Monegasque innovation showcased at visit by Austrian delegation


Led by the commercial section of the Austrian embassy in Paris, a delegation of around twenty Austrian entrepreneurs specialising in new technologies was welcomed to the Principality. The aim was to discover the Monegasque ecosystem, particularly its digital dimension. A successful operation.

Organised by the Monaco Economic Board and attended by Peter König, Honorary Consul General of Austria in Monaco, the meeting took place on Friday, 19th April, at MonacoTech. After welcoming the participants, Guillaume Rose, Executive Director General of the MEB, kicked off the morning with a general presentation of the Monegasque economy, its strengths, successes, and ambitions. Sandrine Sauval, Director of MonacoTech, then took over to explain the specific features of the Principality's incubator-accelerator, before giving the floor to three start-ups (Net0, Altores and Monaco Experience Point), who were able to pitch in front of an audience of connoisseurs. The event enthralled the audience and was quick to question the young entrepreneurs, sometimes even sharing their own experiences.

In this context, it was impossible not to mention the Government Extended Monaco's digital transition programme, spearheaded by Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for Attractiveness and Digital Transition. Two members of his team, Marine Rolando and Thierry Poyet, outlined the major projects that have transformed the Principality into a remarkable land of digital transformation.

The sequence concluded with a presentation of the Monegasque Digital Chamber by its Vice-President Marion Soler, and an example of the application of new technologies to one of the pillars of Monaco's attractiveness, security, with the company Algiz Security and its director Sasha Kunkel.

Following these presentations, the members of the Austrian delegation from the Carinthia region, who often specialise in management consultancy, accountancy, and IT, had the opportunity to meet MEB member companies at a networking cocktail, which served to strengthen the economic ties between the two business communities.

This operation was organised in collaboration with the commercial section of the Austrian Embassy in Paris. This section is part of the "Advantage Austria" entity at the international level. It is attached to the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), with which the MEB signed a memorandum of understanding during its economic mission to Vienna in 2019.

Photo credits MEB

From l to r, Peter Konig, Consul General of Austria in Monaco; Guillaume Rose, Executive General Manager of MEB; Sandrine Sauval-Chanteloube, Director of MonacoTech; Bernadette Pointl, Deputy Director of Advantage Austria at the Paris Embassy; Alfred Harl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce's management, accounting, and IT consultancy association.

Guillaume Rose addresses the twenty or so Austrian entrepreneurs.