Webcast: Can EU = Entrepreneurship Union? - 3 December 2012
It's a fact: ambitious entrepreneurs have a harder time in Europe than in some other parts of the world - but things are changing. In this conference, we look at some new, EU-supported approaches to entrepreneurship.
Join us to hear about the EU's new, €2.5 billion support programme for small companies, government procurement, university incubators and other new approaches to entrepreneurship in the works in Brussels.
You can read more about the speakers and featured guests in the special brochure.
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||Welcome coffee and registration
||Welcome by His Excellency Mr. Atle Leikvoll,
Norway's Ambassador to the EU
||Introduction by Richard L. Hudson,
CEO & Editor, Science|Business and
President, Science|Business Innovation Board
Framing the problem - and solutions:
- Antti Peltomäki,
Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
- Malcolm Harbour,
MEP and Chairman of the Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection, European Parliament
- Daniela Couto,
CEO, Cell2B; 2011 finalist in the Science|Business Innovation Board's ACES Awards
||New approaches to stimulating entrepreneurship
- Tuula Teeri,
President, Aalto University
- Soha Baz Hohnecker,
Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft
- Tore Land,
Director Ecomagination EMEA, GE
||The case for EU action in support of innovation
Statement of the Science|Business Innovation Board
Presented by Edward Astle
Pro Rector (Enterprise), Imperial College London
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Topics for discussion
- The new Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME)
- The impact of public procurement on innovation
- University entrepreneurship incubators
- More venture capital and less red tape
- Empowering youth with ICT skills
In cooperation with and hosted by
Mission of Norway to the EU
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