- April 12, 2023
- Posted by: EBAN Team
- Category: News
Ahoy mateys! Set sail with EBAN on the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator ship! Have ye heard of it? EU-LAC Digital Accelerator is a treasure of a project that aims to promote innovation and digital transformation in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
The EU-LAC Digital Accelerator initiative is a project that brings together private sector stakeholders and beyond to accelerate digital transformation in two ways. First, by promoting engagement on digital issues between the EU and LAC. And second, by reinforcing the EU’s role as a key partner and player in the digital area of LAC.
Now, business angels are the key to unlocking the treasure chest of digitalisation in the LAC region, and that’s where EBAN comes in! The digitalisation of businesses can make them more efficient, productive, and competitive, expanding their reach by targeting new customers and markets. It helps them stay ahead of the competition by adapting to changes in the market and responding to customers’ needs. By supporting digitalisation in the LAC region, business angels can contribute to a more vibrant and dynamic business environment that benefits everyone involved – businesses and customers.
EBAN and our treasured project partners must chart a course and identify high-potential digital areas to collaborate with partners from the EU Member States and LAC. They will develop entrepreneurial projects that leverage the cooperation of EU and LAC partners in these areas, providing tailored acceleration services to support the collaboration and development of sound business cases. They’ll also hoist the sails, bring digital projects to an investor-ready level, and connect them with relevant public and private investors to enable businesses financially.
To find the X that marks the spot in this project, we must navigate the choppy waters of stakeholder management. We will develop a stakeholder map by identifying key stakeholders such as partners, incubators, accelerators, investors, and other organisations involved in the project and conduct a needs assessment to focus on areas where the project can make the most impact and ensure that resources are used effectively. And to attract potential participants, including start-ups and other organisations that can benefit from the project’s acceleration services, we will need to cast a wide net and advertise an open call for acceleration.
So hoist the mainsail and join us on our quest for digital treasure in Latin America and the Caribbean! We’ll make a crew of scallywags and landlubbers into savvy sailors and turn their businesses into digital gold. Arrr!
- Tecnalia ( project coordinator): Research centre | Technological development | Tecnalia
- Tecnalia Ventures: TECNALIA Ventures | Tecnalia
- IESE: IESE Business School: World Leader in MBAs & Executive Education
- WAYRA: Wayra España: Escalamos startups
- EBN: EBN | EU|BIC Innovation Community – Community of certified EU|BICs, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network
- Expertise France: Accueil – Expertise France
- Caribbean Export: Home | Caribbean Export (carib-export.com)
- IDB Lab: home | BID LAB
- Tecnalia Colombia: Centro de investigación | Desarrollo tecnológico | Tecnalia (tecnaliacolombia.org) ……
This project is funded by the European Commission NDICI LA 2022 439-102 Grant Contract