From 28 – 30 November the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic was host to the SME Assembly, which is the most significant event for Europe’s SMEs and entrepreneurs and also policy making. During this event the Grand Finale of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards also holds a coveted spot. After winning the national rounds WaterCampus was 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟭𝟴𝟲 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 to partake in this ceremony. The jury members were very impressed with the WaterCampus demonstrating innovation, creativity and passion for supporting entrepreneurship.
Ronald Wielinga, 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘀: ‘Firstly I would like to congratulate Energy Cooperative WEnCoop by the Halkidiki Chamber and the Greek Association of Women Entrepreneurs for their amazing initiative.
For us as WaterCampus to have come so far, 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, all the way to the finals here in Prague, and being shortlisted is amazing in itself! As there are many great proposals and in the end this makes for some though competition.’
The award consisted of multiple (six) categories where WaterCampus was nominated in the supporting the sustainable transition. The other finalist was the German ScaleUp4Sustainability (S4S).
As an event the SME Assembly 2022 was packed with educational workshops, masterclasses, webinars, networking opportunities, and inspiring presentations by key European figures in entrepreneurship and innovation. Numerous awards were presented during the three-day-long event. It also provided ample opportunities to (re)connect with peers.