Thank you all for participating in our ‘Best Product – Idea’ competition!

The winners of the OpenYourMind online contest have been announced.

The competition’s Jury of experts have selected two young participants, one for each age category (14-18 and 19-29), whose creative proposals for the TCLF sectors truly stand out. A thrilling mix of innovation, sustainability and creativity that perfectly reflects the ever-changing world of Europe’s TCLF sectors, as well as the active involvement of the younger generation towards a better and more sustainable future!

A big ‘thank you’ to all contestants for submitting your amazing ideas, for showing so much enthusiasm and passion for our competition, and for all the products you have created.

Congratulations to all of you, and we wish you all the very best in your TCLF careers!

Check out the winning projects below!

Kériann Gratas, France

An innovative protective device for athletic shoes spikes, helping athletes to improve their performance during competitions and trainings. A track spikes protector made of EVA foam sole and a non-slip sole, which is easy to use, entirely made in France and will be sold in an eco-friendly tissue packaging.

Better for the athletes. Better for the planet!

View Project

"The TAM green mat" Lorenzo Ranotto, Lorenzo Gardini, Edoardo Avidano, Gabriele Nicola. Italy

Waste prevention, high performances and… fashion! These are the keystones at the core of the EU wool innovative car mats, which are made of 100% coarse wool from EU sheep farming.

A natural and high quality product that also is sustainable for the environment, suitable to be recycled or transformed into amendment-fertiliser for agriculture.

View Project


Let creativity open your mind!

The European Commission represented by EASME (European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) and DG GROW (Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) have launched a Product Competition open to students attending High Schools, VETs and Universities and coming from the following countries: Italy, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Greece, France and Bulgaria.

The proposition was to enhance the students' interest in TCLF sectors and encourage them to discover the real career opportunities to catch in this field.

Many participants,
two winners

Young boys and girls from 10 different European countries took part in the competition, by sharing their exciting, creative projects, and by putting their passion to the realisation of innovative products and ideas, with a keen eye on the environment. Find out more about the winners above.

Come and visit us at the event closer to you!

Find out more on how the TCLF sectors can shape your future and take part to the event closer to you. We’ll talk about opportunities, upcoming trends and future sceneries. Don’t miss it!

All Events