24 August 2016

A delegation of 15 Members of the European Parliament* went on a tour of Silicon Valley (18-21/07/16) organised by the EIF and EU40 under the title 'ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship: the Road to the Valley'. EIF presents daily video blogs from the visit featuring MEPs, company representatives and their exchange on the entrepreneurship in the US and Europe.

What happened in Silicon Valley?


The first day included visits and meetings with Neumann Society, Ericsson, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Apple and Sky Ventures. 
Click here to watch - Day 1 Daily Vlog

The second day included visits and meetings at Stanford University (Hosts: Dr. Burton Lee), AT&T Foundry, Facebook, SAP Labs and Samsung.
Click here to watch - Day 2 Daily Vlog


The third day included visits and meetings at Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Symantec, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs.
Click here to watch - Day 3 Daily Vlog


The fourth (and last) day included visits and meetings at the German Accelerator, Yelp, Orange Fab, Uber, EIT Digital and Allied for Startups.
Click here to watch - Day 4 Daily Vlog


  • In this video MEPs share the key learning points they are bringing back to Europe.
  • Please click here to watch the 360° video made during the EIF-EU40 visit to the Silicon Valley. For the best viewing experience please use Chrome browser or your phone.



*Lambert van Nistelrooij (NL) - head of delegation
Michal Boni (PL)
Franc Bogovic (SI)
Krzysztof Hetman (PL)
Cătălin-Sorin Ivan (RO)
Ivana Maletic (HR)
Miroslav Mikolášik (SK)
Sorin Moisa (RO)
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (NL)
Andrey Novakov (BG)
Jan Olbrycht (PL)
Ivan Štefanec (SK)
Ana-Claudia Tapardel (RO)
Tomáš Zdechovský (CZ)
Neena Gill (UK) - on 21/07/16



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