Plugg wants to provide a platform for emerging European tech start-ups looking for early-stage funding and trade press, tech blogger and early-adopter attention.

A selection of 20 start-ups with strong roots in Europe will be were carefully picked by a jury of renowned industry professionals out of the submitted companies. They will have the opportunity to present themselves on stage in front of the entire audience and have a chance of winning the Plugg Start-Up of the Year Award 2010 or the audience award.

You can find the full list of finalists for the third edition of Plugg, as announced in a blog post on 27 February 2010 (in alphabetical order), right here.

We’ve asked each of those listed on that page to confirm their attendance, so it’s possible we have to go down the list of highest rated startups in case any of them is unable (or unwilling) to participate after all. Evidently, we’ll post updates to our blog and Twitter account as soon as changes occur.