EIT Digital CEO Willem Jonker will speak at our EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

On May 12-13, 2022, we’ll be hosting the 8th edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! At the in-person comeback of our flagship event, you will have the chance to connect and network with about 1,600 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors from all over Europe, learn from around 70 prominent speakers, listen to educational talks with internationally successful founders, and find yourself at the edge of your seat during our big startup pitch competition. It’s an unmissable 2 days of action!

Today we’re excited to announce another speaker highlight! Joining us on the main stage to talk about Europe’s digital future will be EIT Digital CEO Willem Jonker. During his keynote, Willem will share with us an outlook into the future and insights about the trends that EIT Digital is following – so this will be an excellent opportunity for our attendees to get ahead of the curve.

Founded in 2010, EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation that is driving Europe’s digital transformation. Through mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of almost 200 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, EIT Digital is playing a pivotal role in nourishing entrepreneurial innovation to develop the tech of tomorrow. The vision is to accelerate research-based digital tech that is focused on solving Europe’s societal challenges and driving economic growth – creating a strong digital Europe that is defined by inclusivity and sustainability. 

The organisation comprises a network across Europe with hubs in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, and Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid. Currently, the network is focused on the vertices of Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Tech and Digital Finance. 

EIT Digital is therefore at the very forefront of European innovation and shaping the tech that influences tomorrow. As CEO, Willem will share some incredibly interesting insights when he joins us in Barcelona. Willem is actively promoting Europe as a world leader in tech innovation and is developing EIT Digital’s reach and impact as a driving force behind Europe’s digital transformation. 

Don’t miss your chance to hear Willem’s valuable thoughts about Europe’s digital future, as well as all the other inspiring and informative talks and activities we’ve lined up, secure your ticket to the EU-Startups Summit now!

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