Contributing to the sustainability of the planet affects coexistence in our cities. Green Cities refers to a city committed to reducing its ecological footprint. It is a city that applies habits, measures and ways of building, occupying the landscape and producing with a minimum impact on the environment, contributing to the sustainability of the planet. Sharing good practices among cities is something that has been promoted since 2010 by the European Commission through initiatives such as the European Green Capital awards.

Who is the organiser?

Submission of the winning project to a European Commission Call

European Union mentoring to the winning team in networking, legislation and communication.

BEFORE: The call is launched, entrepreneurs and participants are recruited. Communication in our own media and media partners, press releases, social media and launching video.

DURING: Continuous communication in the social media of Finnova and Startup Europe Awards, communication support to generate a communication network between all participants. Press releases and social media.

AFTER: Communication about the winning team and promotion of the project through press releases and the Accelerathon video.


Programme preparation and material delivery. Landing page of the event and recruitment form. Dissemination of the call in databases of Spanish and European entrepreneurs and innovators as well as the media. [LGC1]  Dissemination of the challenge on social media along with the related United Nations’ SDGs. Participation of European experts in the jury [LGC2] .


Interactive e-learning platform EU TRAINING PLATFORM (European projects methodology) Technical assistance during webinars. Active participation on groups’ mentoring with EU green cities experts.


European acceleration ticket (in public-private collaboration) which includes the co-writing of the winning project for its submission to a European programme call.

Formed by a group of international experts who will assess that the challenges set are adapted to the requirements and conditions, as well as the development of the challenge itself.