Engage with Europe’s Future Innovation Leaders at the EUtop50 Founders and Tech Festival in the heart of Europe

Palais des Académies | European Parliament
Brussels | 26 & 27 November

Josipa Majic

Founder & CEO, ID Guardian

Cristian Tamas

Co-founder, TypingDNA

Kamil Adamczyk

Founder, Cardio Technology

Irene-Marie Seelig

Founder, Amadou Leather

We are open to all Innovators!



We invite Start-ups and Scale-ups from across Europe



Emerging technologies and innovations with a high market potential resulting from an annual investment of nearly 400 bn. € in science and research in Europe



Selected by Leading Universities of Applied Sciences

EUTOP50 Festival Highlights!

Future Innovation Leaders

Future Innovation Leaders

TechTalks with Future Innovation Leaders

Innovation Tutorials

Innovation Tutorials

Experts give advice and share solutions to help you move up to the next level



Showcase your innovative products and solutions

1:1 Matchmaking

1:1 Matchmaking

Meet and connect with investors, corporates, start-up experts and peers



Mix and share ideas with Policy Makers, Innovators, Investors, Industry Leaders

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Abraham Lincoln

Focus Areas


Digital Transformation Industry 4.0


Materials/Chemicals for sustainability


Clean Energy


Healthcare for a better life


Urban mobility


AI/Big Data


Food for all


Internet of Things

EUTOP50 Founders and Tech Festival Programme

26 & 27 November 2018

Monday, 26 November

13:00 – 14:00 | Opening and Networking Lunch

13:00 – 17:30 | Exhibition and 1:1 Matchmaking

14:00 – 15:30 | TechTalks with Young Innovation Leaders

Pitches Session 1

16:00 – 17:30 | Investors and Innovation Financing Forum

*EUTOP50 Mentors and Winners are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony and the Anniversary Cocktail Reception of the 10th EIS in the European Parliament.


Tuesday, 27 November

08:00 – 09:00 | Networking Breakfast

08:00 – 17:30 | Exhibition and 1:1 Matchmaking

09:00 – 10:30 | TechTalks with Young Innovation Leaders

Pitches Session 2

11:00 – 12:30 | TechTalks with Young Innovation Leaders

Pitches Session 3

13:00 – 14:00 | Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 | Start-ups Needs Forum

16:00 – 17:30 | TechTalks with Young Innovation Leaders

Pitches Session 4

18:00 – 20:00 | Award Ceremony & Networking Cocktail

Organized in the European Parliament

⋆ The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program at any time in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

Value Proposition

More than just another Startup Competition.

Together with Europe`s Future Innovation Leaders we are launching a novel mentorship initiative building a community of innovators that benefits from each other`s experience. The EUtop50 is facilitating knowledge exchange among the next generation of founders in cooperation with corporate venture organisations.
We provide information and access to funding from public and private sources including novel funding concepts from alternative financing to ICOs.
Europe is the global leader in the production of knowledge stemming from an annual investment of nearby 400 bn. Euros in R&D. The outcomes are waiting to be exploited generating new solutions and businesses. We are working with leading innovation actors from across Europe to turn Europe’s knowledge into economic power.
We are still far away from a single market for innovation in Europe. The K4I Forum in the European Parliament and initiatives such as the Pact4Innovation are striving to get the best possible legal framework in support of innovators operating in Europe.


We are building the most influential innovation leader mentorship programme in Europe.

Our mission is to empower young founders who are building breakthrough products and technologies that meet Europe’s most pressing needs.

We believe that the best way to do this is by connecting them to innovation leaders, corporate ventures organisations, financing sources and growth facilities.

Europe’s Future Innovation Leaders

Facilitating market access and growth of young founders in Europe.





Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument is a €3 billion EU fund to support high-potential companies to develop “ground-breaking innovative products, services or processes”.

  • The SME Instrument will help 7,500 companies to put their innovations onto the market, by the end of 2020.
  • Since 2014, more than 2,400 SMEs were selected to receive funding in 36 countries
  • The fund has already supported 11 startups that made an exit in 2017

You will learn more about EU support for startups a la conference

Since the 1st European Innovation Summit in 2009, the Knowledge4Innovation Forum in the European Parliament has organised several hundred events bringing together over 12.000 innovation experts and policy makers in passionate debates about the future of innovation in Europe. There is a broad consensus for the need to achieve a greater impact from Europe’s great knowledge base and talented young people’s ideas to fully exploit the innovation opportunity.

The EUtop50 as part of the European Innovation Summit provides for a unique setting in terms of relevant stakeholders and information for start-ups to move their venture to the next level.


  1. TechTalks with Future Innovation Leaders
  2. Innovation Tutorials
  3. Exhibition
  4. 1:1 Matchmaking
  5. Networking

Sectors and technologies covered

Sectors: Digital Transformation/Industry 4.0, Climate change mitigation, Clean Energy, Food for all, Healthcare for a better life, Materials/Chemicals for sustainability, Urban Mobility/Carbon free transport, FinTech/Financial services, Education it’s about STEM and more

Technologies: Artificial Intelligence/machine learning, Big data analytics, Blockchain, Quantum Technologies, Next generation computing, Internet of Things/5G mobile, Genome Editing/Crispr, Augmented/Virtual\Reality

EUTOP50 Organizers and Partners


Turning European knowledge and ideas into value

A space for debate on the Future of Innovation in Europe

Empowering the next generation of European Startups