Ignite Sweden at the Conference on Deep Tech Entrepreneurship

During the conference, hosted by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU in collaboration with the EIC, SISP’s Interim CEO and Ignite’s Program Manager, Stina Lantz, presented our initiative and emphasized our mission of supporting Swedish startups by connecting them with potential first customers within large companies or public organizations.

“A startup collaboration usually takes about 6 to 9 months after the first meeting to enter into a contract. But when it comes to deep tech, it can take years. Now we see a lot of fantastic results from meetings that we did in 2018,” says Stina.

Stina also participated in a panel discussion focusing on collaborations across organizational boundaries from a pan-European perspective. They aim to accelerate the market entry of deep tech innovations, generate meaningful impact, and contribute to addressing global climate challenges.

She also stressed the need to support startups in Sweden and Europe to attract foreign talent, recognizing that hiring skilled individuals is crucial for the growth of startups.

The conference focused on key challenges for deep tech entrepreneurship. These included the importance of research-intensive companies for the green and digital transformation, the strategic use and management of intellectual assets, and the collaboration between small research-intensive companies, large corporates, and academia.

The event gathered 500 key stakeholders from EU organizations, representatives of national and regional policy-making organizations, the startup ecosystem, venture capital, academia, and industry.

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