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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideas might pivot or change, but pursuing an entrepreneurial journey under an incubation programme requires commitment and dedicated efforts. It requires competence and will to adapt to new methods, and courage to surpass all the difficulties that are thrown into our new venture.
The European way to a digitalised economy and society is about solidarity, prosperity, and sustainability, anchored in the empowerment of its citizens and businesses, ensuring the security and resilience of its digital ecosystem and supply chains.
Industry 4.0 brings the next gear change in manufacturing through the digital transformation of value chains interconnecting the physical, digital, and virtual worlds.
n this first report, we will outline the EU|BIC, EU and SME approach to digital transformation and Industry 4.0: the “why now” question; and the characteristics that participants must understand to partake and thrive in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem.
Sea Tech Week® is known as a major international event organised by Technopole Brest-Iroise in the framework of the Campus mondial de la mer community dedicated to marine science and technology. It brings together every two years in Brest, France, more than 1 000 leading international experts in various marine-related disciplines.
Moravian-Silesian Innovation centre Ostrava (MSIC) has developed a methodology for creating effective evaluations of support programmes.