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2022 EBN TechCamp 'Untapped Innovation Potential'

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Get Ready for the Future of Innovation:

It’s time to rethink the way we do business and re-strategise.

Brought to you by EBN, EU|BIC, Better Incubation, and EU|BIC Inkubator Sežana the 2022 EBN TechCamp brings the business and innovation support community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships, programmes, and innovative solutions for better business support services. The EBN TechCamp has a highly participatory and interactive programme, this year focusing on boosting diversity, inclusivity and impact-driven (tech) entrepreneurship.


Boosting impact-driven and inclusive (tech) entrepreneurship in Europe

We are happy to announce that the 2022 EBN TechCamp will take place on-site in Lipica, Slovenia from 19-20 October 2022. Hosted by EU|BIC Inkubator Sežana, the 2022 EBN TechCamp brings together business support experts, thought leaders, and skilled innovation practitioners to enable peer-learning and access experts’ insights on the future of innovation. This year’s TechCamp gives you the opportunity to re-strategise, upskill, and expand your organisation’s services geared to the topics of impact-driven and inclusive entrepreneurship. This is your chance to get ready for the future of business and innovation support, discuss how diversity and inclusion create competitive advantages, how to service a new generation of impactful startups, and how to adapt Europe’s innovation ecosystem.  




The event offers mainstream business support organisations a 2-day programme aimed at enabling peer learning and experts’ insights, articulated over two topics.

  1. Impact-driven entrepreneurship: Support a new generation of impactful tech start-ups – companies that are both profitable and work to improve society, operating ‘’double bottom line’’ business models.
  2. Inclusive entrepreneurship: Leverage diversity and inclusion and become relevant, competitive and gain an advantage.

In three chapters 2022 TechCamp will offer participants hands-on insights and practical methodologies in workshops, gatherings, and discussions that will answer:

  • Why EU|BICs and other BSOs should consider promoting and supporting social and inclusive entrepreneurship in their regional ecosystems?
  • What is needed for EU|BICs (organisation, services, ecosystem) to enable change and enter the future of innovation support?
  • How to enable practitioners and what frameworks, programmes and financial instruments are available for BSOs and EU|BICs?



For each 2022 TechCamp theme, you can join a group of discussions to interact with other participants, share information and build new partnerships.

  • Tech for good
  • Social value proposition
  • Impact investing, ESG
  • Sustainability and SDGs
  • Inclusive incubation: CSR and diversity in teams




Time Session Description
14h00 – 14h30 Welcome Registration
  Chapter: Why Why EU|BICs and other BSOs should consider promoting and supporting social and inclusive entrepreneurship in their regional ecosystems.
14h30 – 15h00 Opening Introduction of participants
    Welcome by Minister Matjaž Han, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia.
15h00 – 16h00 Solution Session 1 Participatory session: How is the incubation ecosystem changing towards more inclusive and impact-driven approaches?
16h00 – 16h30 Break Coffee
  Chapter: What What is needed for EU|BICs (organisation, services, ecosystem) to enable change and enter the future of innovation support?
16h30 – 16h45 Welcome back Harvesting results and introduction of the new chapter
16h45 – 17h15 Insights 1 Practical keynote: ”Impact management and impact measurement – what are the practical frameworks to leverage?”, by Tobias Temmen, Venture Partner, Match Maker & Rebel (Kellogg-WHU, Stanford Change Labs)
17h15 – 18h00 Solution Session 2 Deep Dive 1: From vertical to a transversal approach to impact driven-innovation.
    Deep dive 1: Testing impact-driven entrepreneurship models (tech for good).
18h00-18h30 Closing Highlights from the two parallel sessions.
19h30 – 23h00 Break Dinner
DAY 2    
9h15 – 09h30 Welcome Check-in
9h30 – 10h00 Insights 2 Keynote: Dr Maja Bučar, University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Social Science.
10h00 – 11h00 Solution Session 3 Deep Dive 1: Designing inclusive incubation programmes.
    Deep Dive 2: Incubation programmes boosting double/triple bottom line.
11h00 – 11h30 Break Coffee
  Chapter: How How to enable practitioners and what frameworks, programmes and financial instruments are available for BSOs and EU|BICs
11h30 – 12h00 Insights 3 Practical keynote: ”Communicating Impact”, by Flora Rosenow, Global Consultant Brand Strategy and Communication
12h00 – 13h00 Solution Session 4 Deep Dive 1: Social Value Proposition and IMM, more than a programme: a strategy! Assessing and managing the social, environmental and economic impact of BSOs.
    Deep Dive 2: Social Value Proposition and IMM – must-have for impact-driven ventures.
13h00 – 14h00 Break Lunch
14h00 – 15h00 Solution Session 5 Deep Dive 1: How can creative industries generate impact and address today’s societal challenges?
    Deep Dive 2: Crisis in Ukraine and refugees – responses by the EU|BIC community.
15h00 – 16h00 Closing Dynamic session to look back at the key takeaways, learnings and new connections.


Unique venue

Building on the great success and impact of the recent on-site edition of EBN Congress, this year’s TechCamp will again be fully live, allowing for in-depth exchange, network building and immersive involvement. The event will be organised in Lipica, Slovenia and hosted by EU|BIC Sežana.

As in the past editions, the onsite event is expected to attract a selected group of skilled and dedicated participants from all over the EU|BIC community – and beyond. Lipica – the cradle of the white horses – is a village in the Municipality of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia, close to the border with Italy.

Lipica is one of the main tourist centres of Slovenia’s Karst region and it is known for its stunning horse breeds from the Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the Lipizzan horse.




We are pleased to have a limited amount of fully discounted tickets (sponsored by Better Incubation) available. Due to limited space, all registrations need to be approved by organizers. Once you register, we will contact you within the week to confirm your participation.

Register here


For the latest updates follow us on Twitter @EUBIC and @BetterIncub, and join the conversation on #EUBIC and #BetterIncubation.    



Booking your stay and transfer service

EBN TechCamp is hosted in Hotel Maestoso – the hotel inside the Lipica Stud Farm. Rooms have been reserved for TechCamp participants at the hotel until the 17th of September.

  • Once your participation is confirmed, we will share a link with you to directly book your room in the hotel.


Airport shuttle services

We are organising transfers from airports surrounding Sezana – Marco Polo Airport, Venice / Ronchi Airport, Trieste / Ljubljana Airport – to the hotel. In the booking process, we ask you for your arrival and departure date. This information will inform the hours and frequency of transfers organised.

Rooms and Transfer Services are only offered to participants who booked their room at the Hotel Maestoso by the 17th of September. Transfers are not guaranteed. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible, but space can be limited.

Please note that the costs of travel and accommodation are borne by the participant.


Should you have any questions, or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact events@ebn.eu.


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