Pioneers Festival 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 00:00 to Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:00
Event type: 
Technical and Research

This annual major event for future technologies and entrepreneurship attracts a community of 2,500 like-minded pioneers and builds relationships that matter with start-up founders, executives, investors, and international media in a unique setting.

The programme includes a selection of the 500 most promising early-stage tech start-ups identified in cooperation with the global tech community and select key players. A jury will nominate the most outstanding 10 teams per ecosystem. The best one from each ecosystem will pitch on the Arena Stage on May 25 and compete to become the Pioneer of the Year.
Nine companies involved in EUREKA projects will participate at the Pionners500.

The 7 ecosystems are:

  • Business & Productivity
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Agriculture
  • Lifestyle & Entertainment
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Mobility & Transportation

In addition, in the frame of the E!nnoVest, a EUREKA representative will participate at this event to provide the latest information about the activities of the EUREKA network.

The EUREKA InnoVest Programme (E!nnoVest) aims to boost the investment awareness and readiness of EUREKA innovative SMEs, promote these companies towards the investment community and actively facilitate investment matching with experienced investors.


Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.