EU|BIC’s have four different and specific mission commitments that are following.
1. Regional Sustainable Economic Development
2. Quality Business Support
3. Access to Finance
4. Scaling European Innovation
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.
With citizen’s steering the conversation, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices have the potential to mobilize European citizens and entrepreneurs around common goals-offering a multitude of opportunities to participate in change.
EBN participated participated in the high-level panel on Smarter Europe and Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3), chaired by Cristian Bușoi, Member of the European parliament and ITRE Committee Chair.
“ESA BICs support entrepreneurs from A to Z and focus specifically on start-ups that build their business around space technology and big data, both as a form of spin-off from the space sector and new space companies. But that alone would be insufficient. Making Europe the most competitive region in the world of space economy requires collaboration on all fronts”