We snapped up the opportunity to represent Wales on a Global Stage of Innovation in Germany. Not only could we share the message that Wales is a nation of innovation, we also provided a platform for a co-hort of tenant companies to build international networks to help scale their businesses.
Last week we travelled to Berlin as a delegation with our innovative tenant companies. The aim of this trade visit was to represent Wales and M-SParc at the business festival for technology & digitalisation, Hub.Berlin. We also aimed to foster economic partnerships, exchange cutting-edge ideas, and explore collaborative opportunities in one of Europe’s most dynamic business hubs. The visit, funded by Welsh Government’s Agile Cymru programme, proved to be an impactful experience, allowing us the opportunity to showcase Welsh Innovation on an international platform.
Setting the Stage: Berlin, a Hotspot for Innovation:
Ah, Berlin! The city that never sleeps, brimming with energy, and boasting a creative vibe that was evident in every corner. It’s no surprise that Berlin has become a magnet for entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world. And so, armed with enthusiasm for what we offer here in Wales, we set off to explore the potential opportunities.
The Tenant Company Gang:
Our visit wouldn’t have been complete without the talented and dynamic tenant companies from M-SParc; the stars of our entourage:
Haia: An online and hybrid events platform that are currently targeting the e-sports sector.
42Able.ai: An AI S&D company. Their mission is to ensure that artificial intelligence is available and accessible to all.
Probit Consulting: An asset investment management company
Carnedd: A team of tech leads and web developers who would particularly value the opportunity to learn from experts regarding Web3.0, cyber security, and digital transformation.
EvoMetric: An IoT company creating value from sensor data.
Meeting Berlin Partner – Our Counterparts:
Day 1, we attended the British Embassy to meet with Markus Facklam from Berlin Partner. Thi was an opportunity for us to understand what potential there was for collaboration between two ecosystems and see how M-SParc and Berlin Partner share a common goal of nurturing innovation and fostering economic growth. Markus shared the support programmes that they offered and we came away with new ideas for M-SParc – watch this space!
Hub.Berlin: Where Magic Happens!
Day 2 and 3 saw us attend and present at Hub.Berlin, a remarkable event where technology, creativity, and entrepreneurship came together.
At Hub.Berlin, we had the privilege of taking to the Global Stage to showcase Wales & M-SParc and our exceptional tenant companies. This was a fantastic opportunity and platform for us to promote our Soft Landing package to an international audience and for our tenant companies to showcase their work and connect with like-minded individuals, forge new partnerships, and showcase their ideas to a global audience.
Promoting M-SParc and Beyond:
Beyond the presentations, we seized every opportunity to promote M-SParc as a base for international companies. We spread the word about our fantastic support network and wrap around support programmes that encourages growth and success.
As we bid adieu to Berlin we took the opportunity to reflect on the value of the visit. New ideas from Berlin Partners, several follow up calls and meetings for our tenant community to assist their growth in the Euopean market, the talks on subjects such as generative AI and IoT. We reflected on the new connections forged, how we ignited collaborations, and of also through being inspired by what we offer here in Wales, the nation of Innovation.