Creating new value chain based upon an holistic enterprise support mechanism
|Project Number – MIS
|1 - A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area
|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)
|6th CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS
|TRADERS ASSOCIATION OF THESSALONIKI
Association Eco Nevrokop
CIVIL NON PROFIT CORPORATION BYZANTINE THESSALONIKI
Economic Development Agency HIGH WEST RODOPI
|Apr 13, 2021
|Sep 30, 2023
To this end, the project seeks the establishment of a solid and stable platform of cooperation generating economies of scale and providing opportunities to exploit the comparative advantages that the region has to offer. The project’s added value is the offering access to online workspace, visual pitch, and virtual business simulation platform. Moreover, the project directly improves the capacity of regional actors to support the development/growth of business. Within the above context, the mission of the proposed HESMs will be to catalyze an innovation ecosystem in the c-b area, which will bring the local partners together, hence existing companies, startup founders, industry, academia, investors, and other incubators, aiming to facilitate knowledge and take promising ideas to the next stage, by initiating an holistic approach. In this respect, the two HESMs mechanisms and co-spaces are considered as a technology and know-how transfer conveyors, aiming at commercializing applied research as well as market-generated ideas. The basic idea behind this approach is to create synergies and interactions between business support institutions and market. Moreover, the pre-incubators will contribute to establish pipelines for funding operations and to the better use of innovation-related investment funds, launched by Venture Capitals, Angel Investors and National and European funds.
The overall objective of the proposed ENTERVALUE project is to increase competitiveness of existing business and stimulate business creation by: (a) establishing a Holistic Enterprise Support Mechanism (HESM) which involves training, coaching and mentoring activities (b) encouraging networking among companies in the tourism sector with retail trade and creative economy and (c) building new place brands based on local natural and cultural assets, offering a sustainable competitive advantage to the c-b area. To this end, the main objective is to efficiently capture value in end markets, in order to generate greater profits and create mutually acceptable outcomes for all the firms involved in the Value Chain (VC) from production to consumption and disposal. In this respect, ENTERVALUE aims to keep current job positions and create new job opportunities.