Casa do Impacto was awarded 1st place in the “Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship” category of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA).
This European Commission initiative, in line with the priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy, aims to promote the dissemination of activities recognized as good practices within the scope of promoting entrepreneurial initiative in Europe. IAPMEI is the national coordinator of this initiative, which had its 1st edition in 2006, and which aims to identify and recognize successful activities that support and stimulate business initiative, with particular emphasis on the role of the public sector at local, regional and national levels, in creating conditions that encourage projects that promote entrepreneurship.
Cited in a press release, Francisco Sá, President of IAPMEI, said that “the projects awarded in 2021 should serve as an inspiration for agents in the business environment for actively working in the creation of a collective ecosystem promoting business development in the areas of digitization and sustainability, in line with European and national policies, namely those included in the Recovery and Resilience Plan”.
List of the first classified in the six categories in the competition:
– Promotion of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (Category 1)
“Talento Empreendedor e Criativo em Santo Tirso” (Santo Tirso City Council)
– Investment in entrepreneurial skills (Category 2)
“MAIS Tec – Consórcio para a Transferência de Conhecimento Científico e Tecnológico” (SANJOTEC – Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia de S. João da Madeira, em parceria com Universidade de Aveiro, ISQ – Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade e TECMINHO Associação Universidade – Empresa para o Desenvolvimento)
– Development of the business environment and support for the digital transition (Category 3)
Comércio Digital (ACEPI – Associação Portuguesa da Economia Digital, em parceria com Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo e a CCP – Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal)
– Support for the internationalization of companies (Category 4)
Primeira Pedra (ASSIMAGRA – Associação Portuguesa da Indústria dos Recursos Minerais, em parceria com a experimentadesign – Associação Cultural e com Município de Porto de Mós)
– Support for sustainable transition (Category 5)
AQUA+ Água na medida certa (ADENE – Agência para a Energia)
– Responsible and Inclusive entrepreneurship (Category 6)
Casa do Impacto (Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, in partnership with Lisbon City Council)