European Enterprise Promotion Awards

European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Mon 27 October 2014

The Grand Jury Prize was awarded to Encouraging Business Start-ups by Mothers with Young Children, a Hungarian project that seeks to help mothers develop the skills and mind-set to launch and run successful businesses.

Winners in the six official categories included organisations from Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Below is the breakdown of winners and runners-up in each of the six competing categories. 

Category 1: Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit

Winner: Lithuania - Mobile Apps Laboratories - Responsible organisation: App Camp, JSC

Runners up: Austria - AplusB build! - Responsible organisation: build! Gründerzentrum Kärn GmbH

Netherlands - 20-80 Learning - Responsible organisation: Willem van Oranje College

Category 2: Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills

Winner: Bulgaria – Brandiko - Responsible organisation: Ministry of Economy & Energy

Runners up: Germany - Brennerei Next Generation Lab - Responsible organisation: Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH

Serbia - Western Balkans Business Challenge - Responsible organisation: Junior Achievement Serbia

Category 3: Improving the Business Environment

Winner: Spain - Start-up in 3 - Responsible organisation: Ministry of Finance and Public Administration (MINHAP)

Runners up:  Italy - Grow and Compete with Business Network  Contracts - Responsible organisation: Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna

United Kingdom - The Sharp Project - Responsible organisation: The Sharp Project

Category 4: Supporting the Internationalisation of Business

Winner: Italy – Mirabilia: European Network of UNESCO Sites - Responsible organisation: Matera Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture

Runners up: Netherlands – Get in the Ring - Responsible organisation: Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

France –The Living Heritage Company Label - Responsible organisation: Directorate for Competitiveness, Industry and Services

Category 5 - Supporting the Development of Green Markets and Resource Efficiency

Winner: Portugal – AMS – Thinking Ahead - Responsible organisation: Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal, Public Enterprise (“AICEP”) in partnership with AMS-BR STAR PAPER, S.A. (“AMS”).

Runners up: Malta – EU LIFE+ Investing in Water - Responsible organisation: Malta Business Bureau

Turkey – Developing a Widely Applicable, Low-Cost Model for Clean Production in the Textile Finishing Industry - Responsible organisation: Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTEA) 

Category 6 - Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Winner: Germany –Wiesbaden Engaged - Responsible organisation: Municipality of the City of Wiesbaden - Agency for Social Work

Runners up: Poland – Consortium of the design "Construction and equipment of the Intramunicipal Vocational Rehabilitation Centre" - Responsible organisation: Polish Association for Persons with Mental Handicap, Szczecin Branch

France – The Entrepreneurs Team - Responsible organisation: National Association of Designer Groups (ANGC)

Special mentions:

United Kingdom - Primary to Professional - Responsible organisation: Gower College Swansea

Austria – Sources of Strength - Responsible organisation: Industrie- und Wirtschaftsentwicklung Murtal GmbH

Portugal – DO IT – Ideas of Portuguese Origin - Responsible organisation: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Picture:  EEPA winners