Innovation and entrepreneurs

The future EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 , is put in place to push stronger for innovation to enable growth and new jobs in Europe. In this context the workshop wants to shed light on two crucial ingredients of the innovation process: Entrepreneurship and partnerships for innovation.

This group aims then to cover issues related to innovation, such as:

And issues related to entrepreneurship, such as:

  • What are the necessary conditions for the entrepreneurs to be successful
  • How to carve out potential measures to refine the instruments of Horizon 2020?
  • Address topics like entrepreneur camps, mentoring, accelerators, incubators, talent and access to finance with a specific focus on web and ICT entrepreneurs and fast growing SMEs. 
  • What do you think about a European Public-Private Partnership to support EU web enterpreneurs to start and grow their companies? Which services should be added to the Partnership?

UPDATE: Comment the draft working document on a EU strategy for web entrepreneurs

Join the discussion, provide your comments, and feel free to launch new themes that you feel should be discussed at the Assembly.
If you feel lost in the many threads of the discussion? You can see the summary of the discussion so far here.

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The debate about Innovation and Tech entrepreneurs continue this year: New platform

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Submitted by lpujol on Mon, 2013-05-06 11:52

Dear Innovation & Entrepreneurs Group Members,

The debate we had last year for Digital Agenda Assembly was very fruitful and many actions have been launched by European Commission after your discussion. Just see an example: see the staff working document on strengthening the environment for Web entrepreneurs in the EU of the European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/commission-staff-working-doc...

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A Witch's Spell for EcoSystems to Smartest Cities!

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Submitted by JacintaArcadia on Thu, 2013-04-04 05:25

* Warning This Potion is Possible!
* Designed with Animals & Nature as a Legal Stakeholder!
* Inclusive Humanitarian-Friendly Model & Motivation!

A long long time ago, I lived in Australia! I had the freedom to move, find nice locations and test the waters and environment, in my judgement, what place could be good for writing , designing and performing? And where could I go swimming?

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Letter to Portuguese Entrepreneurs

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Submitted by JacintaArcadia on Tue, 2013-04-02 14:01

Dear Portugal and Portuguese Entrepreneurs,

My previous speech and writings for you were lost here inside the Forum, so apologies for delay in presenting my story for you this late. This is an abridged version.

Reason for my initial visit to Portugal, was a Future City discovery project and to consider relocation from The Netherlands' exclusion practices & after several attacks on my person, belongings, identity documents stolen and no support for Entrepreneurs in Dutch System or Banking, finding a safe place became necessary.

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Letter to Neapolitan Entreprenuers

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Submitted by JacintaArcadia on Mon, 2013-04-01 19:41

I wish to offer all I can to assist you and Naples!
Starting with complimentary Virtual Consultancy Services for 1 year via VonPrussia dot Com.

I am one person, with enough ideas and outside of the square solutions and strategies, and digital frameworks to protect your ideas and future businesses for Naples and your Families!

I have been liaising & travelling to Cities where Entreprenuers both men & women feel trapped, restricted & excluded by a wall of suffocation that blocks any & every chance to fulfilling creative business dreams!

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1 Application for All Entrepreneurs for Finance!

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Submitted by JacintaArcadia on Mon, 2012-12-10 20:58

I have noted in latest LinkedIn Digital Agenda discussions on repairing the damage done to recent Entrepreneurial Endeavours and the Entrepreneurs personally!

I have called for a Centralised Export Desk to manage the exceptional Talents Europe has to offer, not just from the Digital Realms but all Individual Inventors & Business People! I have recommended European Union Parliament and Ministers and participants here for Digital Agenda, recognise the USA EXIM Bank efforts and Business Model to Export all Businesses at the SME Level - it is a Model to replicate here in Europe!

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Opendata and entrepreneurs

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Submitted by servilleta on Sat, 2012-12-08 23:03

The global Open Data movement has recently emerged. Over the past four years around fifty countries have managed to publish nearly two hundred catalogs of public data at national, regional and local levels. In this new market that has emerged around the data reuse, many private companies are already involved (infomediary businesses and from other sectors: advertisers, media, or software developers among others).

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Opendata Entrepreneur Initiative

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Submitted by servilleta on Sat, 2012-12-08 23:00

The global Open Data movement has recently emerged. Over the past four years around fifty countries have managed to publish nearly two hundred catalogs of public data at national, regional and local levels. In this new market that has emerged around the data reuse, many private companies are already involved (infomediary businesses and from other sectors: advertisers, media, or software developers among others).

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Opendata Entrepreneurs Initiative

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Submitted by servilleta on Sat, 2012-12-08 22:58

The global Open Data movement has recently emerged. Over the past four years around fifty countries have managed to publish nearly two hundred catalogs of public data at national, regional and local levels. In this new market that has emerged around the data reuse, many private companies are already involved (infomediary businesses and from other sectors: advertisers, media, or software developers among others).

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0 users have voted.

How to increase and support digital entrepreneurship in Spain?

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Submitted by lpujol on Fri, 2012-11-30 00:15

Next 13th December, the Digital Agenda for Europe is going to Spain to discuss digital entrepreneurship: which are the main challenges in Spain? which initiatives could launch the spanish government to support digital entrepreneurs? which inspiring initiatives could we replicate?

So...I invite you all to join the discussion group of Spain and share your ideas! there are discussions in spanish but discussions and comments in English are very much welcome!

See you there ;-)

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INNOVATION, EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH “Social Innovation “ & “Innovation live”

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Submitted by Juanfradelgado on Wed, 2012-06-06 12:33

Our proposal is to create a collaborative environment that allows specific viable projects to evolve. These projects will evolve using the opportunities offered by ICT in the local environment (Business, social and economic). Their evolution will be supported in four main pillars that we consider will start providing new answers in this new world we are facing:

- Funding mechanisms, old and new (Crowd sourcing, Business Angels, etc.)
- Business models (Monetisation)
- Communication 2.0 (Social Media)
- Creativity (Invisible learning processes)

Each of these areas will be supported by experts, who will help us drill down into projects needs. This way we aim to provide answers that will catalyse these projects.

Also, users, entrepreneurs, and businessmen who are already creating wealth and employment, will help us to come up with an answer to what are the new opportunities and challenges arising from the use of ICT and social networks in rural and urban environments. They will help us find out if these opportunities involve the acceleration of wealth generation which will be key in the evolution of towns and their future.

The main objective of this space is to break down barriers so that initiatives can be turned into economically sustainable projects.

This space helps visualize the actions that are being carried out in the territory and brings out the differences born out from the initiative´s birth place.

The main analysis areas the experts will be supporting will be the following:

• Creativity: Resources will be provided in order to re-focus our point of view. This re-focusing exercise will be particularly useful when resolving problems, analyzing new situations, adding value, shaking ideas and re-vitalising ideas.

• Communication and Marketing: Experts will also provide tools and skills to position our messages, achieve alliances, improve the project ability to seduce, manage brands, expand and spread ideas.

• Funding: We will also find sources of information and resources (public, private, alternative, traditional) on how to fund our project including grants, European funds, regional funds, and new funding models among others.

• Technology: To find and share applications, platforms, tools and anything else technology may offer to enhance our projects in any of their phases.

After the Project has gone through this process, it is expected that the Project leader will take advantage of the experts´ feedback. Also, each project leader will be exposed to the experts’ feedback to other projects around the table which may also be useful. With this round table format we are achieving the following objectives:
• To accelerate the development of creative ideas adding value in the process. In this process synergies with other entities may be created and good practices shared.
• To become a meeting point where European people can exchange innovative ideas.

• To attract and promote talent and excellence, both among people who wish to develop projects and agents who want to collaborate with existing initiatives.

• To build an ideas and projects lab, where information and knowledge flow freely so that ideas and people can connect spreading the reach of this initiative beyond the initial group of people involved.

• To promote an inter-discipline forum able to lead change and provide solutions to future challenges taking advantage of technology.

In order to achieve the best results, we also propose that prior to the actual market place session, Project leaders and experts involved are able to connect via an online collaborative platform. This European online space will allow European people to share resources, their vision, their experiences and their ideas in the four main acceleration areas mentioned before: Creativity, Funding, Communication and Technology.

This network will:
• Allow the creation of a repository of both successful and failed ideas.

• Promote the ability to share skills and tools in the main acceleration areas to achieve a quick take off, development and deployment of projects.

• Help exploring new points of view to find new solutions to old problems.

• Allow to connect to other people and agents creating alliances, ideas, new working models which will help the projects.

This platform will show that technology can help accelerate the execution process of projects via the creation of links between experts and Project leaders involved in the Market Place.

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239 users have voted.

Do we need a European public private Partnership to support EU web enterpreneurs to start and grow their companies?

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Submitted by lpujol on Mon, 2012-04-16 07:41

Web entrepreneurship is emerging as a key building block for creating jobs and growth. Although Europe has great web entrepreneurial success stories, there is still lot to do. Many web-based EU start-ups, yet they don’t grow into global players and many of them are bought by US players. How might we support web entrepreneurs in launching and growing sustainable global businessess? Do you thing a EU Web Entrepreneurship Partnership would be a good idea?

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20 users have voted.

Focus on change instead of invention

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Submitted by Engberg on Fri, 2012-05-04 11:58

Europe has losts its way. Our former strenghts where based on market value creation in constant competition.

This has been replaced by "managed citiziens and markets" which simply do not work.

My statement is not ideological but recognising the basic fact that especially bureuarats and commercial infrastructures foicus on controlling and preventing innovation rather than value creation.

Stanards are not designed to facilite change and innovation but to establish lock-in and kartel structures e.g. payments, mobile phones and eSignature.

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article: Building the Next Facebook a Tough Task in Europe. The NYT

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Submitted by nabeth.thierry on Fri, 2012-05-18 18:19

Building the Next Facebook a Tough Task in Europe
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/technology/18iht-net18.html

Extract:
In the United States, promising Internet start-ups can expect venture capitalists to come calling at an early stage. Fat checks often follow quickly. In Europe, many entrepreneurs have to wait longer; to get their businesses up and running, they sometimes have to rely on unorthodox sources of funding, including France’s generous welfare benefits.

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Raising money for start-ups, what policy support, is the US rigth?

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Submitted by miguel.gonzalez... on Thu, 2012-04-12 07:44

I just read this interesting news:
"Crowdfunding bill backed by US House of Representatives" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17535660

That's rigth, the US Congress has overwhelmingly voted the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (Jobs)", which would help firms to "crowdfund" capital from small investors.

- Are there similar initiatives in European countries?
- What should be done at EU level on start-up financing?

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13 users have voted.

ICT clusters in Europe: what should be done?

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Submitted by lpujol on Wed, 2012-05-02 11:52

It is well known that clusters can create an effective innovation ecosystem in which new companies grow together and flourish more than they would do individually, mainly by sharing explicit and tacit knowledge. These clusters are geographically and sectorally concentrated.
"Between 30% and 40% of all employment is in industries that concentrate, or ‘cluster’, regionally."
http://www.proinno-europe.eu/admin/uploaded_documents/innovation_cluster...

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6 users have voted.

What do you think the European Partnership for web enterpreneurs should consist of?

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Submitted by lpujol on Tue, 2012-04-24 11:50

It is clear for your votes that the idea seems intereresting. But now: based on the experiences and inspiring examples we saw (e.g start up america and others): what do you think this European public-private partnership for web entrepreneurs should consist on? what should offer to help web enterpreneurs to start and grow their companies? how?

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1 user has voted.

Accompanying companies in the process of acquiring digital maturity

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Submitted by servilleta on Mon, 2012-06-11 23:48

Introducing new tools from the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in business or modifying existing ones is not an easy task.
It is necessary to be carried out in a planned order and above all, choose the solutions that completely satisfy the needs of the company.

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19 users have voted.

SO WHAT: Which impact for Growth and Jobs?

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Submitted by lpujol on Sun, 2012-06-17 16:51

Here is my last theme before the Assembly next week, after two months already debating on how to improve policies, environments for entrepreneurs, and which programs or initiatives could better work. Many ideas have already come up for a new European Startup partnership to boost web companies in Europe and how to increase entrepreneurial culture. And of course, Innovation keeps being the cornestone of our discussions: also a very animated debate on how to improve EU funds to better target the most innovative actors, which kind of innovation process should we foster (e.g co-innovation?

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