Startup Europe Awards


Broomx is the spanish winner for the Creative category

Country: Spain

Category: Creative

Project Aim:Technology-based company with a creative soul, Broomx Technologies is The Projected VR Company!

The Initiative:

Makers of MK Player360, a unique immersive projection device to enjoy VR & 360° media content without the need of individual VR headsets, and Broomx VR content platform. This patented system is able to create immersive 4D experiences in any room or corner at a consumer price-point. Once it’s set up, the user can control the system via a smartphone app and have their entire field of vision covered by standard VR & 360º media from top VR creators & international artists. Formed by a team of senior professionals from different backgrounds (hardware engineers, software developers, designers, video artists, communications and business profiles) Broomx has opened a new niche in the home-entertainment industry and the virtual world, which has also impacted in other sectors such health, education, tourism or automotive industries.


The reasons why we created it:

Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are finally starting to emerge from the lab into  applications for everyday life. Researchers agree that the industry is only beginning its global triumph and will grow significantly in the next years – global VR revenues are forecasted to hit $80 billion by 2025. The potential of VR market cannot, however, be fully realized unless we find alternative ways to enjoy immersive content, more social and comfortable than the current systems typically through individual goggles or VR headsets. With the MK Player360 immersive projection system, we solve the 4 major issues of VR today: loneliness, sickness, inability to enjoy long content & content dispersion.


What we have accomplished:

After 3 years of intense R&D, during the year 2017 we have presented the MK Player360 into main technology-driven events. Today we have sold 20 units to different European companies such as hotels, hospitals, health training companies and universities, and we have also launched the BroomxVR platform, an online platform & catalog of VR experiences where international content creators can promote their creations to all the MK Player360 users and monetize their creations. Our technology is revolutionizing the way people enjoy VR experiences for their leisure time and for professional purposes. It is also a very effective tool to carry out completely outstanding marketing actions.


What Europe means for us:

For us, Europe is the place to launch our technology, get the first customers and receive valuable feedback. It is also an important area for VR content creation, with lots of SME companies producing outstanding content both for B2B and B2C use cases that we can integrate into the BroomxVR platform. And moreover, it’s a key to receive public and private funding to scale-up our technology and make Broomx a global company.

“Being selected for the StartUp Europe Awards is a big honor for us, the opportunity to continue promoting our technology in Europe and connecting with top leaders from EU companies.  But moreover, it’s a special recognition that encourages us to bring our VR projection system into more environments where it can be relevant, for example healthcare institutions, kid’s hospitals or education centers!” Ignasi Capellà – Cofounder, CMO & Business development



CORRATA is the winner of Ireland in Cybersecurity category

Country: Ireland

Category: Cybersecurity

Name: Corrata

Proyect aim: Provide mobile security and data control solution for enterprise.


What do you do?

Our patent-pending software enables organizations to defend against mobile threats, block malicious and inappropriate content and eliminate unnecessary data usage. Mobile devices are increasingly mission critical for organizations. A wide variety of business processes across sales, customers services, operations and logistics depend on having a secure, cost effective and reliable mobile device fleet. However, the increased use of mobile for business-critical functions exposes organisations to new risk in terms of cyber security and new challenges in managing mobile service cost.

Which ones are the risk?

The mobile devices are used primarily beyond the perimeter of corporate network. As a result, the devices are exposed to threats from malware, insecure WIFI and social engineering attacks without the normal protections provided by cybersecurity infrastructure such as firewall, web gateways and anti-virus solutions.

Corrata´s software effectively extends these protections to mobile devices even when they are operating on mobile and WIFI network not controlled by the enterprise. Corrata´s technology provides enterprises with unprecedented visibility and control over mobile devices protecting their employees from web, device and infrastructure based threats. In addition, Corrata reduces mobile service cost and enhances compliance by applying acceptable usage policies to mobile, blocking malicious and inappropriate content and eliminating unnecessary data usage.

Who uses your application?

This solution is available, having been approved by Apple and Google for use on iOS and Android, is used, for example by Royal Bank of Scotland, Gas Networks Ireland, Sanne Group or ESB.

“As an Irish software stratup with the ambition to create a global cybersecurity company of scale we are delighted to selected as a finalist in the Cybersecurity category of the StartUp Europe Awards” Colm Healy CEO of Corrata



Open call for Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Creative StartUp Europe Awards is looking for partners at local, county, regional and national level

Madrid, 23th March. The call for country and local organisers of Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017 was launched today in Madrid at the European meeting “How to start me up. Building my creative hub” organised and hosted by Factoria Cultural and supported by the European Creative Hubs Network funded under the Creative Europe Cross-sectoral strand. The project set up a Europe-wide network of creative hubs for cultural and creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The ECHN Skills Workshop is the first one in a series of three workshops which aim to build the professional capacity of creative hub leaders by developing tailored support and skills development tools.

During the meeting “How to start me up. Building my creative hub”, the CEO of Finnova Foundation and the StartUp Europe Accelerator, Juan Manuel Revuelta invited the creative community to participate in the Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017 through the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance. The aim of this award is to recognize the best startups working on cultural and creative projects in its broadest sense (visual arts, architecture, audio-visuals, literature, music, design and fashion), taking into consideration the originality of the project and its subsequent implementation. Moreover, the projects must pursue a transnational geographical dimension, successfully reaching a European or even global dimension.

The open call is to organise an award at local, county, regional or national level to recognize these creative startups in their countries. The call is also open to Creative Media Partners, who could provide visibility and follow the progress of the participants and for Creative Ambassadors to Members of the European Parliament who could provide institutional support and invite a group of creative startups to visit EU institutions. Regarding this support, European Parliament presented a resolution on coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries on December 2016.

The first edition of StartUp Europe Awards in the Creative category awarded these startups at national level: Terrible Creations (Croatia) Truzees (Ireland) Audified Reality (Macedonia), Yeba Essentials (Belgium), Convert Art (Greece), Komilibro (Spain), DIS (Italy), Mozello (Latvia), RoboCamp (Poland) and SprayPrinter (Estonia).

More than 20 local events and 14 national awards have been celebrated under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards in 2016 with 91 startups awarded. 18 media partners from all over Europe have been making more visible the progress of the initiative as The Independent Ireland or Emprende TVE for Spain.




About StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. Its aim is to identify local models that serve as an example to new entrepreneurs and for public institutions to develop programs to promote them.

StartUp Europe Awards works as well as a methodology of open innovation through public-private partnerships that allow public entities to find a solution for their local challenges and startups to prove their innovations in pilots supported by European funding.

StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in fourteen categories for 2017: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space and Cibersecurity. A last category is for recognizing the effort of the public administrations in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation: Best Public Administration Award.

StartUp Europe Awards is creating as well an Alliance gathering the organizers of startup awards (accelerators, universities, consultors, businesses angels) all around Europe and beyond, being a forum for the interchange of best practices and networking amongst all the players involved in the European ecosystem.

The winners of the European final of StartUp Europe Awards will gain huge visibility across Europe and access to a mentoring programme (on European funds as SME Instrument from 50000 € to 2.5 M €, communication, lobbying, etc.), through Finnova Foundation and the partners of the StartUp Europe Awards, allowing them to develop their projects and make them more viable at a European level.

About Creative StartUp Europe Accelerator

Creative StartUp Europe is an international programme that connects key Belgian stakeholders with Spanish young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in the creative and cultural industries. To know more about this initiative please visit

About Creative Hubs

A creative hub is an infrastructure or venue that uses a part of its leasable or available space for networking, organisational and business development to the cultural and creative sectors. Many co-working spaces in the creative sector refer to themselves as “creative hubs”.

By facilitating co-creation, Creative hubs can help to make out the most of the sharing economy. In some countries, creative hubs also provide valuable solutions to the high rates of youth unemployment by providing not only an inspiring working environment and useful contacts but also to provide an innovative business environment for cultural and creative start-ups. The increasing attractiveness of the concept of creative hubs in the EU can help breathe new life into declined industrial areas, enhance tourism and investment, provide educational opportunities as well as cultural and creative spaces. The project also set up some business support measures as well as a peer-to-peer hubs exchange programme to enhance concrete project development and cross-country learning.

Photographer: Mario Larrode.