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EEPA 2018 – Meet the European shortlist

The 2018 EEPA shortlist has been finalised. After a successful EEPA 2018 jury meeting on 26 September, the jury made their selection from all of the national candidates to choose the top projects in each category. Congratulations to all of the selected projects and see you at the EEPA finals this November in Graz, Austria!


Category 1 – Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Belgium: De Makersrepubliek: Handmade in Brugge, The Box en Turbo [2]

Estonia: Superheroes [3]

Greece: Piraeus Blue Entrepreneurship [4]

Category 2 – Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills

Austria: i2c STARTacademy [5]

Ireland: ACORNS – Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups [6]

Lithuania: Entrepreneurship Academy [7]

Category 3 – Improving the Business Environment

Romania: Start up Nation Romania [8]

Spain: Open Innovation 4.0. [9]

United Kingdom: Anchoring economic growth in the Tees Valley [10]

Category 4 – Supporting the Internationalisation of Business

Bulgaria: Supporting the internationalization and digitalization of SMEs in Bulgaria and Europe [11]

Denmark: Lean Landing [12]

Estonia: Development of the Estonian timber sector as the biggest exporter of wooden houses in the European Union [13]

Finland: Kasvu Open – company growth sparring programme [14]

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

Netherlands: HAS Food Experience [15]

Portugal: Matosinhos Carbon-zero Living Lab enhanced by local carbon market [16]

Slovakia: Green bicycle [17]

Category 6 – Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

France: Initiative remarquable [18]

Germany: ProjectTogether [19]

Ireland: Laois Start Your Own Business Programmes [20]

Have a look at all of the national winners from the six different categories:

EEPA – The European Enterprise Promotion Awards [27], recognises outstanding projects from across Europe that are working to support entrepreneurs and small businesses across six different categories.