EIT Digital onboard as co-organizer of SEC2SV - Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley

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EIT Digital to co-organize SEC2SV - Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley. Tickets now available for European Innovation Day on September 12.


We launched our Silicon Valley hub in 2014 to create a truly two-way bridge between EIT Digital's European ecosystem and the Bay Area ecosystem.

EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization, is joining Mind the Bridge to co-organize Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley(SEC2SV). Cybersecurity, cloud computing services, IoT and digitalization of traditional industries are some of the main verticals that will be represented at this event.

SEC2SV brings the best of the new European scaleups, corporations and policy makers to meet Silicon Valley stakeholders. A European Innovation Day  on September 12, will bring together the brightest in digital innovation from both continents and will be followed by a week of high-level focused events providing an opportunity to stimulate networking and business opportunities, as well as keep Silicon Valley abreast of the increasingly dynamic European startup ecosystem.

“We launched our Silicon Valley hub in 2014 to create a truly two-way bridge between EIT Digital's European ecosystem and the Bay Area ecosystem in close collaboration with our European partners who already have connections in the Valley,” explains Marko Turpeinen, Director EIT Digital Silicon Valley. “We are convinced that our involvement with SEC2SV will help strengthen the flow of ideas, talents, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology, start-ups, and investments.”

Three European EIT Digital Accelerator-supported scaleups will attend SEC2SV: LeanXcale, GuardSquare, and FirstBeat.

Tickets for European Innovation Day are available here: EITDigitalSEC2SV

Interested media should contact edna.ayme(at)eitdigital(dot)eu for registration and further information.

About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. Our innovation and education activities are organised in and around our co-location centres, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalisation of society.

EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since 2010, EIT Digital has consistently mobilised talent, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation. EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.

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