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New practices of Grassroots Innovation for Demand Driven Businesses

Objective

The present proposal regards the design of new models of intervention aimed at supporting bottom-up innovations and competiveness in SMEs founded by the young through the growth of entrepreneurial/managerial skills of young innovators, the improvement of networking opportunities for start-uppers and the development of grassroots innovations.

Often, fledgling businesses are at risk of failure, and the enthusiasm of young entrepreneurs can fade out if not supported by significant business skill developments and proper partnerships.

Where traditional approaches of empowering innovation in start-up businesses do not seem to work, public policies should be capable of applying less conventional methods of interventions: to drive new business models within the sharing and collaborative economy and by recognizing a central role to young innovators as part of active business communities.

The objective of the project is therefore to develop a ready-to-implement policy for regional and national agencies working on innovation programmes focused on establishing a positive eco-system for start-ups created and developed by young entrepreneurs, as well as for young innovators to develop applied skills by collaborating with companies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /social sciences/political science/public policy

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2014-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-LS - CSA Lump sum

Coordinator

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA TECNOLOGIA E L'INNOVAZIONE
Address
Via Giulio Petroni 15/F.1
70124 Bari
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (2)

IFKA IPARFEJLESZTESI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Andrassy Ut 100
1062 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION FUNDECYT - PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida De Elvas Campus Universitario Edificio Parque Cientifico Tecnologico
06071 Badajoz
Activity type
Other