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Educational sponsor

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Engage and connect with the 300+ participants during the conference days and long after. EBN Congress enables you as a forward-acting digital innovation facilitator, to amplify the potential of our shared research, technology and business acceleration capacities that are key to scale Europe's breakthrough innovators.

EBN Congress is an ideal entry point to deeply embed your organisation as a forward-acting digital innovation facilitator in the deepening European innovation landscape.

What we offer

As the exclusive Educational Sponsor you are cordially invited by EBN to participate in various panels. Topics of the addresses are free of choice contributing to the main themes of the congress. Your organisation will be leading debates, showcasing solutions and be highlighted pre-, during and post conference event as a main driver of European innovation.

Together with the community of EU|BICs, their 20,000+ client companies and our institutional partners we are shaping a culture of learning, entrepreneurship and future skills for an innovative Europe - and beyond.

What to expect

Participation as the educational sponsor at Congress grants your organisation:

  • Direct access to 130+ certified EU Business and Innovation Centres (EU|BICs) in 30+ countries worldwide

  • Access to 20,000+ entrepreneurial innovators (startups and scale-ups) working on Europe's most challenging issues, operating in areas ranging from Digital Innovation, Sustainability to Agri-food and from Industry 4.0, Advanced Materials and Deep Tech to New Space.

  • Brokerage networking with our members and partners, among others active in European Digital Innovation Hubs, ESA Space Solution Centres (ESA-BICs) and leading university entrepreneurship centres working with Europe's future highly-skilled talents.

Steer the debate and co-design the future

As the exclusive Educational Sponsor you are also welcomed to join multiple speaking opportunities during the two conference days. These moderated discussions (60 min) emphasise the role of business innovation supporters in driving sustainable economic development in partnership with digital skills-builders and facilitators.

Continued connection with European business innovation experts and startup companies, from emerging innovators to scale-ups:

  • Company demos in the onsite ‘exhibitors’ section

  • Extended visibility with onsite promotional materials and online promotion campaigns

  • Post-conference solution and training offering to the EU|BIC community, supported by EBN.

Exclusive educational sponsor: the ideal steppingstone to increased uptake of valuable tools and training that can support EU|BIC business acceleration experts in scaling Europe's future top-class innovative companies.

What makes it unique

Innovative solutions can have transformative impact far beyond regional, sectorial and business environments. EU|BICs and their client companies are committed to develop the digital technologies enabling and creating the convergence of communities based on commonalities far beyond the shared physical environment and continental barriers.

Looking to the future, corporate facilitators, EBN, and the EU|BIC community acknowledge the global megatrends and take this moment of recovery to co-create the direction of innovation. Due to the many synergies, our members are well-positioned to realise sustainable solutions for the challenges European companies face.

New digital solutions which amplify the potential of our shared research, science and business acceleration capacities, as such, are key to scale Europe's breakthrough innovation.

You are invited to join the European community of business innovation leaders as the main educational sponsor of the 2022 'Transition to 2030' congress.

Educational Sponsor package costs:

EUR 25,000,-

About EBN

EBN is a not-for-profit that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development.

EBN’s initiatives include EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs. There are now more than 130 quality-certified EU|BICs and 40+ Associate Members in over 30+ countries shaping our global network.

Becoming an EU|BIC means responding to our mission to use business and innovation as a force for regional development with the best possible actions to create thriving startups and SMEs. In other words, EU|BICs take real steps to ensure that their services are best advantageous to their clients and best advantageous to their regions.

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