About EID

Created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized with EIT Digital, EID (European Innovation Day) is an action oriented day bringing together the best of European technology and innovation. Scheduled on September 20th, EID is the central event of SEC2SV Week that brings together the current and future EU Unicorns + EU policy makers to meet the Silicon Valley digital economy stakeholders. Topics discussed include:


  • Artificial Intelligence, AI,

  • Fintech,

  • Privacy and Data storage/transfer,

  • Industry 4.0 – From manufacturing to automation,

  • Deep Tech,

  • Augmented Reality, AR / Virtual Reality, VR.

  • TOP EU SCALEUPS: The next EU Unicorns

  • WOMEN 2.0.

Speakers 2016

Henry Chesbrough

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Tim Draper

Partner, Draper Associates

Ernesto Ciorra

Head of Innovation and Sustainability, ENEL Group

Francisco de la Torre Prados

Mayor, City of Malaga

Burton Lee

Stanford University

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner, Microsoft Ventures

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Paul Timmers

Director, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Eduardo Dominguez Puerta

Deputy CEO / COO, A^3 Airbus Group

Prith Banerjee

EVP & CTO, Schneider Electric

Camille Sailer

President, European American Chamber of Commerce NJ



Meet 2016 Scaleups

Report Startup Transatlantic M&As

Startup Transatlantic M&As: US vs. EU

The common wisdom is that acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success, and that buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating.

Mind the Bridge and CrunchBase have dug into CrunchBase database, to try to get some evidence of this phenomenon.


Sponsors EID

Partners EID