European Innovation Week | 27.11 - 1.12 | 2017 | Brussels


The EU Top 50 Millennial Start-up Competition will be at the centre of the European Innovation Week programme. We are inviting the next generation researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to present their ideas and inventions in areas such as health & life science, food and agriculture, bio-, nano-, neurotech, digital technologies and deep tech materials and new production technologies, as well as energy transition, environment and climate change, transport, space, security, creative sectors and education etc.

The programme of the European Innovation Week starts with pitches of the 50 winners on 27 November. Five will be selected to speak on Tuesday morning, 28 November alongside Members of the European Commission and the European Parliament, C-level corporate representatives and investors.

The competition will be open between 16 August and 25 October 2017.
More information about the EU Top 50 Startups as well as the application procedure is available here.

EU Top 50 Start ups Draft Program*

Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Summit Opening Ceremony and Partner Reception

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18:30 - 20:00
Members' Restaurant, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
ЕU Top 50 Welcome Breakfast
in cooperation with WATIFY
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08:00 - 09:00
Members' Salon, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij
EU Top 50 'Hemicycle Start-up Convention'

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09:00 - 12:30
Hemicycle, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij, Jerzy Buzek, Brando Benifei & Andrey Novakov
Matchmaking Event
in cooperation with WATIFY
10:30 - 18:00
Exhibition area, European Parliament
Mady Delvaux
EU Top 50 Workshop:
EU support for Startups and Scaleups
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15:00 - 18:00
CoR, JDE51
Angelika Mlinar & Clare Moody
Exhibition Opening and Networking Lunch

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12:30 - 14:00
European Parliament
Mady Delvaux
EU Top 50 Workshop:
EU support for Statups and Scaleups
15:00 - 18:00
Committee of the Regions
Angelika Mlinar
EU Top 50 Finalists Reception
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19:30 - 22:00
Exhibition area Jan 3, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Brando Benifei

*The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme at any time.