Today, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, is on an official visit to Denmark, which will focus on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve the goals of the green and digital transition and to ensure an economy that works for all.
Commissioner Gabriel will meet with Professor Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, President of the Technical University of Denmark, where she will later attend the presentation of the living lab for innovation and entrepreneurship, DTU Skylab. Located at the main university campus, DTU Skylab is serving as an open community platform for students, researchers and corporate partners to exchange knowledge and develop visionary solutions for real world challenges.
She will also meet with the Tech Nordic Advocates, Northern Europe’s largest tech network of start-ups, investors, universities and public sector organisations. Among other things, they run the ‘Women-in-Tech’ growth support programme – an International Mentoring, Accelerator and Umbrella Venture Fund programme, designed to help women in tech launch, grow and scale technology businesses.
Commissioner Gabriel will later deliver a keynote speech at the Nordic Women in Tech Awards, where she will meet with the local tech start-ups. The visit recognises the work of home-grown networking groups of investors, researchers and entrepreneurs ensuring Europe’s Digital transformation by 2030.