This Sunday, April 16, from LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 we join the celebration of World Entrepreneurship Day, with the aim of promoting and encouraging the generation of ideas and their implementation for its transformative nature in terms of promoting economic and social growth. From our project, we intend to cultivate sustainable entrepreneurship and public-private collaboration, a necessary aspect for the development and implementation of transformative and innovative ideas.
This support to entrepreneurship was reinforced last February 17, with the launch of the LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 – Startup Europe Awards (SEUA), an initiative driven by the European Commission, launched by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe, to promote the identification of innovative solutions from entrepreneurs to SDG and EU challenges.LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 SEUA seeks to promote innovative entrepreneurship in the field of circular economy, energy efficiency and the fight against climate change. We encourage all startups that can provide solutions to the challenges of the ecological transition to participate through the following link.
In short, at LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 we are committed to green entrepreneurship, due to its transformative potential and its set of opportunities. Through this, we can reach a public-private partnership and meet the SDGs, aimed to promote environmental protection and the fight against climate change. Supporting companies that promote circular economy practices, energy transition, profitability and social improvement is essential to move towards a better and more sustainable world for all, as advocated by the 2030 Agenda.
About LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0
This is a pilot demonstration project, financed by the LIFE program and with a budget of more than 970,000 euros, which generates biogas in sewage treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), thus transforming sewage sludge into green energy through technology. The initiative led by Global Omnium (Spain), in collaboration with the Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal), aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas by making optimal use of waste. Thanks to this technology, it favors the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment. This program is easily scalable with other funds such as FEDER, NextGenerationEU or Repower EU.
About Startup Europe Awards
The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative promoted by the European Commission, launched by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe. It is an open innovation tool that allows companies to identify talented startups capable of solving current challenges in multiple areas. Its mission is to help Startups and Scaleups to become more efficient, intelligent and successful. These awards are a useful tool to promote knowledge sharing, add value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help startups grow and position themselves in the market.
About Global Omnium
Global Omnium is a business group of national and international reference, specialized in the different processes that have to do with the Integral Water Cycle, developing multiple complementary business lines that create synergies for the optimization of water resources, in addition to waste treatment.
It currently provides coverage to 5.5 million people in more than 300 Spanish cities, in addition to having a presence in 3 other continents. It is a project of social commitment, made up of century-old companies that have been contributing to the growth of the cities and municipalities in which they operate for more than a century.
About the Finnova Foundation
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, which works for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.