Start-ups are selected in cooperation with national start-up associations, European cities, regions, European Commission initiatives such as the European Innovation Council Pilot (SME instrument) the Startup Europe initiative etc.
●Seat at Selection Board / Judging Panel. ●Full list of applicants and technologies in relevant sector. ●Keynote speaker at high level Roundtable Meetings. ●Moderation at Pitching Panels. ●Five tickets to attend all EUtop 50 and EIS partners events. ●Company logo on summit website + link to corporate website. ●Advertisement in Special EUtop 50 Magazine. ●Matchmaking. ●Award ventures during Ceremony. ●Invite winners to corporate HQ
●Seat at Selection Board / Judging Panel. ●Moderation at Pitching Panels. ●Advertisement in EUtop 50 Magazine. ●Private meeting with selected startups. ●Company logo on summit website + link to corporate website. ●Two tickets to attend all EUtop 50 and EIS parners events. ●Life investment opportunity (award) during award ceremony. ●Provide mentorship to selected ventures.
Future Innovation Leaders are individuals below 35 years old who have created a breakthrough technology and developed solutions addressing grand societal challenges (sectors and emerging technologies are listed below), raised a substantial amount of venture capital funding, have a rapidly growing team and address large markets.
R&D Innovators are individuals/entities that carry out a project financed by the European Framework Programmes for Research and Development (FP7, Horizon 2020) or a national science, research or development programme resulting in an innovation and leading in certain cases to the creation of a new company.
Graduate companies are companies founded by alumnis. K4I member Hanze University of Applied Science is one of the leading ‘producers’ of young entrepreneurs.
Foundations & Family Offices
Foundations & Family offices not only limit their activities to educational and philanthropic activities. There are many examples where substantial investment in venture capital funds and even direct investments are made in innovative companies.
Knowledge Partners can bring a lot of value and support from mentoring and advise to standardization activities provided by organisations such as IEEE.