European Angel Investment Summit 2019: 300 business angels, entrepreneurs and policy makers gathered in Brussels
EIT Health and Urban Mobility at European Angel Investment Summit
On 25 and 26 November, 300 business angels, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers came together in Brussels for the first edition of the European Angel Investment Summit, organised by the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) with its its co-organisers: the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP), the European Commission DG GROW and DG ECFIN, and the Enterprise Europe Network.
European-level Business Creation Directors and teams from EIT Health and EIT Urban Mobility participated actively as panelists in several workshops and represented the EIT Community and its supported start-ups/scale-ups and Alumni.
Creating pan-European market for innovations
Workshops and panel discussions were on topics such as how to bring more innovations to the market, how to address key societal and environmental issues, how to bring public and private investors closer together, how to enable our startups to scale up in EU, and finally how to create a pan-European market for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.
The event emphasised the potential in collaboration for solving major challenges like tech transfer, climate change, gender inequality, and scaling-up of start-ups.
Keeping inclusion and sustainability in mind
Speeches, panel discussions and workshops at the event were organised with an eye on furthering innovation and collaboration, while keeping inclusion and sustainability in mind.
Thirty-five per cent of EAIS participants being women and more than 40 countries being represented, EAIS offered diverse and international perspectives from all around the world.
The 2020 European Angel Investment Summit will take place in Brussels again next autumn.