SAPIE and EIT Digital joint event promotes acceleration opportunities in Slovakia
On Wednesday, 15 November from 6PM, HubHub hosted our joint event for over 50 innovative companies that are part of the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy. Our members were the first to discover the opportunities offered by EIT Digital to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies. EIT Digital has just recently opened its activities to the Slovak market through its liaison Neulogy a.s.
SAPIE's achievements in 2017 and plans for 2018 were presented at the very beginning by SAPIE's Executive Manager Adela Zabrazna. SAPIE has grown to 60 members in 2017 and plans to grow further in 2018. Activities promoting innovative education, startup ecosystem and open and innovation-friendly policy will be at the core of SAPIE's agenda for 2018.
The floor was then given to Thomas Kosters, International Outreach Lead of EIT Digital Accelerator. In his presentation, specifics of the European startup ecosystem were discussed, with a special focus on investment environment and venture capital, ecosystem nodes and regulatory frameworks.
The event was a part of wider cooperation between Neulogy and SAPIE and is followed by report on the Slovak scale up ecosystem that will be presented during the FutureNow Conference on 1st December 2017.