Empowering regional innovation ecosystems and making Egypt a top-class ICT destination – EU|BIC TIEC

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The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) was established in 2010, to tackle the lack of access to entrepreneurship education and training outside Cairo. Most of the entities that supported the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem outside Cairo did not have physical places in different governorates, leading to the lack of qualified individuals and tech startups with innovative solutions that can attract investments.

Game-changing initiatives developing regional attractiveness – EU|BIC Startup Madeira

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Digital Nomads Madeira Islands is an initiative developed by the Regional Government of Madeira, Startup Madeira, and the expert digital nomad and consultant, Gonçalo Hall. Alongside our partners, this project aims to prepare, promote and create a unique community with digital nomads from all over the world. So far we’ve received over 13000 registrations, from 127 countries.

Digital transformation requires continuous skills- building for EU|BIC staff and consultants

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The year 2022 will be a disruptive year for information technologies and digitalisation. And, more than ever since the 1990s with the Third Industrial or Computer Revolution, ICT will have a positive impact on the economy, business, society, customs, habits, behaviours, norms, and laws. It will happen in the West (Europe, USA) in one way and the East (Asia, China) in a different way.

Industry 4.0 technology commercialistaion is fraught with difficulties: EU|BIC CASTELLÓN provides essential solutions

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When supporting companies working with Industry 4.0 disruptive technologies, our experience tells us that there will be challenges related to commercialisation. Legal and industrial barriers to biosafety, food safety, and ethics, or if the technology breaks specific industry or cultural laws, are real challenges to be surpassed.

Going beyond scientific breakthroughs, toward commercialization and value for society

Progress of knowledge is essential for all communities. Around Europe, this is achieved with programmes and public investment in scientific projects and organisations. Yet, despite these efforts, only very few results stemming from such investments generate an impact outside the scientific community.

Markets lack sufficient support for potentially disruptive tech start-ups. This is where EU|BICS Step in.

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Without support from EU|BICs the market will not provide sufficient offers to Industry 4.0 disruptive technologies. Startups working with potentially disruptive technologies are too early, and too risky to be interesting for investors.

Laura Lecci, EBN CEO reflects on EU|BICs impact

Wind turbines are alternative electricity sources, the concept of sustainable resources, People in the community with wind generators turbines, Renewable energy.

In 2021, the global community of Certified EU|BICs and Associate members grew to a total of +165 organisations in 30+ countries. 36,000 entrepreneurs, startups, scale-ups and SMEs are now supported by an EU|BIC. And this is not just because of a growing community with more EU|BICs and partners.

2022 EU|BIC Impact Report

Food & Health – Housing & Urban solutions – Mobility – Energy – Industries

The EU|BIC community and EBN have driven the adoption of demand-driven, Responsible Research an Innovation, and inclusive incubation approaches in numerous regions, empowering all entrepreneurs, scientists, corporates, governments and citizens to develop challenge-based solutions benefiting their daily lives.