SPI participates in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and co-organizes session for startups in search of investment

08 March 2013

SPI conducted a 3-day mission to the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile technologies exhibition, between February 25th and 27th. In parallel, the company co-organized the first coaching session for European start-ups in the mobile technologies industry, in the scope of the EMMINVEST programme, sponsored by the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. 

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the largest mobile technologies exhibition in the world, having gathered this year, in Barcelona, approximately 80,000 participants and visitors, including telecom operators, device manufacturers, technology providers and content developers. 

SPI, a Portuguese consulting firm focused on matters of science and technology, attended the event, seeking to detect and monitor the newest technology trends in the area, while simultaneously keeping-up with the activities performed by Portuguese companies present at the event, as well as with those performed by foreign companies originating from SPI’s main international markets, China in particular. 

At the same time, SPI organized, together with ACC1Ó, the Catalonian government’s agency for enterprise competitiveness and an active player in the organization of the MWC, a coaching session for European start-ups in the mobile technologies industry, aiming to prepare those companies to become investment ready. 

This coaching session was conducted under the scope of the European Mobile and Mobility Investment Programme (EMMINVEST), financed by the European Commission, and aimed at preparing small and medium sized companies to attract investment capital, matching those companies with renowned investors in Europe and, ultimately, facilitating cross border co-investment in the mobile technologies industry. SPI invites Portuguese SMEs and start-ups in the area to participate in the programme by contacting the company directly. 

In addition to SPI and ACC1Ó, the programme consortium includes four other partners from Belgium, Greece and Macedonia. More information can be found in www.emminvest.com.