The 2nd Interregional Training Workshop of SPEED UP project took place in Lisbon on the 19-20th of September 2017. The event was organized by the Lisbon City Council. It discussed several presentations in the field of cooperation between the local public authorities, business sector, universities and R&D centers to support business creation and development. On the first day first two topic were covered


1 Ecosystem mapping methodology

Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho - General Director for Economy and innovation at Lisbon City Council - presented “Made of Lisboa” while Marika Macchi from University of Florence presented “New tools to better understand urban innovation eco-systems “

2 Open source for entrepreneurial knowledge

João tremoceiro, Chief Data Officer at Lisbon City Council presented Lisbon Open Data Martin Goroško from Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol presented “Startup Estonia”

On the second day more presentation were delivered on the last two topic

3 Start-up and idea competitions

“How to build a sustainable startup ecosystem on the base of AIP” was presented by Michał Misztal from City of Warsaw while Kasper Vancoppenolle and Helena Pynte from The Birdhouse presented “How should the public sector support the startup ecosystem”

4 How to improve the partnership between private and public sector

Albino Caporale - Director of the Productive Activities Sector of the Tuscany Region - presented “The case of the Tuscany Region” . “Integrating Sponsors in your business incubator” was presented by Antonio del cura from Aeronautic Business Incubator.

Study visits

During the second part of the day Partners had the occasion to visit StartUp Lisboa, a private non-profit association that provides entrepreneurs and companies with office space and support structure founded in 2011 by the Lisbon Municipality, Montepio Bank and IAPMEI – Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. The second visit brought partners to ENTER building. A new PT space dedicated to invigorating the innovation ecosystem.

The event was included in the European SME Week

Check out the library of the event to download all the presentations