Thoughts from Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 live on VC Cafe
I participated in the Innovation and Entrepreneurs workshops and spoke in the plenary session on Horizon 2020. I just posted my thoughts on the conference on my blog: http://www.vccafe.com/2012/06/27/thoughts-from-the-digital-agenda-assemb...
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Here's a teaser:
Last week I participated in the EU’s Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 (“DAA12″), a speaker in the plenary session titled: “Delivering Internet-based innovation as a way out of the crisis: the role of Horizon 2020″ and as a participant in the workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. One of the things that struck me the most is how the narrative is changing from ‘Austerity’ to ‘Growth’. There’s real hunger to support European growth, in the form of new startups, funding, improved education and skills, connectivity, and general policy changes that would remove obstacles from the innovation process.
Without getting too much into the feedback on the event itself, which was well organized and well represented in my opinion – including VCs, entrepreneurs, community leaders and well-known angel investors, I thought it would be good to share some of the recurring themes that came up in various discussions, and also a few important links that would otherwise remain buried on a government site. (disclaimer; all opinions are my own).