The #startup #italianartisan, by giving accessibility and sustainability to the Made in Italy manufacturing tradition, has helped international brands to produce their Made in Italy collections and grow their premium business in a sustainable way through digital tools.
Sofia, November 15th, 2018. The Italian #startup #italianartisan has been recognised as the best European #startup in the #fashion category at #startupeuropeawards (SEUA), an initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with #startup Europe. After going through several stages and being chosen to represent Italy in this category, Commissioner for Society and Digital Economy Mariya Gabriel handled to #italianartisan the diploma that accredits them as European winner, during the #startup Europe Summit 2018 hold in Sofia, in the presence of Prime Minister of #bulgaria, Boyko Borissov and several European prime ministers and ministers.
In her speech, Commissioner Gabriel congratulated #italianartisan and the rest of the European winners and encouraged them to continue working hardly as they have been doing until now. "Europe wants to have more like you. More of your passion, dedication, talent and energy. We believe in your dream and you have already showcased that progress is made with small steps, and that to become successful it takes a long nights and serious thinking on how to approach the most challenging topics. You showcased that success can come from anywhere in Europe. And you showcased that in order to succeed you must be bold and brave", she expressed.
David Clementoni Founder & CEO of the company, dedicates the award to the team and to the Italian SMEs community. ‘We have just started but we want to make the difference, in a digital era where innovation is running into artificial intelligence and human cloning, the return to traditional values is the new luxury’’. David, value chain
expert, reviewer for OECD and keynote speaker renewed his promise to give more accessibility and meritocracy to Italian ecosystem, the most valuable supply chain in the world: ’with a smiling face he continued: ‘ #italianartisan is a community, a community of people, a community of Italians, the most recognisable people in the globe (even I do not really look like one () and a community of artisans, the most ancient human being job’
proposes an open innovation methodology through public-private partnerships, "which works to help public entities to find a solution to their local challenges, and also to help startups by testing their innovations on pilots supported with European Union funding" said Juan Manuel Revuelta, director of the #startup Europe Accelerator at the Finnova Foundation.
In addition to #italianartisan, Helperbit in the Fintech category, and Tommi in E-Health were the other Italian startups that have achieved European recognition, among 134 finalist startups from 16 countries.
Italian Artisan and the other European winners of the #startupeuropeawards will be highly visible thanks to the Media Partner Alliance, made up of 25 members from Spain, France, Belgium, Latvia, Luxembourg, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Sweden, Mexico, Norway and Denmark, among others. Startups will also have access to a mentoring programme (in internationalisation, European funds such as the €50,000 to €2.5 million non-reimbursable grant SME Facility, international communication, etc.), through the Finnova Foundation's #startup Europe Accelerator, which will enable them to boost their projects and make them more viable worldwide.
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