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MAPPING
MATCHING
EXCHANGING

MAPPING • MATCHING • EXCHANGING

Ecosystems

People

Industries

Startups

THE SEMED MISSION

Startup Europe Mediterranean is an initiative powered by FacilityLive in collaboration with the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative, to detect, connect and exchange among startups, investors, corporates, universities and policymakers operating around the Mediterranean.

We plan to map out innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean region, discovering especially digital startups and learning about all the events and the stakeholders around them.

Innovative Ecosystems
Events
Actors

We plan to map out innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean region, discovering especially digital startups and learning about all the events and the stakeholders around them.

Innovative Ecosystems
Events
Actors

We aim to create a bridge between European and Southern Mediterranean ecosystems, a meeting point for startups, investors, corporates and policymakers to find matching partners for business.

Investments
Business
Trade opportunities

We aim to create a bridge between European and Southern Mediterranean ecosystems, a meeting point for startups, investors, corporates and policymakers to find matching partners for business.

Investments
Business
Trade opportunities

We believe that connecting people is a unique and powerful opportunity to discover talents, to discuss ideas and to exchange best practices for the benefit of the whole ecosystem.

Idea
Best practice
Talent

We believe that connecting people is a unique and powerful opportunity to discover talents, to discuss ideas and to exchange best practices for the benefit of the whole ecosystem.

Idea
Best practice
Talent

HOW SEMED WORKS

While the network will continue its expansion activities, during 2019 FacilityLive’s Cloud Platform will be inaugurated and will offer a virtual interconnected space where people, startups, investors, corporates, universities and policymakers can meet, learn about the ecosystem, and drive investment, but also meet other stakeholders, exchange information, ideas, experiences and build business links to grow the ecosystem.

SEMED TESTIMONIAL

Starting from the Startup Manifesto by the European Commission 5 years ago, the Startup Europe initiative has scaled up globally, precisely like startups do. The launch of this new network for the Mediterranean represents a significant step ahead because it links together different EU priorities: startups, investment but also the strategy for the Mediterranean as a geo-strategic area with innovation at the centre of the neighbourhood policy, development and cooperation and migration. Moreover for the first time it’s a European scaleup, in collaboration with the Commission, to lead an initiative that is usually lead by foundations, associations or corporates.

Isidro Laso Ballesteros,

Head of Startup Europe, DG Connect, European Commission

WHERE SEMED STARTED

SEMED is an idea born in FacilityLive’s Headquarters in Pavia, Italy, the southernmost founding country of the European Union. In 2019 another Italian city in the South, Matera, one of the most ancient cities in the world and a source of innovation dating back to 9000 years ago, will be the European Capital of Culture. Due to its geographical position and thanks to its strong Mediterranean cultural identity, to be celebrated in 2019 as a symbol of the European culture, Matera is the natural location to start hosting some of the activities bridging the European Union with the whole Mediterranean region, with the support of an operational office in Potenza, the capital of Basilicata, the Italian region where Matera is located.

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