Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis, is taking part in the European Commission’s First European Innovation Days in Silicon Valley, held from March 21st to 22nd. The events feature Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, along with a high-level delegation of over 40 top corporate leaders, rectors, mayors, and more to bring the European innovation ecosystem to the Silicon Valley. Today, Europe is on equal footing with Silicon Valley in the area of ground-breaking deep-tech innovations, while offering a more balanced, attractive and affordable lifestyle, the European Commission said in a press release. The European Innovation Agora provides a unique opportunity for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses to share their perspectives of the European innovation model. Throughout the two days, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses will share the distinctive perspectives of the European innovation model through a series of lively and thought-provoking exchanges. CIOs from the hardware/biological industries, critical for deep tech innovations, will be there, as well as a group of European university rectors, affirming the most advanced engineering talent pool on the planet. European local authorities will exhibit the thriving ecosystems they have created in their regions. Finally, high representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Committee of Regions will be brought together. The Nicosia Mayor will take part today in a panel discussion entitled ‘Aligning US and European Union innovation ecosystems, how does the New European Innovation Agenda create an effective innovation ecosystem in Europe’.
Source: Cyprus News Agency