Commissioner Gabriel meets Innovation Ecosystem Leaders Group to support start-ups in Europe
Daily News 10 / 05 / 2021
Source: European Commission Spokesperson's Service
Today, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will meet for the second time with the Innovation Ecosystem Leaders Group. The recently established group, led by Commissioner Gabriel, brings together leading independent start-up ecosystem leaders from across the 27 Member States and aims to provide feedback to the European Commission on how it can further support and promote European start-up ecosystems.
Commissioner Gabriel said: We need stronger cooperation at the European, regional and national level to create an innovation ecosystem in which start-ups can thrive. Learning from leaders in the field is essential if we want to build a renewed innovation policy that provides smart investments for scaling up companies, new forms of financial instruments and how to best exploit synergies between EU, national and regional funds.
During the meeting, Commissioner Gabriel will receive the group’s plans, which include a list of recommendations in key areas, such as education, talent, ecosystems, diversity, tax incentives, share options, and public procurement. Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, is designed with new initiatives such as the European Innovation Council that will support start-ups at every stage, the reinforced European Institute of Innovation and Technology with the largest network of innovation ecosystems partners in Europe, and the European Innovation Ecosystems, which will build an effective and interconnected innovation ecosystem at European level. Today’s meeting is part of an ongoing process of consultation and engagement with stakeholders.