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Startup Europe Mediterranean (SEMED) launch event preliminary agenda

Under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel,
European Commissioner responsible for Digital Economy and Society

Casa Cava, Matera
March 1st 2019

8:45-9:15 Registration

9:15-10:15 Opening remarks and institutional keynote speeches

Confirmed Chair:

  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General responsible for Open Innovation & Outreach at DG RTD of the European Commission

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner responsible for Digital Economy, Patroness of the Startup Europe Mediterranean Launch Event (Video Message)
  • Raffaello De Ruggieri, Mayor of Matera European Capital of Culture
  • Representative from the Regional Government
  • Brando Benifei, Rapporteur of Resolution 2018/2160(INI) Post-Arab Spring: way forward for the MENA region at the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament
  • Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

10:15-10:30 SEMED Cloud Platform official inauguration with speakers and partners

10:30-11:00 Press conference

11:00-11:15 EXCHANGING: coffee break

11:15-12:30 Panel “MAPPING Innovation Ecosystems”

Confirmed Moderator:

  • Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Startup Europe at DG Connect of the European Commission

Confirmed speakers:

  • Emilio Corchado, CEO of Startupolè and University of Salamanca
  • Naoufal Chama, CEO of Digimind Morocco, Founder & President of Startup Morocco and Organizer of Startup Africa Summit
  • Simon Schaefer, President of Startup Portugal and Founder & CEO of Factory
  • Rasha Yehia Tantawy, Head of Business & Entrepreneurship Support at the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Cyprus Egypt Greece Collaborative Innovation Network (CEG COIN)
  • Nicolas Brien, Managing Director of France Digitale
  • Pierluigi Argoneto, T3 Innovation Coordinator, Basilicata Region

12:30-14:00 EXCHANGING: lunch break

14:00-15:15 Panel “MATCHING with funding opportunities”

Confirmed Moderator:

  • Stefano Denicolai, Professor in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at University of Pavia & University of Sussex and former Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School (2015)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General responsible for Open Innovation & Outreach at DG RTD of the European Commission presenting the European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize (€5M) for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid
  • Emmanuel Noutary, General Delegate at ANIMA Investment Network
  • Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Department – A: Excellent Science Department at Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission presenting the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
  • Harald Gruber, Head of Division for Digital Infrastructure at the European Investment Bank
  • Sieglinde Gruber, HoU Healthy Oceans & Seas at DG RTD of the European Commission presenting the BlueMed Initiative
  • Jean-David Malo, Director European Innovation Council Task Force at DG RTD of the European Commission

15:15-15:45 Closing remarks

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gianpiero Lotito, Founder & CEO of FacilityLive and President of the European Tech Alliance
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General responsible for Open Innovation & Outreach at DG RTD of the European Commission

 

Please note that the program evolves on a daily basis in light of the strong interest that Startup Europe Mediterranean is receiving. More speakers to be announced soon!

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