Madrid, at the European epicentre of innovation

Invest In Madrid, Madrid Region’s foreign investment attraction office, will present ‘Madrid Investor Talks: a hub for innovation and investment’, a new proposal to attract innovation to the region, at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Madrid Region continues to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen and boost its economy. The regional office for attracting foreign investment, Invest In Madrid, which reports to the Regional Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, will be present next week at the Web Summit in Lisbon, a congress that brings together investors and start-ups from all over Europe, with the aim of attracting such important investment to Madrid.

As part of the Web Summit, Invest In Madrid has scheduled the workshop ‘Madrid Investor Talks: a hub for innovation and investment’. This is a round table that will bring together, on 3 November, the main investors and startups in Madrid’s innovative ecosystem with the aim of explaining the facilities offered by the Community to promote and accelerate a startup.

This event will open a debate on the investment opportunities offered by the region of Madrid, the possibilities that each of them have found with their projects to be able to develop them in the Region of Madrid, as well as the opportunities offered by the region to support innovative projects and the investment possibilities for them. Not surprisingly, in 2021, Madrid was the main region receiving investment aimed at startups. A total of €2,489 million from public and private funds were invested in the year to launch and develop innovative startup projects.

José del Barrio, founder and managing partner of Samaipata; Juan López, partner of Kibo Ventures; Markus Ament; operating partner of Samaipata; Miguel Fernández, CEO and co-founder of Capchase and Paloma Martín, CEO and co-founder of Hoop Carpool, will be the protagonists of this conference to be held on 3 November at Web Summit Lisbon, one of the most renowned international innovation events in Europe.

“This meeting is a new opportunity at European level to showcase Madrid Region’s capacity to offer a consolidated innovative and investment ecosystem”, explains Rodrigo de la Mota, Managing Director of Invest In Madrid. Madrid has established itself as the technology hub of Southern Europe”, continues the Director of Invest In Madrid, “and we are already the fourth largest startup ecosystem in Europe”.

He adds that “the investors and entrepreneurs who will accompany us in this workshop are a clear example of the infrastructure that our region offers to support innovative projects”.

De la Mota also wanted to highlight the dynamising character that these types of companies offer to the Madrid economy, as they contribute to generating highly qualified employment. “In 2021 alone, 40,000 new jobs were created in this environment in Madrid Region,” he concluded.