#FDDAY 2017: EIT Digital participates for the first time to France Digitale Day

#FDDAY 2017: EIT Digital participates for the first time to France Digitale Day

The European organisation EIT Digital whose mission is to raise the digital European champions will participate for the first time to France Digitale Day. The opportunity to discover a pan-European structure and unique open innovation team based on a network of more than 130 major European companies, SMEs, start-ups, universities, engineer schools and research institutes.

Guillaume Toublanc, who recently arrived at EIT Digital as head of the French office, said: "I am very pleased to be able to initiate a collaboration with France Digitale with whom the complementarities are strong. In France, an important dynamic circle is being built around the creation of a 'Startup Nation'. EIT Digital opens a window to Europe by creating a 'Scaleups Region' to raise European digital champions. We have been investing very concretely for several years on three strategic areas in Europe: training future European digital entrepreneurs to overcome the lack of talent, accelerating scaleups to allow national nuggets to cross their borders and raise the funds needed for their international development and the creation of startups from innovation activities based on research to help innovations move from laboratory to market. Our mission is to place Europe at the heart of the French digital ecosystem. Therefore, being present at such an event is important to us."

EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe.

EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). 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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