Finnova Foundation attends Green Week events in Brussels to discuss environmental issues

The event, organised by the European Commission, takes place throughout Europe from 13 to 17 May with the aim of spreading knowledge on the process of environmental implementation.

Brussels, 13.05.2019. Finnova Foundation participates in the Brussels based EU Green Week 2019. This year’s edition focuses particularly on environmental laws and the process of environmental implementation. Environmental laws will be addressed in a broad sense, covering water and air quality, protection of nature, as well as recycling and waste management.

The calendar of the events is available here, and the different sessions can also be streamed online here.

The closing of Green Week will take place at the end of the Brussels Conference on Friday and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.

More information:  https://www.eugreenweek.eu/

Green StartUp Europe Awards

The Mission Statement of the European Commission in the area of Environment, aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations, proposing and implementing policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens. It also makes sure that Member States apply EU environmental law correctly and represents the European Union in environmental matters at international meetings.

Following this massive goal, Green StartUp Europe Awards recognises the work of startups working in these areas and trying to make this world a better place to live. In the second edition of the StartUp Europe Awards the winner for the Green category was BIOMYC, a Bulgarian startup which is developing an economically viable, fully biodegradable composite material made of agricultural waste as feedstock and mushroom mycelium as a binding agent.

The final of this category was held in July 2018 at the Berlaymont Building located in Brussels, and it was attended by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (see foto above).

The Green category aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing different topics like improved resource efficiency, climate change, low carbon economy or societal challenges among others. The award represents Finnova’s and the European’s Union compromise with the preservation and protection of the environment for present and future generations.

About StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards of the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative and Finnova is an open innovation methodology that encourages collaboration between the public sector and businesses in the promotion of innovative initiatives. Its aim is to help create alliances that allow entities and support programmes for entrepreneurs to be added to local partners and to be a communication tool for society.

StartUp Europe Awards is also 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. StartUp Europe Awards is sponsored by StartUp Europe Accelerator. Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, chaired the final ceremony of the StartUp Europe Awards 2018 at the Startup Europe Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria.

LIFE 2019 calls have been published

The LIFE Programme is the European Union’s funding tool for environment and climate action.

LIFE contributes to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policies and laws by co-financing projects with European added value. For the period 2014-2020 it has a budget of 3.4 billion euros. It consists of two sub-programmes: environment and climate action. Detailed information here.

Please contact Finnova for further information on LIFE calls and support to prepare proposals: adrian.noheda@finnova.eu