We believe that openness and interactions between stakeholders are the key to formulating pro-innovation policies. We act as the unifying voice of innovative companies in Slovakia in promoting an open, outward-looking and flexible legislation that serves as an enabler of innovation.
We foster a dialogue aiming at identification of the best policies and practices through policy recommendations, official letters to the national and EU representative bodies. We also participate in public consultations and provide consultations and feedback during legislative drafting.
2017: active in 5 EU-level topics & 3 national level topics
2016: active in 7 EU-level topics & 3 national level topics
2015: official statements to the EU on creative industries and platform regulation
Key digital topics:
Digital Single Market
Digital Content Directive
Taxation of Digital Economy
Tackling Illegal Content Online
We aim to serve as a bridge between various ecosystem stakeholders to facilitate knowledge sharing, to build trust and raise awareness about their successes, interests, issues and views.
Our involvement in connecting partners lies in networking events, specialized knowledge-sharing sessions between our members, organization of stakeholder visits in Slovakia and abroad and creating regional partnerships with the aim to pave way to Slovak businesses in their expansion abroad. We also focus on connecting the private and public actors with the aim to improve mutual trust and understanding.
Cooperation and participation of our members on presidential trips (Silicon Valley, Israel, France, Finland, Estonia etc.)
We are members of:
We believe that information is power. It not only helps entrepreneurs and investors make qualified decisions, it also plays a vital role in effective policy-making and raising awareness of general public.
We aim to provide high-quality, up-to-date information available to everyone interested in Slovak innovation ecosystem. In our analyses, we focus on startup ecosystem, digital economy and innovation policy.
The Prague European Summit Study: What is wrong with the European Single Market and the way forward: Towards a Service and Digital Market
V4 Startups Report (co-authored)
The Titans of Tomorrow: The Scale Up Study of Slovakia
Slovak Startups Report 2016
Scale-up Manifesto for Europe (co-authored)