EIB Group Champions European Start-Ups at 2023 Web Summit

EIB Group Champions European Start-Ups at 2023 Web Summit

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group, represented by EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix and a team of finance and innovation experts, is set to spotlight its support for innovation and start-ups in Europe at the 2023 Web Summit in Lisbon from November 13 to 16. They will showcase their collaborative efforts with the European Innovation Council (EIC) at a dedicated stand, demonstrating their commitment to mobilizing financial resources and technical expertise to empower innovative start-ups and high-growth companies across the continent. This initiative underscores the EIB Group’s pivotal role in nurturing the European innovation ecosystem.

(PRESS RELEASE) LUXEMBOURG, 10-Nov-2023— /EuropaWire/ — The EIB Group will be present with an own stand at the 2023 Web Summit in Lisbon to showcase its support for start-ups and fast-growing companies in Europe from 13-16 November.

At the EIB Group and European Innovation Council (EIC) Stand (E223 Pavilion 2), the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, and the EIC will  demonstrate how their work to mobilise finance and technical expertise to support innovative start-ups and companies.


Digital technology, sustainable economy, and climate action to build a competitive, sustainable and digital European economy with SMEs as key drivers, are some of the main objectives underlying the EIB Group’s activity.

The EIB Group acts as a catalyst for numerous European companies through all the stages of development to access financing in Europe and has provided around €18 billion to support innovation and skills in 2022 and a further €16 billion to support 430 000 SMEs and mid-caps in Europe.

EIB Group at Web Summit – Key Schedule

See the full agenda at the EIB Group stand here.

Tuesday, 14 November

  • Fireside chat with Vice President Mourinho Félix

16:00 – 16:20  @ Corporate Innovation Summit Stage

A fireside chat with Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix and Alice Kantor (Bloomberg) to discuss the innovation ecosystem in Europe, and how the EIB Group is actively strengthening it.

Europe’s Venture Capital markets and how it can be a steadfast companion throughout a startup’s evolution.

Wednesday, 15 November

  • Press Conference @ Media Village


Press conference where  EIB Group will announce a new financing operation that will contribute to driving innovation to the next level with a company developing cutting edge and sustainable solutions.

Media are invited to attend. Opportunities for interviews, pictures and briefings.

  • Masterclass: Making future technologies sustainable


The Masterclass will focus on unlocking the potential of future technologies in Space, Green and Agri Tech, allowing to discover market and financing trends, sustainable solutions and to learn about companies financed by the EIB Group.

Thursday, 16 November

  • Masterclass: Securing the future: cybersecurity & AI

The Masterclass allows to immerse in the world of AI and Cybersecurity with, and explore cutting-edge developments gaining valuable insights from industry experts.

  • Building a startup in Europe:

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly @ Centre Stage

11:50 – 12:15
Panel discussion with EIB Vice-President, Ricardo Mourinho Félix.

A series of interviews with CEOs and new product presentations will take place at the EIB Group stand during the event. More information on the EIB Group at Web Summit 2023 available for journalists here.

Media Contacts:

David Yormesor
+352 2485 – 81346

Maite Cordero
+34 606 66 82 62

Press Office

+352 4379 – 21000

SOURCE: European Investment Bank


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