We believe that innovation does not happen in a vacuum. The power of digital technologies and skills is changing the way we live and work.
Innovating education and educating for innovation can generate significant return on investment, especially in terms of employment, income and other social benefits to the society.
Slovakia has yet to embrace the enormous potential of digital technologies in education, especially in equipping individuals with the skillset that develops critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Thus, we support initiatives that help to increase the reach of digital education, entrepreneurship and creative skills among students, teachers and parents. These initiatives have the potential to close the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ of digital economy and help to create an innovation-friendly culture.
We believe that Slovakia has the potential to become an important start up hub in the Central Europe.
We advocate for the bottom-up, grassroots efforts that start with a collaborative mentality – entrepreneurship is not a zero-sum game. We support knowledge dispersion and create a sustainable environment that enables knowledge-sharing and productive interactions.
We foster a dialogue aiming at identification of the best policies and practices, including co-working spaces, networking events, professional networks and groups, accelerators and incubators, educational institutions, government organizations, and regional partners.
We serve as a point of contact for entrepreneurs, investors and decision makers and provide them with up-to-date information on the Slovak start-up ecosystem.
In such a small and open economy as the Slovak one, even a small group of rapidly expanding ‘scale-up’ companies can create a significant proportion of Slovak economic growth.
Companies with high added value increase the competitiveness of the country, create new jobs with higher salaries, create an environment with potential of sustainable economic development and improve the image of Slovakia.
Our goal in SAPIE is to help identify, promote and support these companies on their journey to global markets through developing scale-up leadership, sharing best practices and bringing together companies, investors and other stakeholders.