Title Getting Ready for Capital
Project Number 2012-1-PL1-LEO05-27459
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text It is crucial to increase the support services (training, coaching, networking) available for innovative idea holders by improving the range and quality of innovation intermediaries’ offer as well as, by contributing to the diffusion of an entrepreneurial culture, attitudes and values.
There are known many cases when new promising innovative ideas have arisen in minds of young people, in many forms difficult to foresee. The discovered shortage is that not receiving needed advice, support and finance, would-be-entrepreneurs are not able to get out of the ground and find their route to the market. It is therefore crucial to increase the support services available for such innovative idea holders by improving the range and quality of innovation intermediaries.
Project aims at adapting and transferring to Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria an existing and successful training path developed in Italy, for would-be-enterpreneurs looking for start-up money. Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs in effectively shape and present their business idea to potential investors.The project addresses: directly as beneficiaries, Innovation Intermediaries (RDAs, BICs, Chamber of Commerce, BANs); and indirectly as end-users, would-be-entrepreneurs.
Consortium: The practise holder is a consulting company which operates at international level on the field of knowledge based companies creation and it has strong expertise in managing seed capital funds and accelerating business. The transferee partners are public and private organizations which deals with knowledge based starts up and should facilitate the matching with financial operators in particular risk capital funds.
Outcomes: Adaptation, transfer and sharing of a successful training model to other countries, where no similar programmes exist. Provision of tools and train the trainers on how to run the programme. Pilot testing and regional programmes fine-tuning.
Impact: To create synergies among the key actors that should be involved in the process of facilitating knowledge-based start ups in accessing equity financing
Description Project aimed at adapting and transferring to Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria an existing and successful training path developed in Italy, directly to business support institutions and indirectly to would-be-enterpreneurs looking for start-up money. The programme, designed to support would-be entrepreneurs in effectively shape and present their business idea to potential investors, has been successfully developed and tested and both of contents of the programme and its organizational model, based on direct involement of early stage investors in the process, could be use as a base to tailor training initiatives in each tranferee country. The project addresses: directly as beneficaries, Innovation Intermediaries (RDAs, BICs, Chamber of Commerce, BANs); and indirectly as end-users, would-be-entrepreneurs.
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Other Service Activities
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
In order to develop the knowledge transfer strategy for supporting would-be-entrepreneurs in developing the proper understanding of the private equity market and the communication skills necessary to gain investors followed products were implemented:
-Project Handbook as elaboration developed in order to facilitate the understanding of the key requirements for the successful management and cooperation within the project. Concepts and issues discussed in Handbook are primarily intended to promote improved management of information and communication aimed at successful project implementation.
-Methodology and tools for regional scan to analyze the regional demand/offer context as well as the tools to use
-Research & Fieldwork on the training and support services supply targeted to would-be-entrepreneurs and the would-be-entrepreneurs needs – each transferee partner, carried out the scan in his region, using Methodology and tools for regional.
-3 Regional Reports (Bulgaria, Belgium and Poland), summarizing the main findings from Research & Fieldwork phase, presenting the local situation and the needs assumed in order to adjust Investment Readiness programme to regional needs, culture, etc.
-Transfer strategy and process – based at 3 Regional Reports common Transfer Action Plan (TAP) was elaborated in order to ensure relevant tailoring of the training programme to the regional characteristics and needs. TAP include, e.g.:
a)the scope of the regional programme and specific learning objectives,
b)the profiling of the target group selected,
c)the course contents outline and duration
d)the delivery methods
e)the assessment methods
-Training Toolkit and Train the trainers workshops (Delivery, teaching method/material, tools and related teaching notes in order to delivery Pilot action of Investment Readiness Programme in Poland, Belgium & Bulgaria)
- 3 Pilot delivery of the Investment Readiness training programmes in Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria
- Final event in Poland
- project web site
- project leaflet
- project poster
- dissemination/promotional events info
- Face Book account
- Communication Plan (project promotion/dissemination among its users)
- Guidelines for Investment readiness programme (ensure appropiate IRP visualisation/dissemination)
- 3 regional dissemination and valorization plans
- paper form of leaflets & posters
- posters & roll-up's
- pilot actions movie(GReaC & Investor Readiness Training programmes at regional level)
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