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Conference “Supporting cybersecurity startups in Europe: overview & best practices”, June 10th in Bruxelles

admin - June 10, 2015

Invitation to a panel discussion “Supporting cybersecurity startups in Europe: overview & best practices”
June 10th from 10.00 to 12.30
Government of Catalonia. Delegation to the EU
227, Rue de la Loi – Wetstraat | 1040 Bruxelles – Brussel (between Schuman and Parc 50aire)

The panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail
Please register here


Sony, Target, Gemalto, TV5Monde… examples of phenomenal hackings now make the headlines, on a daily basis. It is a plague for any digital business but it is a real catalyst for cybersecurity and digital trust SME’s. Let’s take this opportunity!

It seems that American Venture Capitals have already understood how promising the cybersecurity Industry is: in the last three month, 1 billion dollars have been invested into startups all around the world. How can Europe best support its SMEs? Cybersecurity Incubators grow all around the continent: how do they work? How do Venture Capitals invest, or not, in this industry?

The event will be an opportunity to understand how cybersecurity startups are supported throughout Europe. We will also present our challenges, discuss how to cooperate & share best practices.

10.00h Welcome by Amadeu Altafaj, Representative of the Government of Catalonia to the EU
Panel discussion with

  • Mrs Ida HAISMA, Director, The Hague Security Delta (The Netherlands)
  • Mr Viorel PECA, Head of Innovation Unit, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Mr Ulrich SELSDESLACHTS, CEO of LSEC (Belgium)
  • Mr Raouti CHEHIH, CEO, EuraTechnologies / ClusterCN&CS (France)
  • Mr Pierre CALAIS, COO, Stormshield / President, R&D-SSI (France)
  • Mr Mika KATAIKKO, Director, National Cyber Security Innovation Program (Finland)

They’ll share their experiences

  • Mr Stuart LAIDLAW, CEO, CyberLytic (United Kingdom)
  • Mr Lluis VERA, CEO, Ackcent (Catalonia, Spain)

12.30h Networking Cocktail


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