A common methodology is applied, able to work on the whole process that makes possible the setting up of knowledge based start-ups and to allow an effective networking among all actors participating to the innovation process.
Networking at regional and transnational level includes the creation of working groups, the organisation of seminars/workshops and study tours, and regards four thematic areas :
- New approaches in the creation of innovative firms
- Research centres and universities spin-offs supporting mechanisms
- Real and virtual networks for supporting innovative companies
- Learning programmes for entrepreneurs
An active diffusion of the outcomes of the project is planned, in order to favour the replication of best practices and the creation of an environment conducive to innovation.