“Startup Europe Comes to FAU”
SEC2U is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, having its first edition in 2016, meant to showcase the commitment of European universities to create a strong culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that is spreading in the university community. This culture transfers then to the society by creating startups and spinoffs with high added value, based on knowledge and technological development.
Within this context, FAU took part in the initiative by hosting a networking event on Friday 21st in JOSEPHS intended to help the FAU students navigate the European and local entrepreneurship landscape. The program strated with a presentation about the European projects and initiative that ecourage and support entrepreneurship, delivered by the Wi1 research associate Aida Boukhris. Then, the co-founder of the local Franconian startup Tavendo, Alexander Gödde, introduced the scope of their IoT business, providing insights about running open source digital ventures. Finally, the floor was given to the CEO of Zollhof, Benjamin Bauer, who introduced this brand new center for digital entrepreneurship in the Mittelfranken Region, and engaged in a discussion with the participants about the mission and goals of this new local entrepreneurship player.
On the European scale:
Overall, SEC2U had more than 2000 participants across 38 events hosted by the 35 participating institutions from 18 countries across Europe. There were more than 1500 tweets & retweets with the #SEC2U hashtag along the week with a total reach of more than 1 million people! All in all it was a brilliant week which saw some excellent events.
If you would like to know the participants of SEC2U 2016, please see the list below:
Albania: European University of Tirana
Austria: WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business
Croatia: Algebra University College
Cyprus: European University Cyprus, University of Cyprus
Germany: Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Greece: Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Athens University of Economics and Business
Hungary: Eötvös Loránd University
The Netherlands: Maastricht University
Ireland: Dublin City University
Israel: Bar Ilan University
Italy: Polytechnic University of Milan (Creative Industries Lab), Roma Tre University – Department of Engineering
Kosovo: Universum College
Lithuania: Mykolas Romeris University & ISM University of Management and Economics
Portugal: NOVA University of Lisbon, University of Lisbon – Faculty of Sciences
Romania: University Politehnica of Bucharest, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Stefan cel Mare University
Spain: University of Salamanca, U-TAD: Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital, University of Cantabria (CISE project), Technical University of Cartagena, University of Granada, University of the Basque Country, University of Extremadura, University of Almeria
United Kingdom: Ravensbourne, University of Sheffield, London South Bank University, GSM London & Formation Zone London
University Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg: Aida Boukhris – email@example.com
Startup Europe University Network: www.startupeuropeuniversities.eu
Startup Europe: www.startupeuropeclub.eu
SEC2U contact: Matevz Gantar, University of Salamanca / BISITE Accelerator firstname.lastname@example.org
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