Newsletter 9/2016

Newsletter | September 2016
Newsletter | September 2016
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Awarding the best projects of 2016
At the SEA 2016 we received incredible 800 submissions from more than 120 countries. Not only the number makes us proud, but the quality of submissions. In the following weeks the projects will be evaluated; in mid-October we announce the best 15 projects. Stay tuned for more information!

SEA – Pitch Event:
On November 16th 2016 the best 15 submissions will present their projects in Vienna, in front of our jury and potential investors. If you are interested in a ticket for this unique event, please contact us

SEA – Gala Event:
On November 17th 2016 the SEA Gala Event takes place for the fifth time in a row in Vienna. This year we are happy to welcome the top submitters 2016 and high-class guests from economy, science and media in the Vienna ‘Börsensäle‘. Our guests can expect an exciting evening filled with interesting projects, companies, speakers and show acts. For tickets/tables please contact
FEMtech – an initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

A high-performance infrastructure – rail, road and broadband – as well as research and innovation are just as crucial to the business location Austria as excellence and well trained people are. Brilliant minds in all their diversity’s on all levels are the central power of our country. Only with them, Austria can remain its ability to compete as innovation- and business location. With customized programs and initiatives the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) supports young people to enthuse them for research and development and assists them on their career path.

A special focus lies on the support of women in research and technology. Because: Only if the frame environment is correct, talents can display. To visualize women achievements in research and technology, the BMVIT awards women from the FEMtech-experts database since 2005. Monthly three female experts of the FEMtech experts-database are nominated. A multidisciplinary jury formed by high-level representors out of business and human resources, the FEMtech-expert of the month is chosen.

You can find the detailed portrait of our ‘FEMtech-expert of the month‘ here >>> Read more

Special offer from our strategy partner

Special offer from our strategy partner – Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vienna

Disclosure requirement on sustainability aspects only to companies of ‘public interest‘ with more than 500 employees: The EU Accounting Directive 2014/95/EU (NFI guideline) will make the reporting of non-financial information mandatory for certain large companies as of 2017.
>>> Read more

Save the date - Award ceremony Mercur ´16

The MERCUR is the innovation price in Vienna, given annually by the Chamber of Commerce Vienna, in the year 2016 for the 29th time.
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Special relaxing offer from our partner – VAMED Vitality World

Special relaxing offer for all our busy and stressed entrepreneurs from our partner – VAMED Vitality World

VAMED Vitality World gift cards

With the VAMED Vitality World gift cards you give away relaxing moments, culinary adventures on highest level and beautiful holiday experiences. The gift cards are redeemable in all nine Thermal- and Healthresorts of VAMED Vitality World.

You can choose from numerous possibilities:
    • Gift card
    • print@home – voucher
    • premium – gift card

The gift card is chargeable with a value from 20 Euro to 1.000 Euro and available in attractive slipcases.

To all last-minute deciders we provide the print@home voucher. The voucher can be individually designed and is send directly after the online-order to your E-Mail account, in PDF form ready to print.

If you like to give especially glamourous relaxing moments, you can choose the premium – gift card, refined with Swarovski-Crystals. This card is available from a value of 500 Euro and will be delivered in a noble, hand-made packaging.

You can purchase the VAMED Vitality World gift cards online under >>> , or directly in one of nine resorts, as well as in all KIKA and Leiner stores in Austria.

Event tip
20th European Forum on Eco-innovation

When: October 26-28, 2016
Where: Tallinn, Estonia

The Forum will examine financing opportunities for eco-innovative SMEs and will showcase successful companies who have succeeded in attracting investors and growing their business. It will explore the enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular business model and will address these through the lens of business, finance and public sector. >>> Read more
Recommended reading list
The Climate Resilient Organization: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes

by Martina K. Linnenluecke and Andrew Griffiths (2015)

Climate change has had a significant impact globally, predominantly for those vulnerable to its influence. The first book of its kind, The Climate Resilient Organization assesses the issues that have mounted for decision-makers in the field, whilst providing strategies to tackle them. With a particular focus on building climate-resilient pathways for private sector organisations, the expert authors offer practical tools and decision-making criteria for evaluating adaptation needs, costs and benefits. Split into two parts this book begins with an analysis of the subject on a global scale; it continues by translating the science surrounding it whilst presenting it in a manner suited to local decision-makers. Sustainability and climate adaptation scholars as well as managers will equally find this book to be an insightful read. Government officers and risk management professionals will also find the topics discussed beneficial to their work.

>>> Read more

Thanks to our partners:
You could be the Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year 2016!

Following the SEA's impressive result in 2015, we are again looking for new sustainable projects and innovative companies. If you want to be a part of this new movement, we look forward to receiving your submission.

Please visit our website or Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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