EU TOP 50 Conference

28 November 2017

09:00 – 12:30 | EU Top 50 ‘Hemicycle Start-up Convention’

EU Top 50 pitch in front of Members of the European Parliament, Members of the European Innovation Council, Corporate Representatives, Investors and Business Angels


  • Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP
  • Andrey Novakov, MEP
  • Brando Benifei, MEP


  • Günther H. Oettinger
    Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources
  • Bertrand Piccard
    Co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse Foundation, President of World Alliance for Efficient solutions
  • Victor Negrescu
    Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania, Former MEP, Digital Entrepreneur
  • Clara Neppel
    Senior Director, European Business Operations, IEEE European Public Policy Initiative
  • Carlos Oliveira
    Entrepreneur, CEO of ebankIT, President of InvestBraga and Startup Braga, Non-Executive Director of Pathena, Member of the European Innovation Council High-Level Group
  • Fabrizio Porrino
    Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs, FacilityLive
  • Bart Becks
    Executive Chairman, EURACTIV

  EU Top 50 Awards offered by:

  • Axon Partners Group
  • IEEE
  • Founders Factory
  • Firstminute Capital

12:30 – 14:00 | Exhibition Opening and Networking Lunch

14:00 – 18:00 | EU TOP 50 Showcase

Organization of face-to-face meetings with corporates and investors

14:00 – 18:00 | Workshops

EU support for Startups
Scale-up and Internationalisation

19:00 – 21:00 | EU Top 50 Networking Reception

EU TOP 50 Organizers

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