Planet Fundamentals is SocialFare’s acceleration programme addressed to social impact startups, namely enterprises able to offer innovative responses to contemporary societal challenges. The programme supports the best teams in developing products, services and innovative models by offering a unique consultancy expert programme and equity investment for the impact
The path to Industry 4.0 has made the industry more resilient than ever. By way of illustration, the Covid-19 crisis demonstrated the survival capabilities of more digitalised companies. Digitalisation is also a driver of environmental sustainability as more digitalised processes offer better production monitoring possibilities for factories which in turn reduces a lot of the waste generated by these processes.
We still have a long way to go to fully realise the value of Industry 4.0 which has many potential advantages for a business. Within the integrated value chains that Industry 4.0 encourages, IP is becoming a primary means for appropriating value and securing a return on your investment in innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.