31 May 2017

EYIF and EUSS at Latitude59 in Estonia

Following the previous successful editions, EYIF renewed its partnership with Latitude59, the flagship startup and tech event of Estonia – the world’s first digital society.

Our President, Kumardev Chatterjee, was invited to give a speech on “The Future of Mobility”. The panel was comprised by 3 more representatives from ground-breaking innovative companies, namely Srikumaar Ganesan from Hyperloop One, Chantal Ambord from BlaBlaCar and Yuki Liu from OSVechile.

Marten Kaevats, Advisor of Digital affairs at the Government Office of Estonia, led the discussion on the future of mobility by referring to the growing problem of overcrowded cities and CBD’s and most importantly highlighting the existing problems, giving at the same time insights into how we can get from point A to point B in an environmentally friendly manner and how this could be achieved by everyone in the future.


Another highlight of the event was our 43rd workshop on Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument. We were happy to see a packed room with highly motivated startup representatives who wanted to receive first-hand information on how to access EU funding. Our Head of Office in Brussels, Louis Papaemmanuel, seasoned expert in the SME Instrument, gave a thorough overview on the objectives and the timeline of the programme, offering useful tips on how to write a successful proposal. The workshop also delved into details on the results of the SME Instrument so far, with a particular focus on Estonia.


Our next stop is VivaTech in Paris from 15 to 17th June! We will deliver our 44th workshop in order to give the tools to more young entrepreneurs across Europe on how to succeed in this competitive entrepreneurial world.