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    dec 2020

    Web Summit is an annual technology conference that brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. Described as Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace, Web Summit draws 100 000 participants from over 150 countries.

    The EIB Group, composed of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund, which focuses on small businesses, is a leading supporter of start-ups and the digital economy and one of the largest providers of finance for innovation in Europe. At this year’s Web Summit, EIB staff gave Masterclasses on our financial products and helping people find funding.

    EIB President Werner Hoyer also gave a speech on the future of Europe.

    Due to this year’s exceptional circumstances, Web Summit was held virtually. Check out the full schedule of events.

    Our key events

    EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix will participate in a press event at Web Summit. Find out more.

    From micro-electronics, nanotech and photonics to industrial biotech, advanced manufacturing and quantum computing, deep tech stands at the forefront of the next generation of innovations. In this masterclass, EIB's Shiva Dustdar and Maria Lundqvist will discuss deep tech financing. You will gain exclusive insights from EIB Group experts on how to make a winning pitch to investors to get the right financing for your deep tech venture. Find out more.

    In this masterclass, EIB innovation finance advisors Maria Lundqvist and Jaro Toth will discuss what it takes to understand and benefit from the value of the new emerging space economy, and how space tech – such as earth observation – can help fight climate change. You will gain exclusive insights from these EIB Group experts on how to make a winning pitch to investors and get the financing you need to help your space venture take off. Find out more.

    Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC, as was committed to five years ago in Paris, will require the fastest economic transition in history. EIB President Hoyer will discuss how this can be achieved. Find out more.

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