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IEEE Conferences from science to entrepreneurship bring Silicon Valley to Europe


Several conferences on entrepreneurship are emerging including IEEE contributes to merge science, engineering and innovation into an innovative conference series.

In recent years, fast growing technology development has created an increasing number of startups, that are applying innovative strategies and creating disruptive products and services in different industry sectors from mobility to life science. Entrepreneurship itself has been recognized as a catalyst of the economic growth in many countries.
Some of the most successful new ventures are based on solid science and deep technology. However, the majority of scientists are still too far from having an entrepreneurial mindset and need to acquire venture launch skills to turn their research into innovation.

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, is giving an important contribute to enrich the scientists and engineers mindset. Founded in 1963, IEEE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. It has a main office in New York City, USA and a presence in all countries with 420,000+ members including industry leaders, tech entrepreneurs and scientists. IEEE is responsible for all technology international standards and to promote the world knowledge in all scientific disciplines. Several societies and interest groups are part of IEEE including the IEEE-TEMS (Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Society). IEEE-TEMS contributes to fulfilling the growing need of entrepreneurial skills for scientists and created series of international conferences on technology and entrepreneurship: ISIE in Asia, TEMSCON in the USA, and more recently the ICTE (International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship) in Europe.

IEEE ICTE conference is an innovative and unique conference, that brings together innovation and entrepreneurship. It aims to foster knowledge transfer between the academic and practicing communities. Conference topics include business model innovation, digital transformation, new technology directions and applications (AI, IoT, FinTech, etc.), managing globalization challenges, and venture capital. The 2020 symposiums from April 19 to 22 will take place in Bologna, one of the most historical and technology advanced cities of Italy. London in the UK will host ICTE 2021; while the 2022 edition will be in Scandinavia. ICTE promises to create global learning and business opportunities for its community of entrepreneurs and leaders.

The TVLP Institute is part of this IEEE effort. ICTE 2020 conference includes a special workshop on "From Science to new Venture creation" with speakers from Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has been recognized as the greatest entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world. Sharing this mindset within the community of entrepreneurs, scientists and industry members will be essential for creation and development of innovative and successful ventures. TVLP Institute will bring to ICTE experts from the Bay Area, home of Google, Netflix, Tesla and the largest community of venture capitalists. The 2020 conference will follow the TVLP conference in Berlin, Germany in 2016 and the event organized in Zhongshan, China in 2018.

The Silicon Valley workshop will take place in Bologna on April 22, 2020. Registration will be available through IEEE ICTE web site (LINK) and a dedicated page hosted by TVLP (LINK) that is hosting also a mailing list to stay tuned on ICTE conferences and invitation only events.

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