19 July 2022

Discover the winners of Europe's biggest entrepreneurship event! 

TALLINN - At a time when Europe is impacted by armed conflict, inflation and sky-rocketing energy prizes while still recovering from the Covid-19 crisis, Gen-E 2022 gathered Europe’s best 800 young entrepreneurs in Tallinn, Estonia hosted by JA Estonia. Selected from over 375,000 JA students in the 2021-22 school year, the finalists in the Gen-E 2022 European Entrepreneurship competitions for upper secondary and university levels were supported by their teachers, business partners and policy-makers for an impressive showcase of business ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Gen-E Virtual Expo and dedicated Online Awards made Gen-E 2022 a truly hybrid experience blending digital and on-site interviews, written pitches, stage presentations and expo stands. Students competed for European Online Awards supported by Bata, Johnson&Johnson, Intel, Novartis and NN Group.

Re-live the event and watch recordings from supporters including President of Estonia Alar Karis, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola and European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education & Youth Mariya Gabriel.

The Winners of Gen-E Main Awards 2022 are:

  • Microgreens-Magicgreens (Greece), awarded JA Europe Company of the Year for Upper Secondary level
  • Noll Deponi (Sweden), awarded JA Europe Innovation of the Year for Upper-secondary level
  • hearNprotect (UK), awarded JA Europe Innovation of the Year for University level
  • ZandZwiffer (the Netherlands), JA Europe Start Up of the Year for University level

Discover all the winners of Gen-E 2022, including national and European signature Awards by our partners Ministry of Education & European Social FundFedEx, Avanade, Arconic Foundation, AT&T, BNY Mellon, Citi Foundation, Delta Air Lines, ESB, GAM Investments, ManpowerGroup, PMIEF, SEBUnicredit and the City of Tallinn.

“We are creating the future right now, together with the winning JA student entrepreneurs selected from over 370,000 JA youth across Europe”, said Salvatore Nigro, CEO at JA Europe. He continued: “At Gen-E, we ask today’s youth what future they are creating for the future generations.”

About Gen-E

Gen-E is Europe’s largest Entrepreneurship event, a celebration of entrepreneurship and the achievements of European youth. Thousands of European students, from 15 years old onwards, showcase their cutting–edge business ideas online and on-site. The Gen-E Festival also combines two annual European entrepreneurship contests for the winners of JA Company and the JA Start-Up Programme from over 40 countries. Gen-E 2023 will be held in Istanbul, Türkiye.

About JA Europe

JA Europe is the largest organisation in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. JA Europe is a member of JA Worldwide® which for 100 years has delivered hands on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. JA creates pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. Together we work in 41 countries in Europe, offering 4 million learning experiences every year in core programmes and inspiring millions more through online events and activities.

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