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Startup Europe Regions Network tagság / new membership approval!

HU: Nagy örömmel értesültünk arról, hogy a Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) elnökségi ülésén az IKE2020 tagfelvételéről szóló pozitív döntés született. Az elnökségi ülésén két további, a hazai és regionális innovációs ökoszisztémában jelentős szerepet játszó magyar szervezet nyert tagfelvételt - a Magyar Nemzeti Kereskedőház Zrt. és az Agrárinformatikai Klaszter.

EN: We are very pleased to announce that a positive decision on the membership of IKE2020 at the Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) board meeting has been made. Two other Hungarian organizations that played a significant role in the Hungarian and regional innovation ecosystems won the membership - the Hungarian National Trading House Cls. and the AgroICT Cluster. Short English introduction about the organizations:

The European Commission promoted the creation of SERN which was officially launched at a major event in October 2015 at the Committee of Regions. Since then, SERN has been set up as a non for profit organisation with a strong commitment to support startups and its activities, in particular byfocussing on the mapping and promotion of support activities at regional level across Europe and by mobilizing regional resources to address relevant barriers to startups’ growth, such as harmonization of regulations, access to talent and to major research infrastructures. (

The main aim is to support the progression of the innovation and startup ecosystem by developing strategic and innovative initiatives and implementing complex programs. Publishing professional publications organizing conferences and academic workshops are important elements of their activity. (

Increasing domestic and international competitiveness of the cooperating organizations, and to strengthen the cooperation they founded Agricultural Information Technology Cluster in October, 2014. In order to achieve the objectives of the founders sought to exploit the synergies between them, more efficient use of resources, communication, advocacy, and the foreign markets in the area of fund. (

Their activities are based on two main pillars. On the one hand, assisted by their experts and extensive contacts they continuously search for Hungarian enterprises that could be competitive in external markets as well. On the other hand, with the help of their local trade houses established in the target countries they assess the demand of the given market and explore the potential business opportunities interesting from the point of view of the Hungarian companies. In recent years their priority was to help small and middle sized domestic enterprises that established innovative technologies and achieved great results in the area of research and development to enter external markets and consequently to support the export of Hungarian know-how. (

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