The German EEPA national awards ceremony took place on 12 October 2018 in Berlin as part of the deGUT-fair , one of the most important German entrepreneurship fairs. The ceremony was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, within the ministry’s fair forum. After Germany’s national EEPA Coordinator Juliane Kummer  presented the European Competition and spoke about the 2018 national EEPA campaign, the two winners “Nachfolge in Deutschland”  (Business Succession in Germany) and “ProjectTogether”  were announced. Both projects received congratulations and a winner’s certificate handed out by the Ministry. Following the award presentation, each winner was invited to present their innovative and inspiring initiatives by giving a short interview on stage.
The online platform “Nachfolge in Deutschland” deals with the topic of business succession. It provides innovative digital instruments and tools for entrepreneurs who are planning to transfer their business as well as for business successors. It uses a simple but holistic approach and offers a low participation threshold.
“ProjectTogether” received an additional special congratulation for being one of the shortlisted projects  for the 2018 European level of the competition. The digital incubator for social start-ups combines progress and responsibility. It empowers young founders with ideas that can make the world being a better place through support and training from an active online expert community and provides access to networks to connect with government bodies, companies and foundations.
The two winners were selected by a national expert jury who evaluated a total of 31 national entries in June 2018. The jury has also selected a “German EEPA TOP 10” which has been published in a best practice brochure .
Both projects will be present at the SME Assembly, so if you are interested in finding out more visit their websites and see if you can spot them at the event next month!