With the political support from the European Commission and the Committee of Regions, Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) was launched at the end of 2015 to promote a startup friendly culture within regions.
During 2018, SERN is launching several thematic groups aimed at encouraging discussions among regions on specific themes of common interest for them. Each working group will start with a physical kick of meeting (date and venue tbc to be confirmed by the lead region), followed by 3 virtual meetings.
Each group will present its conclusion at the end of the 2018. The members of the group (limited to 5 organisations) will develop the content of the working group while the evaluators involved (from SERN secretariat) will contribute to their work by methodological guidance.
The theme of our first working group is “Developing relations between multinational corporates and local ecosystems”, led by IKE2020 (Hungary). Click here to find the programme of the kick off meeting which will take place on 8-9 March 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.