22.07.2021. The candidacy submitted by the accelerator Firefighting Open Innovation Lab-CILIFO, through the Finnova Foundation, to the 2021 edition of the
European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) has been selected by the evaluation committee of the Subdirectorate General for SME Support as one of the two finalists in the national phase and will represent Spain at the European Union level.
The EEPAs recognise and reward, every year, those initiatives that exceptionally support entrepreneurship, foster entrepreneurship and raise awareness of the role that start-ups, SMEs and companies, as a whole, play in the European social and innovative fabric. Therefore, the fact that the CILIFO project accelerator, whose candidacy was supported by the MEP Mr. Juan Ignacio Zoido, has been selected as one of the two best proposals at national level in this edition, is in itself a recognition and a great boost to continue working and supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups in the forest fire prevention and fighting sector.
In the coming months, a jury selected by the European Commission will deliberate on the applications submitted by each EU member state and will draw up a shortlist of candidates. The winners will finally be announced during the annual European SME Assembly in Portoroz, Slovenia, in November 2021.