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Specific Support to Slovakia: Summary Article - Reforming the business environment to boost entrepreneurship

In recent years, a small but fully fledged startup ecosystem has started to emerge in Slovakia; this entrepreneurial sector can contribute significantly to the modernisation of the country’s economy, becoming more competitive and innovation-driven; but it must be nurtured by supporting investors and reforming the business environment: these are the findings of the PSF expert panel the Slovak government asked for specific advice. This article summarises their findings, including an overview of their 21 detailed recommendations, grouped into six principal ‘policy messages’.

Specific Support to Slovakia - Final Report: Boosting the Slovak startup ecosystem

A ‘Policy Support Facility’ (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’, in order to support Member States and associated countries in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems. The Slovak authorities expressed their interest in receiving specific support under PSF in the context of the "Strategy to support start-ups and further develop the start-up ecosystem" adopted by the Government of the Slovak Republic in June 2015.

Specific Support for Slovakia - Boosting the Slovak start-up ecosystem: Progress assessment

In this report, the team of experts presents the changes made to the Slovak start-up ecosystem since the presentation of their recommendations in their first report at the end of 2016. As most of the measures are still ‘in the making’, their final materialisation remains somewhat open. Nonetheless, the planned moves suggest substantial efforts on the part of the Slovak government to implement the recommendations.


Specific Support to Slovakia – Follow-up assessment meeting

28 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
DG RTD, Unit A4
Bratislava, Slovakia

The expert team visited Bratislava in order to discuss with Slovakian authorities and stakeholders the progress in the implementation of the PSF Specific Support's recommendations. The experts were to provide further assistance and recommendations, if necessary, to improve implementation. In 2016, the PSF Specific Support to Slovakia provided 21 specific recommendations on how to promote entrepreneurship and start-ups, improve the incubation/acceleration system and support business angels.

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