Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

ICT 2013

Web Entrepreneurship

Room H1A, 06/11/2013 (16:50-17:35)

Europe needs more entrepreneurship, the Internet is a significant socio-economic motor and entrepreneurship on the web offers a significant potential in terms of growth and jobs.

The challenge is to create an environment in Europe that encourages more web entrepreneurs to start a business in Europe and grow internationally. The focus of this topic is on entrepreneurs who use web and mobile technologies as main components in their business model.

There call will be divided into two main focuses:

Accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe and Coordination activities in the area of web entrepreneurs.

The first part of the call aims to attract proposals to develop and test online platforms connecting existing local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs, and build upon these in order to provide new services for web entrepreneurs, complemented with other relevant activities.

The second part of the call is aimed to support actions that strengthen the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across existing stakeholder communities. They aim at increasing the impact, accessibility and reach of the online support platforms and the new services they offer as well as link into other relevant initiatives

This objective calls for projects to create an environment in Europe that encourages more web entrepreneurs to start a business in Europe and scale it up. The focus of this topic is on entrepreneurs who use web and mobile technologies as main components in their innovation with a positive impact across the continuum of actors for entrepreneurship.

The forthcoming €10M funding will be allocated to projects to accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe by using new cross-border services co-developed by several local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs working together. Coordination activities to strength the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across stakeholder communities will also be funded.

The expected impact is to support the emergence of dynamic European ecosystems for web entrepreneurs that also contribute to shaping future web entrepreneurship specific policies, in particular for the implementation of Startup Europe EU initiative

More detailed information about the call can be found in the Work Programme Text. (Link below)

Organised by: Isidro LASO BALLESTEROS (European Commission, Startup Europe sector, Belgium)

Group: Future Internet

Comments

4 comments, add yours

Isidro LASO BALLESTEROS, 13/10/2013 17:38

You are all welcome to attend this first public information day of this new call.

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Vasos VASSILIOU, 23/10/2013 13:15

Can you please share the goals and agenda?

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Jacinta ARCADIA, 05/11/2013 14:03

Will be contributing for Web Entrepreneurship Internationally so EU Entrepreneurs can traverse beyond digital back into physical when their platforms, sotware, products and inventions need them to become trade and export business, matching their digital prowess to International Trade is essential!

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Dimitrios PAPAGEORGIOU, 05/11/2013 16:06

How is this call related to the tender "Support Services to Catalyse a Startup Europe Partnership (SMART 2013/N005)"?

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