Category Archives: General

Innovation in CPG: more Data or better Experience?

In our constant quest of bridging the world of traditional industries with the magic of innovative startups, this week we take a deep-dive in the complex world of CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) and Retail. While this is a world where innovation is (for the most part) incremental and the tsunami looks still as a harmless […]

GDPR and Beyond

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applied since May 2018, was a policy response to widely felt skepticism and fears in the European population around privacy protection in technology. Policy-makers in EU member states and institutions intended to strike a better balance between promoting innovation and protecting the European citizens’ individual autonomy. However, GDPR’s […]

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GDPR and Beyond, Report 2018

During the 2018 edition of SEC2SV European Innovation Day, we organized a Workshop on GDPR/Data Privacy.
48 participants from the US and Europe joined a three-hour hands-on session to share experience and develop a common understanding in two interrelated areas: where we are in global privacy regulation and what technology companies can do to respond to the growing awareness for data protection as well as to the diverging legislative approaches from regulators in Europe, the United States and other markets.

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SEP Corporate Startup Stars 2018 – The winners!

Samsung Electronics, KPN and Sodexo named as the corporates working most collaboratively with startups across Europe For the third year running, European startups have been asked through a public call to nominate the most active corporates in terms of open-innovation. Samsung Electronics, KPN and Sodexo got the top three positions, according the new ranking unveiled […]

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A Plan to support “tier-two” Startup Cities in Europe. Launching SCEP

Innovation economy is concentrated in a few main hubs  “Approximately 50 main cities will be likely driving the innovation economy in Europe in the next years, while all the other cities and municipalities face the risk to be increasingly marginalized. This growing gap could potentially trigger disaggregation and separatisms”. With these words, Alberto Onetti, Chairman […]

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StartupCity Hubs in Europe

Our research shows that 67% of the European scaleups are located around one or maximum two cities per country. That means that the innovation economy in Europe is heavily concentrated in about 50 main hubs, while all the other cities and municipalities – that have been the backbone of the European economy traditionally – face the risk to be increasingly marginalized.

Tech Scaleup Italy: Final Call

October 3rd, 2018 – 2018 looks to be a slightly better year for Scaleup Italy. In the first six months of the year, 23 new scaleups (more than half of the ones tracked the entire year before) were added to the count, bringing the overall number of scaleups over 200. More interestingly, $335M of new […]