The importance of startups in a modern economy is undeniable. New, innovative enterprises play a vital role in determining how dynamic a region’s or city’s innovation will be. Start-ups reinvigorate the business community, increase competition for innovation, introduce new products, services, and business models, create new markets and offer innovative solutions to emerging problems.
The combination of entrepreneurial activity with corporate ability seems like a perfect match, but can be elusive to achieve. This is where Innova Foster comes into action to undertake the challenge of connecting both worlds with greater speed and agility.
The project brings together seven European countries: Ireland, Spain, Malta, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, and the UK, to address the challenge and improve the public policies and programmes supporting the development of innovation and startups ecosystems.
Innova Foster has a budget of over €1million to be spent over a 4 year period on several study visits, thematic workshops, and working sessions. The aforementioned actions will be the basis for the design of seven Action Plans (one per partner) that should contribute to de-risk the development and scale-up of novel public services.
Another aim of the project regards encouraging the stakeholder's engagement, identifying clusters of experience across Europe and sharing the experience. Any contribution is welcome if you think you can help us, or if you want to learn more, please contact your closest project partner through our web page: