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    Wim De Waele - iMinds - Flanders Belgium - Stanford Engineering - Mar 3 2014 Wim De Waele - iMinds - Flanders Belgium - Stanford Engineering - Mar 3 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Creating clusters of innovation Stanford University – Engineering School European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Wim De Waele, CEO iMinds March 3, 2014
    • Flanders and iMinds
    • The European Challenge But for real results, Europe will have to wait for an entrepreneurial culture like Silicon Valley’s. The beginnings of such a culture have taken root in recent years. Economist Feb 2011
    • Building clusters of innovation How do we avoid wasting taxpayers money on entrepreneurship initiatives?
    • CONSISTENT INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION AND INCUBATION 50,000,000 45,000,000 40,000,000 35,000,000 30,000,000 25,000,000 20,000,000 15,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 iMinds budget evolution (Euro) 3/3/14 5
    • PUT THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE TOGETHER Time-to-market Strategic research Knowledgedriven Explorative Basics for applied research Applied Research Pre-competitive testing Incubation & Entrepreneurship Business-driven Large-scale user trials & living labs Training & coaching Financing Evaluate technical feasability Facilities Interdisciplinary Demand-driven Cooperative Proof of Concept Simulations Networking Internationalization
    • iMinds created 18 new start-ups in 2013 APPLICATIONS & FIRST ROUND INTERVIEWS 77 38 18 NEW COMPANIES SECOND ROUND INTERVIEWS 18 18 innovative start-ups were selected to join our incubation program and represent the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Flanders.
    • iMinds generates follow-up financing Private capital Other public capital Spin-off financing (SOFI) iStart 16210 x 35.2 775 for the ‘class’ of 2012 2400 550 (x 1,000 €) Incubation financing Follow-up financing
    • Priorities in venturing $$$ Strong Local Early-Stage Funds NETWORK Attract international investors EXPERTISE Business Angel Network COACHING Entrepreneurs in Residence INFRASTRUCTURE Technology, People, Locations
    • Smart Money in early-stage Angel Club Members Angels + Other Investors VOLTA CLUB VOLTA FUND 1 : N Startups
    • Tech companies are born global GO WEST East and West Coast GO EAST Singapore 3/3/14 11
    • Thank You Wim De Waele wim.dewaele@iminds.be Join us @iminds 12