y Congresos.
ABOUT STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS
The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative promoted by the European Commission, launched by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. It is an open innovation tool that allows to identify talented entrepreneurship capable of solving current challenges in multiple areas. Its mission is to help Startups and Scaleups to become more efficient, intelligent and 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 THE 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 entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.