The world seems to be moving at an ever-increasing pace and policymakers around the world are constantly facing challenges regarding the use of new and emerging innovative solutions. This is why the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU has teamed up with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to show policy makers from 60+ countries what the digital society experience is all about.
Policy makers and startups across the globe will have discussions on how new and emerging technologies can promote innovation as well as a few case studies on how some governments have been able to innovate at an elevated pace by providing technological advances and thus giving a helping hand to entrepreneurs. The Startup Track shows entrepreneurs how scaling can work, how to lobby, and provide lots of opportunities to network with the policy makers.
The summit also presents a fascinating ‘Policy Hack’ feature that several governmental delegations will take part in. We invite them to step into the shoes of a startup for a day and test their policy with their peer delegates as well as startups. The result will be a validated and implementable policy. The centrepiece policy tool, the wonders of which will be revealed to policy makers, is called a ‘regulatory sandbox’, an innovative but underused format of dialogue between regulators and enterprises. The importance of the ‘regulatory sandbox’ has also been underlined in the Commission communication on startups.
The Startup Nations Summit is organised by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications together with the European Commission, Startup Estonia, EIT Digital, Dell and the Kauffman Foundation.
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