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EBN 2022 Congress Panel on Innovation Community Growth : powered by the Better Incubation

This year we will welcome again over 200 participants from innovation community to debate, learn and explore challenges and opportunities demanded by transition of our societies towards 2030.

The Panel  ‘Innovation community growth – Unlikely innovators & untapped potential’ will address importance of diversity of perspectives needed to be in place to move towards a more inclusive and impact driven approach to innovative entrepreneurship. Powered by the Better Incubation project, the session will bring together speakers from different sectors to discuss how the ecosystemic change can be fostered to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment as means to create jobs and develop skills of vulnerable groups of the society.

Date: 25 May 2022, 10h05 – 10h45

Moderator: Dorijan MARSIC, Director – EU|BIC Sezana, Slovenia


  • Steven Serneels, Chairman of the Board – European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA),
  • Carole Thurston – Business Consultant, South East BIC, Ireland ,
  • Maud Garnier, Entrepreneur and Founder of the enterprise Ordestie , France

Main questions to be discussed :

  • Why should the mainstream intermediaries engage in the process of supporting social and inclusive incubation?
  • What are the synergies and challenges of different stakeholders in the process of development and strengthening of the impact driven innovative entrepreneurship and how they can be better engage in this process?
  • What are the tested best-practices how to encourage the BSOs to take on the leadership role in the transformation of the impact driven entrepreneurial ecosystem leading to the sustainable transition?
  • How to how adapt and modify business acceleration support services to help social and underrepresented entrepreneurs transform ideas into viable businesses and grow them by accessing new funding and market opportunities?

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