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Pitching Competition: Grand Finale

Meet the 15 finalists

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ADVITOS

Germany
Health

ADVITOS is the world’s first multi-organ treatment method integrated in one device, mainly used in intensive care units. It offers a wide range of therapies for combined support of liver, lung, kidney and acid-base balance, improving survival rates in case of multi-organ failure.

http://www.advitos.com

Catherine Schreiber

Deputy CEO & COO, Co-founder

Martina Petkov

Strategy Development

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ANGIODROID

Italy
Health

Angiodroid uses through a dedicated automatic injector, CO2 (a natural gas, biocompatible for humans)  to drastically reduce Contrast Induced Nephropathy, a leading cause for kidney failure in patients during hospitalization, preserving the renal function of thousands of patients, every year.

https://www.angiodroid.com/

Lorenzo Casadei

Marketing Manager

Beatrice Togni

Operations Manager

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Beyond Leather Material

Denmark
Sustainable consumption and production

Beyond leather Material has created a sustainable alternative to leather by upcycling apple waste discarded in cider production, using in total 80% of bio-based raw materials in its production. 

https://www.beyondleather.dk/

Mikael Eydt

CEO, Co-founder

Fruzsina Somody

Marketing and Communication

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CELLUGY (EcoFLEXY)

Denmark
Sustainable consumption and production

CELLUGY is developing high-performing sustainable biomaterials (EcoFLEXY) that can meet the performance requirements of packaging and chemical companies, and be recycled, biodegraded, and composted in the current waste management system, enabling circularity.

https://cellugy.com/

Paruntungan Sihombing

COO/CFO, Co-founder

Isabel Alvarez-Martos

CEO, Co-founder

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Inclusive Education

Germany
Inclusion

Inclusive Education is a 3-year vocational qualification for people with intellectual disabilities that enables them to work at universities as lecturers by delivering seminars for students to develop their inclusion skills.

https://www.inklusive-bildung.org/en

Gesa Kobs

Managing Director

Samuel Wunsch

Educational Specialist

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IRRIOT

Sweden
Agriculture and food supply

IRRIOT is the European pioneer in implementing a wireless precision irrigation system to allow the farmers to increase the crop yield and reduce water usage, carbon footprint, eutrophication and soil erosion.

https://www.irriot.com/

Johan Wendt

CMO, Co-founder

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Magrid

Luxembourg
Education and youth

Magrid is a language-free pedagogical training programme to foster early mathematical skills. This reduces the barrier of language for math education for second language learners found in multilingual school settings.

https://magrid.lu/

Elisabeth Martin

Business development

Tahereh Pazouki

Project manager & Founder

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Nuventura

Germany
Energy

Nuventura developed a technology to replace the existing Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) installations - an essential part of every electricity grid -  by a new Switch that simply works with dry air, eliminating the need to use SF6 (the world’s strongest greenhouse gas).

https://www.nuventura.com

Anoop Raj Rao

Project Engineer

Nicholas Ottersbach

Business Development, Marketing Manager

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Orange Fiber

Italy
Circular economy

Orange Fiber has a patented process to transform citrus juice by-products into yarns and textiles with a silk-like appeal, saving land, water, fertilizers and reducing environmental pollution.

https://orangefiber.it

Alice Kaimann

Project Manager

Enrica Arena

CEO, Co-founder

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rePurpose Global

Norway
Circular economy

rePurpose Global is one of the world’s largest plastic waste recovery platforms where any consumer or business can go Plastic Neutral. This is made by funding the removal of plastic waste from nature through rePurpose Impact Projects.

http://repurpose.global/

Arpitha Sandeep

Partnerships Manager

Peter Wang

CMO, Co-founder

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The Newsroom

Portugal
Democracy and citizen empowerment

The Newsroom uses AI-powered systems to provide a product that works as a browser extension geared towards identifying articles and claims that are most likely to contain elements of false or highly biased information, flagging them to users.

https://thenewsroom.ai/

Pedro Henriques

CPO, Co-Founder

Jenny Romano

CEO, Co-Founder

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UVera

Poland
Health

UVera is an innovation solution for the cosmetic industry, providing a 100% natural and skin-safe UV protector, with no negative environmental impact. It is produced through biotech processes avoiding the use of harsh chemicals.

https://www.uvera.eu/

Magdalena Jander

CEO, Co-Founder

Adam Kiciak

CMO, Co-Founder

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Vortex Bladeless

Spain
Energy

Vortex Bladeless S.L. is a tech start-up that harnesses energy from wind, through an environmentally friendly aerogenerator which needs no blades. It is a new technology specially designed for on-site generation in residential areas.

https://www.vortexbladeless.com

Rodrigo Rupérez

CEO

David Yáñez

CTO, Co-Founder and Inventor

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Wasser 3.0

Germany
Water

Wasser 3.0 develops responsible concepts and solutions for the water cycle to detect, remove and re-use micro-plastics and micro-pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and pesticides. This enables a new level of environment and health protection in waste-water treatment.

https://www.wasserdreinull.de

Katrin Schuhen

CEO, Founder

Silke Haubensak

Communication and Organization

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Wheelmap

Germany
Accessibility

Wheelmap is a map helping wheelchair users and people with other mobility impairments to plan their day more effectively, by displaying wheelchair accessible places. 

https://wheelmap.org

Holger Dieterich

Co-founder

Judyta Smykowski

Community manager and domain expert