Kick-Off Event in Berlin

You are invited!

We will kick off the FIRES project during the first week of September 2015. The event takes place in the heart of Europe’s Entrepreneurial Society: Berlin. We meet at Adlershof, one of Germany’s leading Science and Technology Parks. On September 4th we present our project to invited guests, interested stakeholders and the public. You are most welcome to join us on September 4th for any part of our program!

Limited seats available and registration is mandatory


MeetingWho will be there?

In the afternoon we have programmed an interactive panel discussion in which several of our distinguished guests will share their view on how to best support startup firms, how to grow them into global players and maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and finally how the EU currently shapes policy to support them. Among our distinguished guests, Hardy-Rudolf Schmitz (WISTA-management), Ken Krull (Quatere Foundry), Sissel Hansen (Startup Guide) and Olaf-Gerd Gemein (FIWARE accelerators) will contribute their views on supporting startup activity, Jack Harding (eSilicon)and Birgitta Stymne Göransson (Medivir AB) will share their experience on growing an entrepreneurial business into a global player and Richard Kühnel (European Commission) will elaborate on how industrial policy in the EU is made. Join this important discussion and share your thoughts with us.


What’s on our programme?

9:00-9:30       Welcome to guests and opening

9:30-10:45    Pitch and discuss project work packages

  • WP2: Historical evolution of entrepreneurial institutions
  • WP3: Need and desirability of transition to entrepreneurial society
  • WP4: State of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe

10:45-11:00  Coffee and tea

11:00-12:15  Pitch and discuss project work packages

  • WP5: Startup processes and entrepreneurship in European contexts
  • WP6: Building a reform agenda

12:15-13:15  Lunch break

13:15-14:15  Stakeholder engagement program

14:15-17:00  Keynotes and panel discussion

17:00-17:15  Closing

17:15-19:00  Drinks


Why should you join us?

We believe enheader berlintrepreneurship plays a central role in restoring Europe’s ability to implement more innovative, sustainable growth and value creation. Our research therefore focuses on the challenges that entrepreneurial Europe faces today and the vision stakeholders have for its future. As a person playing an active role in Europe’s entrepreneurial future you can help us shape an effective reform agenda. By offering your opinion, insights and experiences and sharing your thoughts with our researchers and other stakeholders you help start the entrepreneurial revolution!

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