11 Jun2015EIF) in cooperation with the European Commission under Horizon 2020. InnovFin consists of a series of integrated and complementary financing tools and advisory services offered by the EIB Group, covering the entire value chain of research and innovation (R&I) in order to support investments from the smallest to the largest enterprise. InnovFin is available across all eligible sectors under Horizon 2020, in EU Member States and Associated Countries. By 2020, InnovFin is expected to make over EUR 24bn of debt and equity financing available to innovative companies to support EUR 48bn of final R&I investments. More information are available at: http://www.eib.org/products/blending/innovfin/
The European Commission has put strong emphasis on a more results–oriented approach for EU cohesion funding in its legislative proposals for 2014-2020. Relevant guidance documents can be found here. The S3 Platform is planning further activities to support regional and national authorities in the design and implementation of monitoring mechanisms. Future activities will build on our first indicators workshop in Groningen (NL) in January 2013 which lay the technical groundwork for a structured discussion on monitoring S3 implementation. A second workshop took place in Barcelona on 11-12 Dec. 2014 (more information can be found here). The next important event on the topic was the high level conference Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation: Challenges and Monitoring Implementation held in Seville on 6 March 2015. In the context of innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3), monitoring mechanisms perform three fundamental functions: (1) inform about what the strategy achieved and whether implementation is on track and making this information available to decision makers; (2) clarify the logic of intervention of the strategy and make it comprehensible to the broader public; (3) support the constructive involvement and participation of stakeholders through transparent communication and promote trust building. RIS3 monitoring focuses on tracking the developments related to policy interventions within the specific priority areas identified in the strategy. The monitoring mechanism should be able to capture and follow the relevant expected changes that are foreseen in each RIS3 priority by means of an appropriate choice of result indicators; it should also capture and follow the policy output that ought to make expected changes happen. Regions and countries with extensive experience in monitoring innovation strategies and territorial development policies in general should build on existing monitoring structures; those with limited experience in this field should begin to develop their own internal capacities and experience starting with simple indicator systems, following the practical guidelines of S3 Policy Brief 13/2015.
08 May2015MODULO DI REGISTRAZIONE
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
The event is being organised by Backtowork 24 – a service company of Il Sole 24-Ore Group -.
A pitch event consists in meetings between managers, start-up, innovative entreprises and private investors (funds, venture capitals, seed-capitals) in order to catch good opportunities in the capital private market (extra-bank) for financing innovative and promising projects.
More information are at disposal here.
23 Oct2014nteresting post by Mr. Dharmesh Shah, Founder and CTO at HubSpot published on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141022193925-658789-why-you-should-t-drop-out-to-start-up