1,000 GOOD IDEAS
WHY THE EU AND START-UPS ARE A TOP TEAM
EUROPE NEEDS INNOVATION
The right, creative inspirations lead to permanent prosperity and a sustained, improved living environment for all Europeans.
Quote 1: Laura Kohler – CEO etventure start-up hub
“Start-ups are all geared towards risks...and as a result they are the ones adding plenty of innovation to commerce at present.“
INNOVATION NEEDS FREE THINKING
That’s why the EU is putting EUR 9 million in funds towards the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation, start-ups and SMEs. Start-ups do not have to repay the funds and don’t have to sell company shares to private investors.
FREE THINKING CARRIES EUROPE FORWARD
Quote 2: Martin Weber – CEO Infarm
“Infarm is a vertical farming company that has developed a very scalable modular building block to grow all kinds of leafy greens and later also vegetables – indoors.”
Infarm is just one of over 2,500 ideas that have benefitted from EU funds so far and from which the EU also profits. Demand is growing for innovations in information and communications technology, nano and bio-technology, the energy and transport sectors and many more.
EUROPE NEEDS DIVERSITY
The EU offers start-ups both financial support AND favourable conditions. The rights of EU citizens to free movement for workers generate team diversity.
“What we saw is that it makes it even better and quicker and stronger in its essence, if people are international and diversified. And this is where all those mentalities are coming together in order to create something amazing.”
The EU AND Start-UPS – SOMETHING AMAZING