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EUROACELERA
CROSS-BORDER ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMPUS BASED ON YOUNG KNOWLEDGE

Challenge

The challenge of this project was to try to connect the Euroace ecosystem of entrepreneurship with international reference centers, focusing on the creation of companies based on knowledge and research, through the following actions:

  • Specification of a joint intervention methodology for the constitution of a unique ecosystem in the Euroace region favorable to entrepreneurship and the acceleration of knowledge-based business projects;
  • Development and promotion of a culture of entrepreneurship among university graduate students, students from higher levels of business training and graduates, also paying attention to the gender difference in youth entrepreneurship, investing in the conversion of the Euroace space into a pole of retention, development and attraction of young talents.

Solution

This project aimed to boost the creation of companies from training projects with commercial potential, as well as lines of work that use the pre-existing and most influential scientific and technological domains in meeting the competitive challenges of the participating regions.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

Project Objectives:
• Specification of a joint intervention methodology for the constitution of a unique ecosystem in the favorable EUROACE region to entrepreneurship and acceleration of knowledge-based business projects;

• Development and promotion of an entrepreneurship culture among young university finalists, students of higher vocational training cycles and graduates, also paying attention to gender disparities in youth entrepreneurship;

• Betting on the transformation of the EUROACE space in a pole of retention, development and attraction of young talent.;

• Connection of the EUROACE entrepreneurship ecosystem with international reference hubs.

Project Activities:
ACTIVITY 1: Promotion of a reflection on the status quo of the EUROACE Space in relation to knowledge-based youth entrepreneurship and for determination of a working methodology in the project;

ACTIVITY 2: Activating the discovery of embryonic business ideas originated by young people and based on knowledge generation;

ACTIVITY 3: Move to action by developing activities for the generation of knowledge-based business projects originated by talented young people;

ACTIVITY 4: Creation of the habit of generating business projects based on knowledge and originated by talented young people;

ACTIVITY 5. Project Management and Coordination;

ACTIVITY 6. Project Communication.

Expected / Achieved Results:
Achievement Indicators:
- C001 - Companies that received aid: 600
- E002 - Business Development Services Developed or Supported: 60

Project Reference

0176_EUROACE_LERA_4_E

Funding


Intervention Region

Portugal and Spain

Total Investment

2.070.405,82

IPN Investment

45.292,82

Total Eligible

2.070.405,82

IPN Eligible

45.292,82

EC Funding – Total

1.902.475,37

EC Funding – IPN

33.969,62

Duration

48 Months

Start Date

2015-10-01

End Date

2021-04-05

Approval Date

2015-06-30

Consortium

Extremadura Avante Servicios Avanzados a PYMES, S.L.U 
Fundación Fundecyt - Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Dirección General de Empresa y Competitividad. Junta de Extremadura
Dirección General de Formación Profesional y Universidad. Consejería de Educación y Empleo. Junta de Extremadura
Inversiones Sunhunter, S.L.
Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura 
Instituto de la Juventud de Extremadura
Asociación de Jóvenes Emprendedores y Empresarios de Extremadura (AJE Extremadura)
Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários
Conector Ide, S.L.
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre
Instituto Pedro Nunes
Universidade de Évora

Website

https://euroacelera.com/pt

Keywords

Young Entrepreneurship