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Online summit | November 25, 2020

“Any entrepreneur & innovator cannot be left behind wherever you are”


#StartupCitiesSummit is a virtual summit that will bring together entrepreneurial cities and ecosystems from global-EU to showcase and share innovative solutions through a comprehensive online programme by top-level professionals from the public and private sectors


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What is the summit about?

Are you an entrepreneur and innovator? It’s free, just one click to join a unique summit that will transform you as a person with a new global-EU innovation space that will be your home forever and an exit to difficult times after a pandemic.

Who is this summit for?

Any entrepreneur & innovator wherever they are (cities, villages, remote areas...) at global-EU level but special focus for women, young, innovators and new talent (higher education students + unemployment looking to be entrepreneurs & innovators)

Sectors participating: Companies, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Administrations, Education, Associations, Clusters...

What will the Global StartupCities Summit be like?

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PLENARY

The new pioneer space for innovation #EiA - European innovation Area.



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MARKET ROOMS

Geo-economic movement with the best 100 startups & SMEs across Europe as an example of new business opportunities to invest and collaborate outside traditional EU hubs.



PLENARY PROGRAM

  • 09:00 - 10:00   PRIVATE AREA: "Assembly of Innovation Strategy Officers + Innovation Teams in the bottom of-up #EiA - European innovation Area"

  • 11:00 - 12:00   Gaming Show presentation. Two competitions co-lead by StartupCity Malaga and StartupCity Cologne: Global StartupCities Game Jam and Global StartupCities eSports competition

  • 12:00 - 12:15   Market Room Presentation

    Geo-economic movement with the best 100 startups & SMEs across Europe as an example of new business opportunities to invest and collaborate outside traditional EU hubs.

  • 12:30 - 12:50   Official Opening: Historic launching in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area

    Commissioner Gabriel 'Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth' and Honorific Global StartupCities Ambassador (12:30 - 12:40).
    European Parliament representative - MEP Bușoi chair of the European Parliament's Industry, Research, and Energy (ITRE) (12:40 - 12:45).
    Member State representative - Minister Pedro Duque of Science and Innovation of Spain (12:45 - 12:50).

  • 12:50 - 13:00   Official Opening: For 2021, “Action Plan of Global StartupCities' leader Mayors in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area”

    10 Mayors will lead the 4 priorities: market, young, women, and talent for economic recovery after a pandemic in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area.

    Francisco de la Torre - Mayor of Málaga (chair: Action Plan 2021), Emil Boc - Mayor of Cluj-Napoca (chair: market - Health iArea), Henriette Reker - Mayor of Cologne (chair: women), Ritva Viljanen - Mayor of Vantaa (co-chair: women), Andrea Hoffmannová - Deputy Mayor of Ostrava (co-chair: talent), Ivan Portnih - Mayor of Varna (co-chair: young), Mohamed Ridouani - Mayor of Leuven (co-chair: Action Plan 2021), Ricardo Rio - Mayor of Braga (chair: talent),  Sandra Gómez - Deputy Mayor of Valencia (co-chair: market - Climate iArea),  Vassilis Lambrinos - Mayor of Heraklion (chair: young)

  • 13:00 - 14:00   Global-EU women entrepreneurs in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area

    Commissioner Gabriel, Maria Graça Carvalho, Ritva Viljanen, María Fatima Lucas, Ludmila Livertovski, Gil Baxpehler. 

    Moderator Taryn Andersen, Leader for Women - Global StartupCities initiative 

  • 14:00 - 15:00   Global-EU reskilling and upskilling for new jobs and demand training courses in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area

    Ricardo Rio, Andrea Hoffmannová, Olga Guerrero, Hannele Mennala, Dima Babanov and Reggie Rusan.

    Moderator Susanna Hillenbrand, Leader for Talent - Global StartupCities initiative.

  • 15:00 - 16:00   Assembly of Innovation Strategy Officers + Innovation Teams in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area

    36 entrepreneurs & innovators of the first wave 10 EU countries.

  • 16:00 - 16:30   Health iArea & Climate iArea in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area

    Launching of global-EU calls for breakthrough startups in the Health iArea led by StartupCity Cluj-Napoca, Emilia Botezan, and Climate iArea led by StartupCity Valencia, Javier Mateo.

  • 16:30 - 17:30   “Global-EU young entrepreneurs & innovators rural-urban (StartupVillages) in the bottom-up #EiA - European innovation Area”

    Vice President at European Commission Democracy and Demography Dubravka Suica, Xabier Ochandiano, Vassilis Lambrinos and Susana Carillo.

    Moderator Dimitar Vasilev, Leader for Young - Global StartupCities initiative.

  • 17:00 - 17:10   Official launching "Global-EU Campaign for RUral5.0 strategy"

    Vice-President of the European Commission Dubravka Šuica 'Democracy and Demography'.

  • 17:30 - 18:00   “Winners of the #EiA Gaming Show”

    Global StartupCities Game Jam led by StartupCity Málaga (Francisco Salas) and Global StartupCities eSports competition led by StartupCity Cologne (Gil Baxpehler).

  • 18:00 - 18:10   ”Closing: Conclusions & Launching III Global StartupCities Summit”

    Arturo Villar, Founder & Coordinator - Global StartupCities initiative. 

5 reasons to attend

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To accelerate new business opportunities in any economic sector with special focus in some StartupCities flagships with top 10 startups & SMEs: AgriFood, CleanTech, Ecology, EnviroTech, MedTech, Gaming, eHealth, Airport Mobility and the combinations with deep tech: AI, Blockchain, IoMT, NanoTech, etc.

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New strategic collaborations with out-of-the-box: ecosystems, innovation teams, peers entreprenerus & innovators.

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Launching of plenty of impact activities, all free for entrepreneurs & innovators, from local to global-EU level within the new pioneer space for innovation “#EiA - European innovation Area”

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Special focus for market, young, women and new talent to solve their urgent needs for economic recovery after a pandemic.

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Gaming Show has two unique global-EU competitions (co-lead by StartupCity Cologne and Malaga) : Game Jam and eSports (more information available when you register).