The EEE consortium has concluded its first national launch Weinberg Campus Bio-Zentrum Halle/Saale, Germany on Tuesday 21.11.2017. The high-level event was attended by 40+ participants coming from HEIs, VET provider, state ministries, intermediaries, as well communal bodies and showcased the educational resources developed within the EEE partnership.

In his introductory note, Mr. Bert Arnicke of Bio-Zentrum Halle took chance to highlight the importance of European cooperation projects as EEE for the international recognition and visibility of Weinberg Campus Halle. Furthermore, Mrs. Claudia Zott (Head of EU-Service Agency Saxony-Anhalt and co-host of the event) stretched the point that the European Project is undergoing hard times but is more important than ever for nurturing prosperity and peace in Europe. As such, successful European partnerships like EEE are important not only because of the valuable resources that are developed in such projects but also for establishing strong ties between Europeans on a personal level.

In the plenary session of the national launch Florian Bratzke and Daniel Worch explained EEE targets and educational intentions to the participants as well as how an inter-European project as EEE fits in with the long-term strategy and mission pursued by Univations GmbH. Their presentation was followed by an insight view on current developments of EU policies provided by Dr. David Fenner of the Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU. After the plenary session, the participants were asked to split up into separate work shop groups to detail the discussion about EEE outputs and potential involvements in Erasmus+ funded strategic partnerships. Overall, the EEE representatives received very positive and valuable feedback on each EEE intellectual output. As a matter of fact, participants feedback will be exploited to further ameliorate EEE intellectual outputs which are made available in beta version on the official EEE Learning Platform (http://www.eee-platform.eu/). After participants were given chance to attend both workshops, this part of the national launch was concluded with a qualified workshop summary provided Dr. Susanne Hübner, Head of the Start-Up Service at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

At the end of the EEE National Launch Germany, Mrs. Kathrin Hamel of EU Service Agency Saxony-Anhalt took chance to quickly inform all present guests about upcoming funding possibilities in the year 2018 as well to point to the valuable assistance her agency provides for stakeholders interested in getting involved in Erasmus+ as well as other European funded projects and partnerships.

The EEE National Launch in Halle/Saale, Germany has been the first of a series of EEE national multiplier events in Innsbruck (Austria) and Szeged (Hungary). The launch events on national level are a prelude to the international presentation of all EEE resources that will take place alongside the high-level UIIN University Industry Interaction Conference in London from 20-22 June 2018 (https://www.university-industry.com/).

 

 

Photo credits: © Jakob Adolphi

Hungarian venture capital agency Creative Accelerator and INPUT organised a competition called “Creative Pitching Day” for startups to promote their project ideas and attract investors’ attention. One of the most promising projects of the EEE Entrepreneurship Course, PriceMind, has been selected among the 6 most attractive project ideas to be presented to the investors, at the event that took place on the 16th of November. 

The team is working on a marketing service that could yield significant statistical insights for companies into their competitors’ prices. The software monitors the prices in the competitors’ webshops and collects these data into tables and figures. This information could help to making better pricing decisions.

In recent weeks, significant development in the software has been carried out. Thus, the mentors suggested the team to submit their project idea to the competition, that is not only an idea any more.  At the end of the selection process, PriceMind has been selected and had the opportunity to demonstrate their project concept to a board of potential investors.

Although none of the participants received investment offer, taking part in the Creative Pitching Day gave the team new impetus and provided significant insights from the investors’ point of view. PriceMind is now searching for potential users, who will use the software for 2-3 months test period. Negotiations with 3 companies has been started. During this phase the team expect feedback from users to further improve their software and validate the concept. Hopefully, their service will be available for a wider range of companies soon.

 

Management Center Innsbruck launches the EEE project National Event along with one of the liveliest start-up events that will take place in the region. 

To introduce the project to a broader public and to demonstrate the first project outputs, the EEE project MCI team takes part in the upcoming Start-up Festival. This event is organized by Startup.Euregio to showcase the start-up community in Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino.

On 24 November 2017, starting at 3pm, the Start-up Festival brings together start-ups, institutions in the start-up ecosystem, and investors at ´the ‘BASE EINS’, a popup start-up hub, close to the State Theater in the heart of Innsbruck.

From 6 pm on the festival moves to the Trade Fair Center in Innsbruck. Two exciting keynote speeches by “accelerators guru” and start-up ecosystem builder Tal Catran, and Cathy White, the founder and director of Cew Communications, and pitches from the finalists of the ‘120 Second Chance’ will be followed by a clubbing event. It will become obvious that entrepreneurs do not only work hard but party hard as well.

For more information on the festival, and registration please visit the website of the event at: http://www.startupeuregio.eu/en/startups/startupfestival

Innsbruck creates room for the startup-scene and welcomes the business incubator ‘Base EINS’ in the heart of the city for six months.

Within the last years, the importance and relevance of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities has been growing within the region of Tyrol. To further support this development, the project ‘Base EINS’ has been initiated to create a central meeting point for young entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The Base EINS is located next to the state theater of Innsbruck, where four containers are open every day of the week, from 2 pm to 6 pm, until the end of March 2018.

Base EINS offers not only a unique program for entrepreneurial initiatives, focusing on workshops, consulting, information sharing and active networking, but even more so interested companies and entrepreneurs are free to book Base EINS for their own events, and start-ups can exhibit their products for free.

For more information have a look at the detailed program at: www.baseeins.at.