Semi-Finalists 2017 Tallinn

Click on the pictures of the speakers to watch the pitch they gave before the jury

Stefan Steinberger

Stefan Steinberger

Refugees{code} (Austria)

Since the summer of 2016, Stefan together and his team are organizing programming courses for refugees to integrate them into the Austrian labour market. When he started, he was alone, had no money, no programing knowledge and only an idea…

Julien Penders

Julien Penders

Bloomlife (Belgium)

Bloomlife is committed to accelerating long overdue advancements to improve the health of moms and babies. By delivering an unmatched combination of technology, data science, and medical expertise, we help women and professionals to get answers they can trust.

Mark Marinov

Mark Marinov

eCars.bg (Bulgaria)

At eCars.bg, we make electric mobility easy to understand, desirable and accessible. We produce and distribute EV charging stations, own the largest online media for electric mobility in Bulgaria and produce our own TV series with Bulgarian celebrities.

Martina Cvetković

Martina Cvetković

Balmaris (Croatia)

We use a system to filter ballast water without the use of chemicals, reducing the damaging effects of invasive alien species introduced via ballast water that are recorded in the seas all over the world and having considerable economic, ecological, and environmental impacts.

Michalis Agapiou

Michalis Agapiou

Novelseas (Cyprus)

The Syndeseas Integrated Solution is an innovative tool, managed by a team of Shipping MRV Auditors, designed to support and facilitate the enhanced implementation of new as well as existing maritime regulations, to help reducing emmisions and the use of fossil fuels.

Radek Hušek

Radek Hušek

Sens Foods (Czech Republic)

We are going to use insects to create a whole new range of sustainable, next-gen food products. Using cricket flour, we have developed unique protein and energy bars - gluten and lactose free, with the highest quality protein from crickets and premium natural ingredients.

Klaus B. Pedersen

Klaus B. Pedersen

Too good to Go (Denmark)

Our mission is to place back the lost value of food as something that should be eaten, not thrown away. Through the TGTG app we are raising awareness of food waste, by making surplus food available for collection before a store closes its breakfast, lunch or dinner service.

Margus Kullerkupp

Margus Kullerkupp

Sol Navitas (Estonia)

We provide natural fresh air into living quarters with the help of solar energy. The world has less polluted air, because in our technology we only use existing solar energy that does not emit CO2 into the atmosphere.

Mervi Pankalainen

Mervi Pankalainen

Mightifier (Finland)

Mightifier is a positive peer communication tool with measurable impact for classrooms. It turns students into active good-doers by making them experience how great it feels to do good things to others and make others happy.

Hugo Mercier

Hugo Mercier

Rythm (France)

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, yet most people still know relatively little about sleep and its implications for our bodies. With Dreem, our breakthrough wearable technology that improves deep sleep quality, Rythm not only studies our sleep behaviour but actively enhance our deep sleep.

Steffen Preuss

Steffen Preuss

Ichò (Germany)

Ichò is an innovative company that wants to enhance ways of communications for people with cognitive problems. With music, lights and vibrations we want to give people with speech impediments and communication problems a new voice.

Sotiris Bantas

Sotiris Bantas

Centaur (Greece)

We are passionate about food safety and enabling abundance. Created by an agronomy expert and software engineer, Centaur brings intelligent technology to history’s oldest industry, by keeping crops healthy and the world happily fed.

Priszcilla Várnagy

Priszcilla Várnagy

Be-Novative (Hungary)

To be engaged and to be creative, people need unusual triggers to create breakthroughs. Be-Novative invites corporate and individual users to a virtual brainstorming. Participants can find solutions to the world's big problems or for everyday life situations, using the power of creativity and community.

 Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards

ApisProtect (Ireland)

Beekeeping today is facing a global crisis. Since the late 1990’s, a variety of honey bee diseases and pests have devastated beehives around the world. ApisProtect uses in-hive sensors, retrofitted into existing beehives, to unobtrusively monitor honey bee colonies.

Andrea Civra

Andrea Civra

Panoxyvir (Italy)

We spend nearly five years of our lives coughing and having clogged noses. Our spray is based on molecules produced by our body that have the ability to modify cell membrane composition. This way we can to cure colds and prevent the onset of symptoms.

Anna Ramata-Stunda

Anna Ramata-Stunda

Alternative Plants (Latvia)

Alternative Plants is a biotech start-up that develops plant stem cell cultures for sustainable production of botanical ingredients. Plant stem cell technology is our tool to make inaccessible ingredients form rare medicinal plants accessible.

Violeta Masteikienė

Violeta Masteikienė

FriendsJam (Lithuania)

Friends Jam is an organization that connects big families with gardeners or arboretum owners. They all together collect excessive harvest – berries and fruits – either using it for big families needs and saving a family budget for a food either make tasty jams and sell it to make extra money.

Aida Nazarikhorram

Aida Nazarikhorram

LuxAI (Luxembourgh)

Autism affects 1 in every 68 children, and millions of their families with huge social and economical burdens. QTrobot, our toddler-like humanoid, is a socially engaging and interactive robot with a wide areas of application, making effective therapy accessible everywhere and for everybody!

Klaus Conrad

Klaus Conrad

Easy Peasy Coding (Malta)

We make children think, and use technology as a catalyst to do so. Our programs include after-school and joint parent/child classes. We also train teachers, and provide schools with classroom-ready resources like student workbooks, as well as guidance on how to link coding to core curriculum subjects.

Mark Offerhaus

Mark Offerhaus

Micreos (the Netherlands)

Bacteria are all around us. We developed the world's first targeted antibacterial products, set to replace antibiotics. This unlocks a completely new approach in dealing with the bacteria around us and enables preventive daily therapy against only unwanted bacteria for as long as needed.

Artur Racicki

Artur Racicki

SEEDia (Poland)

At SEEDiA we create products that gather solar energy. Our solar benches, stands and other products utilize the energy they gather to charge mobile devices (both with USB ports and wireless chargers), Wi-Fi hotspots, heated seats, radio, LEDs and paper screens, all while you are sitting relaxed and enjoying the view.

Francisco Duarte

Francisco Duarte

Pavnext (Portugal)

Pavnext is about promoting safer, smarter and sustainable cities. We developed a technological device implemented in the road pavement surface, that allows vehicles to reduce their speed without any driver action, by extracting kinetic energy from the vehicles and then use that energy to power the city.

Flavia Oprea

Flavia Oprea

ENTy (Romania)

ENTy aims to empower Ear-Nose-Throat-doctors to issue data-based assessments. Our solution consists in a lighter, portable, lower cost device that generates numerical indicators, easy to interpret.

Tomáš Brngál

Tomáš Brngál

Virtual Medicine (Slovakia)

Every student of medicine in the world has to pass an anatomy exam, which is considered one of the toughest. Our mission is simplified and effective learning of anatomy. That is why we created the first virtual anatomical classroom. In this classroom, students are learning anatomy using virtual reality.

Jernej Vidmar

Jernej Vidmar

AgiliCity (Slovenia)

Urban planning methods are completely obsolete, practically the same as they were 100 years ago. That's why we are developing an inovative solution that moves urban planning to industry 4.0 standards, making it a lot smarter, more flexible and transparent.

Alejandro Badolato

Alejandro Badolato

Auto Drive Solutions (Spain)

Auto Drive Solutions (ADS) is specialized in the precise guidance and positioning of trains, automobiles and other vehicles. ADS develops innovative and disruptive positioning systems and developed a first prototype that has been successfully tested on the Madrid Metro.

Tobias Wernius

Tobias Wernius

Speak Up! (Sweden)

More than ever, there is a need to reach out to the next generation and inspire them to solve conflicts without resorting to violence. Speak Up is an app that helps kids and teens to stand up against bullying and support schools in doing something about it.

Jonathan Burr

Jonathan Burr

Howz (United Kingdom)

In the UK, 3 million of us juggle paid work with caring responsibilities for our eldrly. Howz brings peace of mind, by monitoring the elderly’s use of everyday objects, learning what’s normal and alerting the family when things look out of the ordinary.