Technological innovation is everywhere but entrepreneurs should also keep social innovation in mind. Every year the European Commission awards a company that is a strong player in social innovation and has marketed a product or service as an innovative solution for an important challenge in society. One of the winners of 2020 is Resortecs. Resortecs solves the issue of textiles recycling, more specific of recycling of clothing.
Resortecs called on the experts of the Enterprise Europe Network to submit a request for EIC funding. Enterprise Europe Network pushed their boundaries to increase their level, thus they were given a Seal of Excellence. So now, they are going for a second round, supported by the Enterprise Europe Network to increase their level even more.
Enterprise Europe Network also helps Resortecs to create new partnerships with other European companies.
The Green Deal is the European Commission's plan to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. It means that Europe wants to reduce the emission of greenhouses gases to zero and also wants to stop pollution. This would make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent.
Entrepreneurship is on the rise, no question about it. But the number of female entrepreneurs is still rather low in Europe.
During G-STIC the Enterprise Europe Network set up a matchmaking event between European countries. Such a matchmaking event is important for entrepreneurs looking for international partners. This is an European event with companies and investors from different countries. The goal is for Flemish companies to meet with international companies and vice versa.