“Diversity in scale, typology, organisational set-up and financial arrangements characterise the EU ICT environment, which is made up by locally rooted “Small Valleys”, including universities and networks. In that perspective, the idea of a single, US-like Silicon Valley in the EU is not a “must” to foster innovation”.

A quote from the report of the EU Tech Study Tour 2017 attributing the Small Valley’s idea to Gianpiero Lotito and FacilityLive
(EU Tech Study Tour – “First Report 2017” – June, 2017)

“We have the unique opportunity in Europe to create our own successful tech industry. There is no need for us to go to Silicon Valley. We can do it here”.

Gianpiero Lotito
FacilityLive’s Founder & CEO
(Süddeutsche Zeitung – “Many Small Valleys”
October 27th, 2015)

Many small Valleys
Many small Valleys

“We have the unique opportunity in Europe to create our own successful tech industry. There is no need for us to go to Silicon Valley. We can do it here”.

Gianpiero Lotito
FacilityLive’s Founder & CEO
(Süddeutsche Zeitung – “Many Small Valleys”
October 27th, 2017)

Gianpiero Lotito talks about the Small Valley model

“Europe will build many Small Valleys: digital scalable ecosystem creating continuous innovation. Small Valleys are cities with prestigious universities: the perfect European digital future ecosystem model”.

Gianpiero Lotito
FacilityLive’s Founder & CEO
(Watify Twitter Chat – “How enhanced access to information can facilitate the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs” – June 22nd, 2017)

What distinguish a Small Valley

“Small Valleys are cities with prestigious universities: the perfect European digital future ecosystem model. We are trying in Pavia, our city in Italy, to create the first Small Valley in Europe induced by digital”.

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