The Dutch Embassy in Nicosia to focus on innovative entrepreneurship

Every TEDxBinnenhof Dutch embassies from around the world help us spread Ideas worth Spreading. With great enthusiasm they set up their own viewing event, where they watch 2 or 3 or sometimes all the TEDxBinnenhof Talks live with their audience. Usually they select a theme that is relevant to their trade relations with the country they’re based in. By inviting speakers of their own and hosting interactive discussions about innovation and trade they have time and again generated amazing responses globally. This year the Dutch embassies are joining us again including the Embassy in Nicosia! Today they are sharing some of their plans with us.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nicosia has for the past 1 – 1 ½ years working towards showcasing the Netherlands as a frontrunner in innovative entrepreneurship. In this context, we saw TEDxBinnenhof | Ideas from Europe as an opportunity on which we could build an event moving in that direction.

We will be organising a panel discussion in the light of the general theme of TEDxBinnenhof 2016, which is innovative entrepreneurship. The event will kick off with the projection of a series of recordings from TEDxBinnenhof 2016. Then it will be our panelists’ turn, followed by a discussion and later a networking reception.

We have opted for a small, but heterogeneous panel that will consist of a government representative, the CEO of a start-up currently participating in the World Start-up Factory programme in The Hague, as well as an academic and director of a local accelerator to moderate the discussion.

Our event is geared towards local stakeholders, its objective being to provide for networking opportunities and a platform for building partnerships between policy-makers, the private sector and academia. These Cypriot stakeholders have one thing in common: their role is key in fostering an entrepreneurial/start-up eco-system in Cyprus.

Our aim is to bring together local stakeholders from government as well as the business, entrepreneurship and start-up milieu in Cyprus, promoting at the same time innovative entrepreneurship and the Netherlands/The Hague as a hub therein.

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