Seven winners, 12 runners up and three special mentions for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards were announced on September 2, 2014. Organisations from all 28 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Serbia and Turkey, competed for the chance to win either a specific category or the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. Initially, hundreds of projects competed in national competitions. Then 58 national winners entered the European level of competition.
Among them, Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit prize winner is Lithuanian company Mobile Apps Laboratories. It is an initiative to promote entrepreneurship in information and communication technologies. Working in the four biggest Lithuanian education institutions, Mobile Apps Laboratories bring together young people with academics and industry professionals to deliver ‘App Camp’ during their bachelor, master or PhD dissertation studies, with the objective of bringing innovative new products and services to the market. It also aims to increase the number of women starting businesses in information technology.