"I think the great thing about Web Summit is that this is where people who love details come together," said Lisbon's new mayor at the opening of the event.

"If you think about innovation - I told everyone, my dream is that Lisbon is the innovation capital of the world", he said.

"We have to be able to go beyond the Web Summit, we have to make you and the companies stay in Lisbon" because you see "the opportunity", stressed the former European commissioner.

"That's why I promise that next year we will found, with the help of Web Summit and many of you, what I call a dream - the Lisbon Unicorn Factory", he said.

This factory "will be a place where we will teach the details and the process so that young people can transform their ideas into big businesses, create jobs and change the world and have a purpose, that's what the “Fábrica de Unicórnios” will be", said Carlos Moedas.

"Whatever you do in life, whatever your project, dream big, go deep into the details." Because "this is what can change the world, and if you do that I can only tell you one thing: Lisbon is the right place to do it", he added.