Informal Competitiveness Council focused on start-ups and scale-ups

INTIX CEO Marc Braet advises the Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness

Creating the right environment where start-ups and scale-ups can thrive and grow and making the EU attractive to entrepreneurs were the key themes throughout the first Informal Competitiveness Council held in Malta as part of the Maltese Presidency of the European Council chaired by Hon. Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Dr Chris Cardona.

The Informal Competitiveness Council recognised how start-ups and scale- ups play an important part in promoting the European agenda concerning the social economy objectives, the circular economy, the Digital Single Market, and digitisation of Industry.

INTIX co-founder and CEO Marc Braet shared his insights, experience and wishes as representative of a FinTech operating globally. Throughout the 2-day event, the Ministers were able to interact with a number of start-up and scale-up entrepreneurs. Ministers discussed the European ecosystem for start-ups and scale-ups focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by such SMEs, such as access to finance, resources allocation, strategic and operational aspects, human capital and capacity building.

This was followed by the official launch of ‘Ideas from Europe’; a pan-European platform, connecting innovators and entrepreneurs with the stakeholders needed to scale ideas with positive impact.
Discover the press release entitled “Maltese Presidency determined to help start-ups deliver their full innovation and job creation potential“. You may also wish to listen to the press conference.