14 Jul2015One of the expected outputs from the project are the Open Books on the partners territories. Along with NEXT trend and Country Outlook, OBs are a set of information that meet the requirement of accessibility NEXT set out to accomplish. The publication of a set of essential information on the territories, which are important to understanding the level of maturity and quality of innovation, is for stakeholders (businesses in the first place, but also the financial world and public bodies) a way to obtain a quickly opinion on the situation. Partners were asked to provide an overview of innovation policy followed in the area, and a range of information on the structures of the research centers present, complete with financial data, types of services offered, the target sectors of the offer. If the information is updated in time, in addition to being a powerful marketing tool and showcase the state of innovation in the area, the OB is a benchmarking tool available to the business community. Here you can download the Open Book of Istria, which also contains a general section on innovation in Croatia: Croatia OB
29 Apr2015On July the NEXT project will end, but we would like to exploit the follow up of a three years collaborative project. So we have made a proposal to NEXT partners that’s open to new ones. You’ll find in attach two papers that explain how we would like to give continuity to NEXT:
- In the coming years the Italian regions, Croatia and Slovenia, will publish calls for financing initiatives to develop areas of specialization chosen by their Smart SpecializationStrategy (S 3)
- At the same time the EU through Horizon 2020 will play a similar role.
- In Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania governments will proceed to strengthen themselves excellence with targeted funding.
This means that in the next 6-7 years, it’s opening a space of opportunities to seize on innovation. In the Adriatic Ionian Macro Region will be therefore to materialize projects and initiatives to address the needs of common development.
23 Apr2015Here you can upload the newsletter Newsletter NEXT #4
14 Apr2015The MIP, the school on management by Politecnico di Milano, has published a report on the diffusion of cloud services in Italy. The public cloud is a reality, amounting on 320 Mn € in 2014, more 40% of the previous year spending. Here the infographic
30 Mar2015http://www.italiastartup.it/whoiswho/ and http://www.economyup.it/startup/2070_le-10-regioni-italiane-startup-friendly.htm
09 Mar2015geolocation of start-ups (who they are, where the are, what they do, how many work for them, how much is their company’s assets and turnover), the map of bank creditors, the exit strategies and private fund investors; numbers and false mythos of this ecosystem, Source: http://www.infodata.ilsole24ore.com/2015/03/06/ecco-la-mappa-delle-startup-sei-su-dieci-ancora-in-perdita-cerca-gli-startuppers-nelle-tua-citta/?uuid=vjyOfPVe
06 Mar2015A recent report by Business Insider magazine describes how is changing – and how will – the access to the Net. Less desktops, more and more via tablet and smart phone. But the “Internet of Things”” will represent the future (but they are already millions). Here the BI slideshow
14 Jan2015A new website, StartupBlink, allows you to find startups, coworking places, accelerators around the world and gives you references. You can add by yourself new data
19 Nov2014There are two basic elements that have made the issue of startups to become one of the “hottest” of the moment. First, the development of the Apps, which followed the success of the smartphones; many of these have been developed by young graduates, and some have had a huge success. But even more, the financial crisis, with its heavy impact on the traditional labor market, has led many young people to look for a solution in self entrepreneurship. In fact, at least three years, the phoenomenon has become important at an international level. The study conducted by PEDAL Consulting for the “Startup America Partnership” map for the first time the European ecosystem, limited to ICT, remaining outside the biotech, hard-tech and clean tech. Nevertheless, a picture on Europe has a great interest, and Italy looks good in context. The top countries are the UK, Germany and France, London and Berlin are the most vibrant cities. In Berlin and London also reside the VCs most active. More comforting is the number of exits (ie sales of stat ups for investors who hope to transform the business), growing over the years: from 30 in 2011 to 37 in 2012, 54 in 2013 and only 67 in the first half of 2014 . Conversely, the number of startups has been affected by the crisis. One-fifth of the startups was initiated in pre-crisis period, only 8% in 2008. 63% benefited from seed funding or A (immediately after), while the crowfunding, widespread in the US, in Europe is little active. In this report, additional elements. The study is preliminary, it must be extended to the areas mentioned above in order to give a more comprehensive idea. There is no doubt, however, that the phenomenon is expected to grow, given the evolution of the labor market. Two phenomena that characterize the evolutionary trend: – The gradual disappearance of the job for life – The growth of the work related to the management of knowledge and the massive progressive automation of many tasks, not only manual