EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will today (10th May
) meet with leading independent start-up ecosystem leaders from across the 27 member states, who will officially unveil their “Action Plan to Make Europe the new Global Powerhouse for Start-ups"
. The initiative, supported by 27 national EU start-up organisations, aims to increase the number of unicorns (privately owned companies valued at over $1 billion) tenfold in Europe over the next ten years.
Today’s ceremony will see start-up leaders formally deliver their Action Plan to Commissioner Gabriel, who has responsibility for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
in the EU. The initiative also represents a strengthening of relations between the start-up sector and the European Commission.