National coordinator for the
HORIZON 2020 program



Slovak Start ups meet Global Players
28 September 2017 / Vodárenské Múzeum, Bratislava

The Slovak German Innovation Day brings together global players and hidden champions (family-run medium-sized world market leaders from Germany and other countries) active in Slovakia with innovative start-ups. Particularly those international companies are addressed, which carry out development (engineering) in Slovakia and are looking for concrete innovative solutions. In view of the industrial structure in Slovakia automatization and connectivity (Smart Factory) could be a thematic priority.
The key focus is concrete matchmaking. Main scheduling tool is a B2Match website: Here the Global players highlight their innovation areas and interests in cooperation with innovative start up. Start ups can identify potential partners and ask for a meeting. If the interest is mutual a meeting will be fixed. In order to further raise the attractiveness of the event for startups also supporting institutions are invited to present themselves.

 The Slovak German Innovation Day offer the following value added:

Global Players / hidden champions:
 Matchmaking with creative startups, create the basis for cooperation
 Public relations: Strengthening the image as an innovation driver for Slovak economy (brand management, CSR)
 HR: Strengthening the image as an attractive employer (employer branding)
Start ups:
 Contact to potential customers
 Information on supporting organizations for financning and internationalization (financing, consulting, networks)
 Possibility to win the „Slovak German Startup Award“
Institutions (banks, consultants, agencies):
 New contacts with innovative Slovak start-ups (customers, clients, visitors, exhibitors)
 Branding vis-a-vis established corporate clients
 Public relations (supporters of innovation and young company culture)