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Enterprise Slovakia

Enterprise Slovakia is a high profile initiative delivering practical assistance and an overriding message of enterprise and entrepreneurialism to the Slovak Start Ups and pre start ups nationally. In doing so it will support SMEs in the creation, operation and growth of their businesses and provide the genesis and platform for “hidden SME’s” to evolve and grow, thus supporting the Slovak ‘Innovative Economy”.

It will draw on its elite network and partners in the UK; one of the leading enterprise Hubs in the world and the closest global enterprise hub to Slovakia.

The UK’s largest small business network, Enterprise Nation, is partnering with Global Entrepreneurs Agency to deliver a 12-month campaign of trade promotion and exchange between the UK and Slovakia with delivery through the vehicle of Enterprise Slovakia.



Na plenárnom rokovaní 19. ročníka medzinárodnej vedeckej konferencie doktorandov a post-doktorandov EDAMBA 2016 „Open Science & Open Innovation: Opportunities for Economics, Business, Management and Related Disciplines“ dňa 12.4.2016 vystúpia v čase od 11:00 do 12:30 hod. prestížni spíkri zo zahraničia Michael Jacobsen, Axel Kalinowski, Will Murrills.

Témy vystúpení:

Michael Jacobsen, Jacobsen Corporation, co-founder of Enterprise Slovakia – “YOU can help Slovakia – How academia and business can together create innovation”,

Axel Kalinowski, London Stock Exchange Group, Manager – Continental Europe – “London: Accessing Global Markets for funding growth”,

Will Murrills, manager at Strategy&, part of the PwC network – “Facilitating collaboration between universities and entrepreneurship”.

Študenti bakalárskych, inžinierskych a doktorandských študijných programov, ako aj tvoriví pracovníci EU v Bratislave, sú srdečne vítaní.

EDAMBA 2016 Programme – Day 2

EDAMBA 2016 Programme

Smart-Up Slovakia

November 30 2015 Bratislava.
Hot on the Heals of Global Entrepreneurship week, Smart-Up Slovakia will be the inaugural event of the Enterprise Slovakia Campaign.
This event will also feature Pitching from the finalists of the Hackathon competition with winners crowned and awards given.
Hosted at the Raddison Blu Carlton Hotel Bratislava. Watch this space for more details.

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Challenge A. Slovenské elektrárne

Problem definition:

Limited understanding of the energy market by Slovak customers is one of the key reasons for low electricity provider switching rate. Customers do not understand what exactly they pay for and to which electricity market participant. They have limited understanding of the benefits of changing their electricity provider.


To increased switching rate, in order to generate savings for Slovak households. To create a visually attractive, fun, interactive mobile app (using augmented reality) explaining energy invoices to the average Slovak household customer To explain each entry on the invoice in a consumer-friendly way. To help the client understand energy market by drawing a scheme/animation of energy actors involved, their role in the energy chain (producer, distribution, supplier, etc.), specifying portions of the total cost paid to each actor from the particular invoice and reasons for such payments. To calculate consumers´ potential savings and recommend new electricity suppliers. To check the accuracy of the invoice based on meter readings (by comparing invoice and meter entries).

Societal impact:

Better understanding of the energy market can lead to potential savings for consumers.

Challenge B. SPP

Problem definition:

Engagement of online community (SPP customers and general public) in energy efficiency issues, environment protection, climate change and responsible use of energy resources.


Propose a multipurpose product/solution addressing the following topics:

Education of SPP customers and the general public on energy efficiency issues, environment protection, climate change, responsible use of energy resources (including multimedia material, tips and tricks, fun facts, quizzes, competitions for prizes) as part of smart energy/city concept.

Communication of new products, strategies and campaigns of SPP as energy market leader in energy efficiency measures and energy services focused on the more effective use of energy on the side of the customer along with additional services (other than commodity itself) as an opportunity to acquire/retain/reacquire customers, in a modern and innovative way.

Enhanced communication platform for building an effective database of SPP’s clientele and potential new customers (preferred contact through email; e.g. through app, games, social networks etc.) as a means of moving away from traditional paper communication in order to protect the environment (e-bills, marketing).


Product/solution should not be connected to back end IT systems of SPP. In the case of the application this should be downloaded by many customers. Gamification is welcome to get fast multiplication effect by sharing the app (various levels in game that unlock more benefits in game, rewarding people by involving friends etc.).

Societal impact: 

Promoting energy efficiency, environment protection, climate change and responsible use of energy resources in an amusing way and by educating the customers and general public with the aim of solving world energy conservation issues.


About This Event

What is an entrepreneurial ecosystem? Is there a clear definition of what an ecosystem is? As part of the recent Startup Ecosystem Ranking report by Compass, Dr. Thomas Funke of the German Productivity and Innovation Centre (RKW) attempts to answer the question. RKW is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network and also the host organization for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Germany.
Who can register:
EU citizens or third country nationals who hold a work permits in Slovak Republic; registered foreign students at SVK universities.

Language requirements:
The final proposal should be bilingual (Slovak/English)

Coding platform:
Competitors are free to use their choice of platform to develop their model.

Competitors to develop a working app for at least one of the following platforms:
• Android Device
• iOS Device
• Windows Phone Device
• Blackberry Device
• Web Or Mobile Web
• Windows Desktop Computer

All teams retain full ownership of the Intellectual Property of what they develop and should take their own measures to protect themselves

The competition will be evaluated by a panel of judges representing the organisers: Global Entrepreneurs Agency; Enterprise Nation; Ministry of Economy, SPP and Slovenske Electrarne.

Registration opens 26/10
Registration closes 9/11 5pm CET
10/11-23/11-Solution seeking phase
23/11 5pm CET competition closes for submissions 23/11-26/11-Judging period
27/11-3 Finalists contacted 30/11-Finalists to pitch for place ranking and prizes at Enterprise Slovakia’s “Smart Up Slovakia” event at Radisson Blu Carlton.

represents the ecosystem canvas as a description of the multitude of relationships that exist in an entrepreneurial ecosystem and how these parts work together. An ecosystem can best be described through eleven basic building blocks that show the logic of how an ecosystem works. The eleven blocks cover the main areas of an ecosystem: Ideas & Talents, Support & Infrastructure, Startup Community, Policy and Finance, and Trends & Markets. The canvas is part of a methodology that helps you to not forget relevant success factors when working on your local ecosystem. The methodology has four steps: In a first layer the canvas serves as a reality check that reminds the key actors of a local ecosystem to think holistically about their ecosystem, connect them to each other and prevent them from getting stuck on their own program. In a second step, it serves as a blueprint for a strategy for all actors in the network to be implemented in the ecosystem through structures, processes and systems. In a third step, it shows all community builders in a visual way both the big picture, their (important) own roles in it and the interdependencies. In a fourth step, it helps to explore new growth opportunities, assess uses of new support programs, and to communicate across the community how we could accelerate the development of the ecosystem.

Smart-Up Slovakia Featuring

Special guest and Master of Ceremonies

Claire is the Founder and Ambassador of Innovate Finance, a City of London and Canary Wharf Group backed movement for a more balanced, resilient, and accessible financial services sector. She set the strategy and co-led the implementation of Level39, Europe’s largest Technology Accelerator dedicated to fintech, retail and smart cities technologies. She continues as Special Advisor to Canary Wharf Group on the development of a Financial Services and Smart Cities tech cluster. Claire helped establish the business model for Virgin’s ‘Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship’. Ms. Cockerton is an active member for Women in Tech, Tech London Advocates and Women Shift Digital.
Claire Cockerton

Founding CEO of Innovate Finance and Chairwoman of Entiq

Michael’s ventures include the stage musical Dirty Dancing and an Asia-Pacific property company. Through his entertainment content company he has worked with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and others. He is a published author (The Business of Creativity, 2013), Mentor, and an advisor in both the private and public sector.
Michael Jacobsen

Serial Entrepreneur - Jacobsen Corporation; Global Entrepreneurs Agency; Enterprise Slovakia.


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