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Michal Kardoš

SAPIE, executive director
Michal Kardoš has been working since 2020 as an executive director in SAPIE - the Slovak Alliance for Innovative Economics. He has more than 10 years of experience working for business, public administration, NGOs, but also from his own business. He has long worked in the field of public/policy/government expert for several organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce, where he participated in topics such as the digital agenda, energy and others to improve the business environment through various legislative proposals and a number of projects in Slovakia but also on the European  level. He has been part of teams and co-organized many conferences, workshops and other events such as Globsec and Startup Awards. He has long been involved in the support of startups and innovation and is the author and co-author of several analyzes and media articles such as The Titans of Tomorrow, the first scaleup study in Slovakia. Michal studied international relations at the University of Economics in Bratislava, economics at the University of Oxford and completed study stays in Iceland and France.
  • How can EU regulation threaten SK innovation   |   Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2021: Ako sa stať najlepším?
    The European Union provides countries like Slovakia with a huge opportunity to expand into the single market. It is therefore in our interest to remove internal barriers in this area, to which harmonization of legislation and regulation at European level contributes. However, this process also has its negatives, which may weaken the stronger competitive environment of the entire bloc compared to leaders in digitization or innovation in the United States or East Asia. The European Union must be aware of these processes and work to make its own business environment more efficient. This presentation highlights key aspects of how unnecessary negative impacts on innovation can occur through European regulation.
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