“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

Belgium: EBN

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


Useful information:
University Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg: Aida Boukhris 
Startup Europe University Network: www.startupeuropeuniversities.eu
Startup Europe: startupeuropeclub.eu
SEC2U contact: Matevz Gantar, University of Salamanca / BISITE Accelerator


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