EU Science Hub

Start-ups in Innovation Ecosystem in South-East Europe

Nov 15 2018
Nov 16 2018

The workshop is organised by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, in collaboration with the Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd.

The event aims to provide policy makers and innovation practitioners with knowledge and training/practical insights in setting up successful start-up platforms with support programmes strengthening regional/national innovation ecosystems. 

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss key elements in the development of successful innovation ecosystem such as: building a pipeline of projects, attracting industrial partners, providing business support services, involving governmental entities.

The workshop will bring together:

  • policy makers in the innovation support, science, research and technological development domains
  • managing authorities and institutions directly involved in the design, operation and promotion of innovation areas and ecosystems
  • national and regional agencies and bodies managing investment funds for innovation, science and technology parks and incubators
  • technology transfer practitioners
  • start-ups and SMEs
  • practitioners from both the supply and demand sides
  • financial intermediaries
  • venture capital
  • corporate venture funds
  • start-up support organisations and associations

/jrc/en/file/document/176047Draft Agenda

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15 November

16 November


The JRC: 

  • promotes the exchange of innovation-related best practices, knowledge, tools and methods among innovation practitioners and policy and decision makers from South-East Europe including the Western Balkans
  • is in possession of operational and technical expertise in the domains of Technology and Knowledge Transfer, in particular its Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Unit
  • hosts the Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) platform intended to support the development, through an Entrepreneurial Discovery Process of bottom-up innovation strategies

This workshop intends to support the operationalisation of S3 strategies by making expertise and best practices available to practitioners that can initiate change and restructuring programmes on the ground.  

The Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd.:

  • is one of the largest innovation ecosystems for commercialisation of knowledge and technology in South-East Europe
  • is an experienced and trusted trans-national partner for business innovation development
  • is an award-winning collaborative innovation ecosystem that provides highly professional services covering all phases of company growth and development (from pre-incubation through incubation towards global expansion)

Services are developed and implemented through a tailor-made approach,  bottom-up lean methodologies, based on contemporary business development theories and in association with a broad partners' network in Slovenia, the EU and globally


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