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CrisisTech incubator for start-ups
Julie Foulon joins EENA as Start-up Advisor
In April 2017, EENA announced that October 2017 will bring the launch of the EENA start-up programme, helping start-ups in the field of emergency services grow while benefiting public safety.
Now, it’s time for some great news: Julie Foulon joins the team as EENA’s Start-up Advisor, in charge of the preparation and implementation of the programme.
#CrisisTech: where innovation meets public safety
Are you wondering what the start-up programme is all about? It is about the creation of the largest CrisisTech incubator in Europe, located in Brussels, Belgium. The incubator will provide content and mentoring to start-ups from around the world active in the fields of emergency services, public safety and crisis.
Start-ups will be able to apply from all over the world, with Brussels becoming the global #CrisisTech meeting point.
Start-ups will be able to apply to the programme in the summer so stay tuned!
Meet the woman who will make Brussels the #CrisisTech hub of Europe
Julie's name could easily be a synonym for start-ups. Among many other things, she is the founder of Girleek, a platform about new technologies and women, as well as the co-founder of MolenGeek, an incubator in Molenbeek, Belgium.
But we thought it’s better if you hear it from Julie herself. That's why we met for a coffee to talk about #CrisisTech and the launch of the incubator. Here’s what she had to say:
EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.
The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.