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EIT Climate-KIC #Accelerator in Spain opens call for entrepreneurship aid

If you have a great idea. If you have the courage to do it. If you have the will to go for it. This is the time.

The EIT Climate-KIC #Accelerator in Spain opens a new call for proposals for entrepreneurship, seeking to support the rapid growth of startups and their consolidation by overcoming the so-called  »Valley of Death ». It seeks to support the potential of business while sustainable innovation, both environmentally and economically.

It offers an 18-month program where you will be tutored and mentored at all times and with all the resources, offering the knowledge and tools to get the most out of your business and success.

For more information visit their website:


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Finnova will mentor the projects in their presentation before the European Commission.

The European Commission, add efforts, resources, and make a call to those SMEs and new companies with technologies and innovations that can help in “treatment, testing, monitoring or other aspects” to combat the COVID-19. In this exceptional call, projects can be less than 500,000 euros. Open emergency call for SMEs to submit a tender to combat the side effects of the coronavirus. .

Details of the call.

Urgent applications can be made next round of funding of the European Conseil of Innovations, to the EIC Accelerator, which remain open until next Wednesday March 18th at 5 p.m., Brussels time.  The budget of the call is a total of 164 million euros.

Juan Manuel Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation encourages companies to submit their projects, ‘Usually these projects are between 500,000 and 2,5 million euros, and in this case as an exception, they may be under 500,000 euros. In addition, projects that are of interest may be financed by other EC and external financial ways such as additional funding from regional and national governments or private foundations.’

In the light of the situation, the Commission is speeding the granting of these EIC subsidies and blended finance (together with capital investment) for innovations that support this cause. Access will also be provided to other sources of funding and investment.

Examples of innovations to combat the COVID-19 that are already being supported.

Some examples of innovations that have already been supported by the EIT that contribute to the fight against Coronavirus are EpiShuttle (specialized isolation units), M-TAP project ( filtration to remove viral material), MBENT Project (human mobility tracking during a pandemic).

Finnova supports in the application for these grants.

Finnova is the European Foundation for Innovation Funding, Lola Bordás, responsible for communication of the Foundation, reported that Finnova will establish open innovative strategies that contribute to provide disruptive solutions against this pandemic, and that facilitate public-private partnerships such as Helth Startup Europe Accelerator, project in which Finnova will focus its work

In the same way we also appeal to spread this call between all those companies and SMEs that can bring a solution or innovative idea. We can all provide solutions.

You can send us your proposals to

For further information, contact

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Finnova participates in Wex Global 2020 and provides innovative ideas for a more sustainable world

Juan Manuel Revuelta has been part of the forum of the entrepreneurs

Finnova Foundation has once again participated in the Wex Global Water & Energy in the Palace Hotel in Valencia. This congress is one of the international reference events in the water and energy sectors that allows to create contacts and relationships with other business people. The objective of Wex Global is to provide innovative solutions to the challenges and needs of companies in the integral water cycle and in Idrica.

Finnova participated as a partner in the event and his CEO Juan Manuel Revuelta took part in the entrepreneurs forum, together with other business people such as Frank Rogalla, director of innovation and technology at FCC Aqualia, and Patricia Pastor, director of GoHub. And also with Mateo DALL’AMICO, founder and CEO of Mobygis, a company that participated in the Finnova #StartUpEuropeAccelerator programme to access financing. Thanks to this help, he was able to launch Water Jade, a water input predictor. Its implementation optimizes energy trading and operations in production plants.

Moreover, Juan Manuel Revuelta took advantage of the entrepreneurs’ table to talk about the Horizon Europe 2027, Invest EU Program, or Water Startup Europe Accelerator, among others.

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Finnova participates in the 2nd Steering Committee of the CILIFO Project in Évora (Portugal)

On 20 and 21 February, the University of Évora (Portugal) hosted the second meeting of the steering committee of the Iberian Centre for Research on and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) project, which was attended by the technical and financial managers and technical staff of each beneficiary entity.

ÉVORA 21.02.2020. Durante las dos jornadas tuvo lugar la celebración anual del Comité de Gestión (Dirección), bianual del Comité Técnico del proyecto, así como reuniones técnicas trimestrales de los Grupos de Trabajo (GT) del proyecto CILIFO, financiado en un 75% por el Programa de Cooperación Transfronteriza Interreg VA España – Portugal – POCTEP (2014-2020). El objetivo de este comité fue que los técnicos del proyecto pusieran en común las actividades del proyecto para tratar lo desarrollado en cada por cada uno de ellos.

Tras las reuniones se celebró un seminario sobre acciones formativas en prevención y extinción de incendios forestales; captación de fondos comunitarios; soluciones innovadoras para la prevención; y adaptación al cambio climático, incendios forestales. Estudiantes, Start-Ups, pymes, emprendedores, investigadores y técnicos de protección civil asistieron a la conferencia que trató la vulnerabilidad al fuego de ecosistemas mediterráneos.

Los asistentes convocados en Évora fueron los responsables técnicos, financieros y las personas de contacto del proyecto que cada entidad beneficiaria consideró. Además, asistieron representantes de la coordinación Regional CCDR-Algarve; la Coordinación Regional CCDR-Alentejo; la coordinación Regional Junta de Andalucía (DG. Fondos Europeos – Consejería de Economía y Hacienda); la Coordinación Nacional de España (Ministerio de Hacienda); y las autoridades de España y Portugal en materia de incendios forestales.

Los 15 beneficiarios que conforman el consorcio son:

  • CAGPDS – Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Desarrollo Sostenible de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía
  • CSIC-EBD – Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Estación Biológica de Doñana
  • Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad
  • INIA – Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
  • UCA – Universidad de Cádiz
  • UCO – Universidad de Córdoba
  • UHU – Universidad de Huelva
  • AMAL – Comunidad de Intermunicipal do Algarve
  • Municipio de Castro Marim
  • Municipio de Loulé
  • Municipio de Monchique
  • Municipio de Tavira
  • FINNOVA – Fundación Delegación Fundación Finnova
  • UÉVORA – Universidad de Évora

CILIFO es un proyecto de cooperación transfronteriza que dispone de 24,6 millones de euros de presupuesto, de los que la Unión Europea (UE) financia el 75% a través del Fondo FEDER, y un periodo de ejecución de tres años (2019-2021). Gracias al proyecto CILIFO, se está trabajando en la Eurorregión Alentejo-Algarve-Andalucía en la creación de protocolos y procedimientos conjuntos de los operativos portugueses y españoles, con el fin de una ejecución más eficaz en la prevención y extinción de incendios forestales. CILIFO, aprobado por el Programa Interreg POCTEP (2014-2020) España-Portugal, se enmarca en el Objetivo Temático 5 del Programa, que promueve la adaptación al cambio climático en todos los sectores.

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NAPOCTEP will participate in the Spanish-Portuguese fair FEHISPOR

The NAPOCTEP project will be present at the Fair represented by two beneficiaries of CIM-RC COIMBRA and FINNOVA, who will present the good practices of the project, besides making a presentation on the brand “Napoleonic Routes in the Iberian Peninsula”

From 21 to 24 November 2019 will take place FEHISPOR, the historic fair that presents the best selection of Luso-Spanish content. This year, the 30th edition of this fair will feature TURIBERIA, the first thematic space on tourism between Spain and Portugal. The event will take place at IFEBA – Instituto Ferial de Badajoz.

TURIBERIA will have institutional stands that publicise the most outstanding cross-border cooperation actions, such as the Interreg POCTEP Programme. The programme will organise a project-to-project meeting to compare existing good practices with the aim of capitalising on results.

In this context will be present the NAPOCTEP project (, represented by two beneficiaries CIM-RC COIMBRA and FINNOVA, which will present the good practices of the project, besides giving a presentation on the brand Napoleonic routes on the Iberian Peninsula. This intervention will take place on the 21st of November from 10:30 to 11:30 during the Meeting of Tourism Projects Interreg Spain-Portugal, within the block concerning “Promotion of marks”.

More than 225 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 visitors are hosted each year by FEHISPOR. In addition to TURIBERIA, the fair will also have other themed fairs that reflect the cooperation between Spain and Portugal, such as the Salón de la Gastronomía Hispanolusa, the Feria de San Mateo de Elvas or the Salón de la Artesanía.

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Transfiere calls on European entities to discover cutting-edge Spanish innovations

The main R+D+i event presented in Brussels its solidification in Spain as a tool for sharing scientific knowledge and promoting innovation

Juan Manuel Revuelta, CEO of Finnova Foundation, participated at the meeting talking about the European programs and fundings

The 9th edition of the leading innovation event in Southern Europe will take place on 12 and 13 February 2020 in Málaga (Spain)

Transfiere, European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, calls for international bodies to take part in the ninth edition of the event on 12 and 13 February 2020. With a strong focus on Europe, the forum is a first-rate platform allowing participants access to the most advanced innovations in the following key economic sectors: aeronautics and aerospace, agri-food, energy, industry, infrastructure and transport, the environment, health, finance and services, and information and communication technologies (ICT).

Positioned as the most important Spanish event on innovation and the transfer of knowledge between research and business, it was presented to institutions and professionals today in the European Parliament (Brussels). Within the event’s framework, these parties have the opportunity to discover and acquire innovative products and ideas from high-tech fields such as industry 4.0, robotic and automation, blue and circular economy, artificial intelligence applied to 5G and IoT, biotechnology.

During the presentation, Juan Manuel Revuelta, CEO of Finnova Foundation, participated at the meeting talking about the European programs and fundings that allow a further and deeper development of innovation. He also emphasized the need of increasing Pilot internships and encouraged Transfiere to serve as a link for governments and universities with businesses and enterprises that could transform research to reality. “Transfiere can help to us to bring new consortium and ideas to the real market”, he said.

Transfiere participants can arrange meetings with potential collaborators, transfer scientific knowledge and technological research topics, introduce innovative products and services, learn about the technological needs of the public administration, obtain financing for their projects and acquire innovative products. It is aimed at representatives of public administrations, business associations, European business and R&D+I centres, technological centres, clusters, multinational companies, start-ups, SMEs and micro-companies, foundations, large scientific and technical facilities, technological institutes, public research bodies, science and technology parks, universities and investors. Furthermore, the forum has a specific entrepreneurial meet and greet space to foster collaboration and open innovation in the previously mentioned sectors.

Networking and generating business and partnerships opportunities is at the core of the Transfiere event. An online tool is allows participants to make appointments with prospective partners, such as researchers, companies or public administration representatives. Each year, the forum brings the most up-to-date innovations in these sectors to the forefront thanks to a programme packed with conferences, round tables and presentations by international experts—around 300 speakers in 2019. It also has an exhibition area where companies and public administrations present their innovative products and services. Last year’s edition was attended by more than 1,800 public and private entities and more than 20,000 research groups were also present.

Also noteworthy was that the last event closed with the participation of 4,500 professionals from twenty countries and active delegations from Japan (guest country), Argentina, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates, hosting more than 5,500 business meetings that took place over the course of 14 hours.On the other hand, more than thirty prototypes were exhibited in a call for proposals in which the part played by investors gained prominence—with nearly 40 funds and accelerators involved—, as well as start-ups and open innovative settings, with 165 solutions presented in response to the technological challenges raised by multinationals.

Opportunities for internationalisation

Transfiere addresses internationalisation opportunities for Spanish R+D+i, among other topics, through hosting a “Guest country”, focusing on the main success factors and models of relevant innovative systems. In 2019 it was Japan, following in the footsteps of other countries such as Israel, South Korea, Portugal and Argentina.

The conference also includes specialised content on new economies to analyse initiatives launched at a global level. It also combines collaborative models with international organisations and bodies. During 2018, the forum exported its brand for the first time in its eight-year history with the holding of Transfiere Argentina, the Ibero-American Forum on Technology and Innovation.

Support for the dissemination and communication of knowledge

The Transfiere Forum also highlights the role of communicators and disseminators responsible for transferring scientific knowledge to the society at large, as part of the knowledge transfer process. Thus, annually it convenes the ‘Transfiere Forum’ Journalism Awards to Support Scientific, Technological and Innovative Dissemination, which recognises the work of journalists and publicists in raising awareness for the technological innovation developed in Spain and its emergence in international circles. With this objective in mind, the forum also organises, in conjunction with the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication (AECC in its Spanish acronym), the Transfiere Forum Scientific Communication Conference: ‘Disseminate science, technology and innovation’.

As a new feature, last year’s event included the ‘Talent Woman by Transfer & Alastria‘ business brunch to discuss women’s status in STEM disciplines —science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Transfiere will bring together other cross-cutting issues, such as the achievement of Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs) in the framework of the 2010 Agenda.

Transfiere 2019 is organised by FYCMA (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga). Its promoters include the Malaga City Council, the Ministry of Knowledge, Research and the Universities of the Andalusian Regional Government and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and the Universities of the Spanish Government.

For more information on the forum, consult, our Facebook page and @ForoTransfiere on Twitter.

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El nuevo Observatorio Europeo de Pobreza Energética trabajará para “no dejar atrás a ningún ciudadano en la transición energética” / The new EU Energy Poverty Observatory will work to « not leave behind any citizen in the Energy Transition »



La Comisión Europea (CE) presentó ayer en Bruselas su nueva iniciativa en materia de energía: El Observatorio Europeo de Pobreza Energética (EPOV, por sus siglas en inglés),  una plataforma online que trabajará para “no dejar atrás a ningún ciudadano en la transición energética” y  abordar un reto que afecta a más de 50 millones de hogares europeos. 

“Ningún ciudadano debería quedarse atrás en la transición energética”, era una de las justificaciones a la creación de EPOV ofrecidas por el Comisario de Acción por el Clima y Energía, Miguel Arias Cañete, y el Director General de Energía, Dominique Ristori, quienes -junto al vicepresidente de la Comisión para la Unión de la Energía, Maroš Šefčovič y otros oradores de alto nivel- participaron en la inauguración del observatorio.

Los objetivos de EPOV van encaminados fundamentalmente a proporcionar datos fiables que muestren el alcance de esta problemática,  informar a la ciudadanía de las diferentes medidas para luchar contra la pobreza energética, promover entre las diferentes administraciones y sociedad civil la aplicación y puesta en marcha de esas medidas, difundir información y buenas prácticas, facilitar el intercambio de conocimientos entre los interesados, y respaldar la toma de decisiones a nivel local, nacional y europeo, entre otros.

El acceso a la energía es uno de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible adoptados por las Naciones Unidas, según recordó el Director General de Energía, por ello, “la Unión Europea (UE) debería ser un líder y no un seguidor”.

Un liderazgo que necesitará la contribución de todos los estados miembros como explicó el vicepresidente de la Comisión para la Unión de la Energía, Maroš Šefčovič « el Observatorio desarrollará indicadores que midan la pobreza energética en toda la UE. Esto proporcionará, por primera vez, una visión global de la situación basada en datos comparables. Por lo tanto, estos datos serán útiles para los gobiernos nacionales y regionales, las ciudades, la sociedad civil e incluso los empresarios que ofrecen sus soluciones. Pero también, debe interactuar con los Estados miembros, las partes interesadas nacionales, regionales y locales. Debe contribuir con su experiencia y asistencia para alentarlos a luchar contra la pobreza energética”.

Durante el evento se presentó la plataforma online, así como, los diferentes recursos que dispone la misma para ayudar a los estados miembros en sus esfuerzos por luchar contra la pobreza energética. Dicha plataforma ofrece desde recursos educativos, información sobre medidas y políticas empleadas por distintos países, ejemplos de buenas prácticas, guías de orientación para los políticos, indicadores para medir la pobreza energética, bases de datos sobre partes interesadas, hasta oportunidades de colaboración con otras entidades, entre otras posibilidades.

Sin embargo, los panelistas incidieron ante la falta de homogeneidad en la definición del concepto de pobreza energética. En este sentido, el vicepresidente de la Comisión para la Unión de la Energía explicó que la “legislación EU actual ya exige que los estados miembros actúen sobre la pobreza energética una vez identificada. El problema es que dos de cada tres estados miembros no definen ni miden la pobreza energética. Esto significa que los hogares con bajo consumo de energía no son identificados ni atendidos. Pero mirar hacia otro lado no hará que este problema desaparezca”.

Para Theresa Griffin, eurodiputada del Grupo S&D, “Europa debe considerar cómo la legislación afectará a los consumidores más vulnerables” y enfatizó que “el consumidor debe estar en el centro de la justicia energética”.

En la actualidad este problema afecta a más de 50 millones de hogares en la UE lo cuales luchan por alcanzar unos niveles adecuados de calefacción, pagar sus facturas a tiempo y vivir en hogares libres de humedad y moho. Según informa la Comisión Europea, la conciencia de la pobreza energética está aumentando en Europa y ha sido identificada como una prioridad política por parte de varias instituciones de la UE, sobre todo en el paquete legislativo de la Comisión « Energía limpia para todos los europeos ».

Sin embargo,  actualmente ya hay proyectos en curso como NOBEL GRID, en el que Finnova es socio, que  están contribuyendo a combatir el desafío de la pobreza energética. NOBEL GRID está ayudando a hacer disponibles las nuevas tecnologías a todos al ofrecer soluciones fáciles de usar y asequibles para el monitoreo y control de energía en el hogar como gracias a sus herramientas SMX Smart Meter y SHIC  Smart Home Intelligent Controller . Las soluciones desarrolladas, a nivel del usuario final, agregador (DRFM) y operador de red (G3M), proporcionarán una mejor observación de la red en general, lo que significa que la detección de fallas o la pérdida de suministro de energía será más fácil de detectar y las medidas correctivas se realizará más rápido. Finalmente, habrá ahorros habilitados tanto para el operador de red como para los usuarios finales.

El proyecto EPOV tendrá una duración de 40 meses y estará formado por un consorcio de entidades europeas lideradas por la University of Manchester.



The new EU Energy Poverty Observatory will work to « not leave behind any citizen in the Energy Transition »



The European Commission (EC) presented yesterday in Brussels its new energy initiative: The European Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV), an online platform that will contribute to Europe’s efforts to not leave behind any citizen in the Energy Transition and to address a challenge that affects more than 50 million households.

« No citizen should be left behind in the energy transition« , as one of the justifications for the creation of EPOV offered by the Commissioner for Action for Climate and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the General Director of Energy, Dominique Ristori, who – together with the VicePresident of the Energy Union Commission, Maroš Šefčovič and other high-level speakers – participated in the inauguration of the observatory.

The main goals of EPOV are to provide reliable data showing the scope of this problem,  to inform the public of the different measures to fight against energy poverty, to promote the application and implementation of those among the different administrations and civil society, to disseminate information and good practices, to facilitate exchange of knowledge among stakeholders, and to support informed decision-making at the local, national and EU level, among others.

Access to energy is one of the sustainable development objectives adopted by the United Nations, as the General Director of Energy recalled, therefore, « the European Union (EU) should be a leader and not a follower ».

A leadership that will need the contribution of all member states as explained Vice-President of the Energy Union Commission, Maroš Šefčovič “the Observatory will develop indicators measuring energy poverty across the EU. This will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the situation based on comparable data. These data will therefore be useful for national and regional governments, for cities, for civil society and even for entrepreneurs pitching their solutions.But it is very important for me that the observatory will not only provide data and information. It must engage with Member States, national, regional and local stakeholders. It must contribute its expertise and assistance to encourage them to fight energy poverty.”

During the event, the online platform was presented, as well as its different settings available to help member states in their efforts to fight against energy poverty.

However, panellists agreed there’s no single definition of energy poverty because there’s no one-size-fits all response, as Šefčovič explained « our current legislation already requires that member states act on energy poverty once identified. The problem is that two out of every three member states do not define or measure energy poverty. This means that households with low energy consumption are not identified or cared for. But looking the other way will not make this problem go away. « 

For Theresa Griffin, S & D Group MEP, « Europe must consider how legislation will affect the most vulnerable consumers » and emphasized that « the consumer must be at the center of energy justice« .

Currently this problem affects more than 50 million households in the EU, which struggle to achieve adequate heating levels, pay their bills on time and live in homes free of moisture and mold. As reported by the European Commission, the awareness of energy poverty is increasing in Europe and has been identified as a political priority by several EU institutions, especially in the legislative package of the Commission « Clean energy for all Europeans ».

However, there are ongoing projects like NOBEL GRID, in which Finnova is partner, that are already contributing to fight energy poverty challenge. By bringing user-friendly and affordable solutions for home energy monitoring (SMX – Smart Meter including both: metering and ‘smart’ services) and control (SHIC – Smart Home Intelligent Controller), the NOBEL GRID project is helping in making the new technologies available to everyone. The developed solutions, at the end-user, Aggregator (DRFM) and network operator (G3M) level, will provide improved observability of the overall network, meaning that failure detection or loss of power supply will be easier to detect, and the corrective measures will be performed faster. Finally, there will be savings enabled for both the network operator and the end-users.

The EPOV project will last 40 months and will be formed by a consortium of European entities led by the University of Manchester.



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GAMCO, startup ganadora de Pasarela Digital COFARES, representará a España en la final europea de StartUp Europe Awards categoría e-Health / GAMCO, winner of Pasarela Digital COFARES, will represent Spain in the European final of the StartUp Europe Awards 2017 for e-Health category

  • GAMCO tendrá el derecho de representar a España en la final europea de StartUp Europe Awards, que se celebrará en Bruselas en 2018.
  • The Heroes Club y COFARES se adhieren a la Alianza de StartUp Europe Awards, de la cual forman parte más de 30 organizadores europeas que trabajan por el emprendimiento y la innovación

GAMCO, startup ganadora de Pasarela COFARES ha sido reconocida como la ganadora de StartUp Europe Awards 2017 España en la categoría Salud, y por este motivo, tendrá la oportunidad de representar a dicho país en la final europea de este prestigioso concurso que se realizará en 2018 en Bruselas. StartUp Europe Awards es una iniciativa de la Comisión Europea junto con la Fundación Finnova, que presenta una metodología para fomentar la innovación abierta y la colaboración entre los diferentes actores del ecosistema emprendedor. « Además, pretende acelerar a las startups con fondos de la Unión Europea, (Instrumento Pyme hasta 2.5 millones de euros), además de ofrecer asesoría legal, networking, comunicación internacional, entre otros beneficios » afirma Juanma Revuelta, director general de Finnova. StartUp Europe Awards es también una herramienta para mejorar la sensibilización y la comunicación de los valores del emprendimiento.

The Heroes Club y COFARES se adhieren así a la Alianza de StartUp Europe Awards, la cual reúne a los organizadores de premios de emprendimiento y startups (aceleradoras, incubadoras, universidades, fundaciones, asociaciones de inversores, etc.) de toda Europa y más allá, siendo un foro para el intercambio de buenas prácticas entre todos los actores involucrados en el ecosistema europeo.

La convocatoria, que se abrió en abril ha tenido seis finalistas (GAMCO, EXOVITE, INNEVA FARMA, SMART MONEY, C2C y CITYBOX). GAMCO, el ganador de esta edición, recibirá un premio de 10.000 euros. Esta startup, pionera en la creación pionera de Soluciones Software basadas en modelos predictivos, obtenidos a partir de la Inteligencia Artificial y el Aprendizaje Automático. La tecnología de GAMCO permite el despliegue rápido de los Sistemas de Conocimiento, entrenados para cada negocio, con el fin de resolver y optimizar las operaciones y decisiones. Exovite, el segundo proyecto mejor valorado, tiene como objetivo la optimización de los recursos en los tratamientos médicos, mejorando la calidad de los doctores y pacientes, recibirá un premio valorado en 3.000 euros.

El ganador de la categoría Salud en los StartUp Europe Awards 2016 en España fue Ekuore, startup creadora del primer fonendoscopio electrónico inteligente que permite registrar la auscultación y facilitar el diagnostico al poderse compartir fácilmente con otros profesionales. Ekuore fue reconocida por la Comisión Europea con el instrumento Pyme Fase I (dotado con 50.000€) con el apoyo de la Fundación Finnova. Ekuore además recibió un premio extraordinario en la final europea de 2016 por su alto puntaje en la valoración del jurado, que eligió como ganadora a la italiana NeuroGuard« 

GAMCO, winner of Pasarela Digital COFARES, will represent Spain in the European final of the StartUp Europe Awards 2017 for e-Health category




  • GAMCO will represent Spain in the European final of the StartUp Europe Awards e-Health category, to be held in Brussels in 2018.
  • The Heroes Club and COFARES join the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance, which includes more than 30 European organizers, working on entrepreneurship and innovation.

GAMCO, the winner of the initiative Pasarela COFARES, has been recognized as the winner of StartUp Europe Awards 2017 Spain, in the category of e-Health. For this reason, GAMCO will have the opportunity to represent Spain in the European final of this prestigious contest that will be held in Brussels at 2018.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative of the European Commission, together with Finnova Foundation, which presents a methodology to encourage open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. « In addition, it aims to accelerate startups with funds from the European Union (SME instrument up to 2.5 million euros), as well as offering legal advice, networking, international communication, among other benefits », states Juanma Revuelta, General director for Finnova. StartUp Europe Awards is also a tool to improve the awareness and communication of entrepreneurship values.

The Heroes Club and COFARES join the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance, which brings together organizers of entrepreneurial awards (accelerators, incubators, universities, foundations, investor, associations, etc.) and startups from all over Europe and beyond, being a forum for the exchange of good practices between all the actors involved in the European ecosystem.

The call of Pasarela COFARES, which opened in April, has had six finalists (GAMCO, EXOVITE, INNEVA FARMA, SMART MONEY, C2C and CITYBOX). GAMCO, the winner of this edition, will receive a prize of 10.000 euros. This startup is a pioneer in the creation of Software Solution based on predictive models, obtained from Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Learning. Exovite´s, the second project best valuated, has the objective to seek the optimization of resources in medical treatments and improve the quality of life of doctors and patients, it will receive and economic supply of 3.000 euros.

The winner of the Health category at the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 in Spain was Ekuore, who created the first intelligent electronic stethoscope that allows to register the auscultation and facilitate the monitoring of the diagnosis by being able to share easily with other professionals. Ekuore was recognized by the European Commission with the Phase I SME Instrument (endowed with € 50000) with the support of the Finnova Foundation. Ekuore also received an extraordinary prize in the European final of SEUA2016 for its high score in the evaluation of the jury, who chose the Italian NeuronGuard as winner.


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Finnova Foundation


The European Foundation based in Brussels (Belgium) and Andalusia, Basque Country, Catalonia, Comunitat Valenciana and Madrid (Spain)

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Finnova is a non-profit European foundation with the firm intention of promoting international and interregional cooperation by identifying social and innovative issues, generating innovative ideas and shaping them into projects supported financially by the European Commission, to promote sustainable development at national, regional and local level.

Finnova’s ambition is to be a major leverage in innovative and wealth creative initiatives in Europe, providing networking, innovation and funding support to public and private organizations, associations, smart start-ups and SMEs, from the generation of ideas and concepts to selection, enrichment and funding.

Finnova’s mission is helping in the creation of innovative initiatives (Innova) through adequate financing and support (Fin). On major issues such as ICT, waste and water Management, smart and sustainable cities, etc. – Finnova serves as a collaborative entrepreneurial Innovation and funding platform.

In this sense, Finnova facilitates communication and information between different public and private entities in order to support and promote the different EU funding streams in the thematic areas of environmental, water, health, public works, energy, tourism, ICT and entrepreneurship. Within the ongoing collaborations in the European capital, Finnova is a member of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Benelux and the Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (BECI). Finnova is specialized in dissemination activities targeting key groups to allow the promotion of projects by raising interest among European audience aiming to reach a relevant impact in public society.

Finnova is also specialized in lobby and advocacy, defending and representing the interest of our clients in the European institutions.

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SME Instrument

SME Instrument by H2020 at the European Commission is a new financing tool for Small and Medium Enterprises based in the European Union

The SME Instrument is a new funding tool of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme specifically designed to support SMEs engaged in R&D&I to accelerate the commercial uptake of innovative solutions, products and services at European and international level.

The SME Instrument is structured in three successive but independent phases covering the different stages of the innovation cycle:

  • Phase 1: aims to cover the evaluation of the technical and commercial feasibility of the project with a grant of € 50,000 (= 70% of the eligible costs) + business coaching for 6 months
  • Phase 2: aims to carry out demonstration and commercial application activities, providing a grant of between €500,000 and €2,500,000 (= 70% of eligible costs) + business coaching for a period of between 12 and 24 months
  • Phase 3: focuses on support measures such as networking, training, guidance and mentoring (without funding). Access to private capital + Enterprise Europe Network support for internationalisation

Proposals may be submitted at any time and place, and will be evaluated after the next cut-off date:

Phase 1: Sept 5, 2018
Phase 2: May 23, 2018

For more information, please contact Adrián Noheda:

If you want to know if your startups are eligible for this call, please fill out this form.

El programa Instumento PYME de la Comisión Europea es un nuevo instrumento de financiación para las pequeñas y medianas empresas con sede en la Unión Europea.

El Instrumento PYME es una nueva herramienta de financiación del Programa Horizonte 2020 de la Comisión Europea específicamente diseñada para dar apoyo a PYMEs dedicadas a la I+D+i para acelerar la absorción comercial de soluciones, productos y servicios innovadores a nivel europeo e internacional.

El Instrumento PYME está estructurado en tres fases sucesivas pero independientes que abarcan las diferentes etapas del ciclo de innovación:

  • Fase 1: tiene como objetivo cubrir la evaluación de la viabilidad técnica y comercial del proyecto con una subvención de 50.000 € (= 70% de los costes elegibles)  + business coaching durante 6 meses
  • Fase 2: tiene como objetivo la realización de actividades de demostración y aplicación comercial, otorgando una subvención de entre 500.000€ y 2.500.000 € (= 70% de los costes elegibles) + business coaching durante un periodo de entre 12 y 24 meses
  • Fase 3: se centra en medidas de apoyo como networking, formación, orientación y tutoría (sin financiación). Acceso al capital privado + apoyo de Enterprise Europe Network para la internacionalización

Las propuestas pueden presentarse en cualquier punto y tiempo, y serán evaluadas tras la siguiente fecha de corte:

Fase 1: 5 de septiembre, 2018
Fase 2: 23 de mayo, 2018

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Adrián Noheda:

Si desea saber si sus startups son elegibles para esta convocatoria, por favor llene este formulario.

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