24 August 2016

A delegation of 15 Members of the European Parliament* went on a tour of Silicon Valley (18-21/07/16) organised by the EIF and EU40 under the title 'ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship: the Road to the Valley'. EIF presents daily video blogs from the visit featuring MEPs, company representatives and their exchange on the entrepreneurship in the US and Europe.

MEPs in Silicon Valley - Daily Blog - Day 1


The first day included visits and meetings with Neumann Society, Ericsson, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Apple and Sky Ventures:



The second day included visits and meetings at Stanford University (Hosts: Dr. Burton Lee), AT&T Foundry, Facebook, SAP Labs and Samsung.



The third day included visits and meetings at Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Symantec, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs.



The fourth (and last) day included visits and meetings at the German Accelerator, Yelp, Orange Fab, Uber, EIT Digital and Allied for Startups.


In this video MEPs share the key learning points they are bringing back to Europe:


Companies on why this Study Visit is important to them:


This is 360 video made during the EIF-EU40 visit to the Silicon Valley. For the best viewing experience please use Chrome browser or your phone:


*Lambert van Nistelrooij (NL) - head of delegation
Michal Boni (PL)
Franc Bogovic (SI)
Krzysztof Hetman (PL)
Cătălin-Sorin Ivan (RO)
Ivana Maletic (HR)
Miroslav Mikolášik (SK)
Sorin Moisa (RO)
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (NL)
Andrey Novakov (BG)
Jan Olbrycht (PL)
Ivan Štefanec (SK)
Ana-Claudia Tapardel (RO)
Tomáš Zdechovský (CZ)
Neena Gill (UK) - on 21/07/16



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