Finnova Foundation attended the WEX Global 2019 Summit between 4- 6 March

The general director for Finnova, Juan Manuel Revuelta, took part as a speaker and launched the Energy Awards of the StartUp Europe Awards.

Finnova Foundation,  represented by its general director Juan Manuel Revuelta, has attended the WEX Global 2019 Summit between 4- 6 March, which was hold at the Solverde Hotel in the City of Gaia (near Porto, Portugal). WEX Global is an action-oriented summit which places face-to-to face commercial and technical meetings at its heart. This 12th edition is entitled ‘Applying Intelligence to the Circular Economy in Water & Energy’. WEX Global 2019 aims to determine how to increase circular economy implementation and impact, by connecting digital technology and human intelligence within the wider context of industries, municipalities and civil society.

Juan Manuel Revuelta presented the StartUp Europe Accelerator program created by Finnova, aimed to help entrepreneurs to take advantage of the EU opportunities such as internationalization, funding, networking and legal advice, among others. As well as participating as a speaker, Finnova launched the Energy Awards category of the Start Up Europe Awards, which will recognize the best European startups in the energy sector at the end of 2019.

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation, supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. SEUA is supported by the StartUp Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation. It recognizes the effort of European startups in 22 categories for 2019, in five geographical levels (Local, County, Regional, National and European) and now global. 

It presents a prize methodology for startups that fosters the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem, through the private-public partnership to support entrepreneurs.