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Jury of StartUp Europe Awards 2016

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Jury of StartUp Europe Awards 2016

 

On the occasion of the celebration of the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 European Final, the StartUp Europe Awards organization formally invited SERN to be part of the jury board that will appoint the “Best Public Administration for startups”.

 StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of Regions, several members of the European Parliament as ambassadors and it is implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe.

This initiative recognises the effort of the European startups at five different levels: local, municipal, regional, national and European, in ten categories for 2016: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Environment, Health, ICT’s, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water.

This Public Administration will be publicly recognised in the StartUp Europe Award ceremony that will be honorifically presided over by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, Wednesday, 7th June at 17.00h in the European Parliament.

 

For more information:

http://startupeuropeawards.com/

 

SERN presented at Agorada Matchmaking event on Internet of Things – 2017, Brussels

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SERN presented at Agorada Matchmaking event on Internet of Things – 2017, Brussels

 

The Watify initiative is an awareness-raising campaign, funded by the European Commission, to stimulate the technological transformation of Europe’s industry. Watify is organising an inter-regional matchmaking event on Internet of Things in Brussels, in cooperation with EURADA, SEIMED, Impulse.Brussels and Emilia Romagna – Brussels representation office and the Enterprise Europe Network.

The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in Internet of Things – matching S3 priorities and exploiting identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths.

SERN, the European Network of Regions committed to support startups was presented at this event. SERN main activities will focus on mapping initiatives taken at regional level for supporting startups, promoting best practices, putting forward regional and facilitating interconnection among regions to learn from each other.

 

For more information:
https://www.b2match.eu/watify-brussels/pages/19396-agenda

 

Startup Europe Regions Network workshop at Salamanca Startup Olé event

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Startup Europe Regions Network workshop at Salamanca Startup Olé event

 

An attractive agenda, many different interactive sessions, pitching competitions and much more: Startup Olé event in Salamanca was also hosting a workshop organized by the Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) presenting the main results of the past year activities and the new members.

The workshop organized by SERN, a Brussels based international association, counted with the participation of several SERN members and representatives of European Regions as well as members of the European Commission and of the Committee of Regions.

The session was chaired by the EC representative Isidro Laso, Head of Unit of Startup Europe Initiative, DG Growth, who introduced the importance of the Startup Regions Network within the context of the Startup Europe initiative.

Among the workshop speakers, Eurico Neves, one of the SERN founders, gave a presentation about the SERN structure & mission and foreseen challenges for 2017 and 2018. Overall, SERN seems very well positioned in the European entrepreneurship context, providing local support to regions, with a European perspective: “Think European, Act Regionally – activities should focus on promoting a culture of ‘startup-friendly’ regions”, stressed Mr Neves in his speech.

Finally, Mr Neves proudly presented the new 15 SERN members and the upcoming activities of the association: among other, the annual SERN conference, planned for 14th june 2017 in Brussels, and a survey to develop a regional startup support mapping.

 

For more information (how become a member, participate in the survey, register for the event), visit www.startupregions.eu and follow us on Twitter @Startupregions