The best way to predict the future is to create it.
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.
Digital Transformation Industry 4.0
Materials/Chemicals for sustainability
Healthcare for a better life
Food for all
Internet of Things
More than just another Startup Competition.
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
EUtop50 Competition and Conference Programme
26-27 November 2018, Brussels
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.
- Pitching Panels
- High-level Roundtables
- Matchmaking & Networking sessions
- EU support for start-ups and scale-ups
- Tax incentives & IP
- Innovation Financing
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
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