Promoting entrepreneurship by supporting promising innovative ideas through pre-incubating mechanisms
|Project Number – MIS||5070814|
|Priority axis||1 - A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area|
|Investment priorities||3a - Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators|
066. Advanced support services for SMEs and groups of SMEs (including management, marketing and design services)
|Call||6th CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS|
|Lead Beneficiary||A.I.Z. S.A - Alexander Innovation Zone S.A.|
NATIONAL COMPANY INDUSTRIAL ZONES PLC
SPECIAL ACCOUNT FOR RESEARCH FUNDS - ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY
|Start Date||Apr 13, 2021|
|End Date||Apr 12, 2023|
|ERDF Contribution||497.855,46 €|
|National Contribution||87.856,85 €|
On this basis, the project addresses a holistic pre-incubation program in the c-b area. Within the context of Bootcamp weeks, the early-stage teams will have the opportunity to: (a) Get the basic skills on the Business Model Canvas (BMC). (b) Launch the fundamentals of the Lean Startup Methodology (LSM) covering the span from the stage in which a team has conceptualized an idea up to the point the startup has been incorporated and has an initial client base. (c) Validate the assumptions of product/service concept. After the Bootcamp weeks pitching events will be organized in front of evaluation committees. Acceleration Phase encompasses intense Masterclass training, followed by coaching and mentoring. Coached support will be pointing to more specialist advice including advice on generic issues, where it is needed and justified by the progress of the hosted team. Also, mentoring services will be granted to areas in which the hosted team operates (or intends to operate). In some cases, the mentor could be a potential client. During this stage, key-milestones have to be delivered by the teams, involving the topics of (a) competition analysis, (b) customer segmentation and (c) market validation.
The pre – incubator’s ecosystem will be organized on the base of CO-WORKING SPACE as well as on the creation of a mobile advisory unit. It will be interconnected with the Universities’ Career Offices and with any other constitution related to innovation and social entrepreneurship.