Drivers for local green transition and inclusive recovery - Unlocking the full potential of start-ups and SMEs 

Europe has ambitious goals for the future - under the Paris Agreement, the EU committed itself to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The 25 million SMEs in Europe account for 99.8% of all firms and are a significant source of job creation and prosperity and an engine for the green transition and post-COVID recovery.

The Interreg Europe and Interreg North Sea projects, GRESS and Future by Design invite you to join their event to discuss the main drivers for local green transition and inclusive recovery and, therefore, how to unlock the full potential of start-ups and SMEs. 

Around the table, we will host a broad and international group of strategists, politicians, and intermediates to foster dialogue and knowledge-sharing on implementing tangible actions to support start-ups and SMEs.

The event is aimed at national and regional policymakers, funding bodies, industry, and research representatives.

 Three keynote speakers will set the scene during the first session, focusing on start-ups and SME support. The second session consists of three parallel World Cafes, each of which will look closely at ways of providing practical support for start-ups and SMEs. The focus of these World Cafes will be 1) Public sector measures, 2) The role of Digital Innovation Hubs, and 3) Digitalisation as a tool. To bring together the identified strands and practical support will be the focus of the third concluding session.

Please register here to discuss how to use sustainable opportunities for greener growth in the post-COVID marketplace.