- Riga Planning Region (LV)
The aim of the project is to promote new innovative high growth firms, e.g. “gazelles”, by encouraging entrepreneurial creativity, providing the necessary support and evaluating needs for early stage risk finance. Project aims to solve the common market failure in the region to release innovative spinouts from regional research centres and higher education institutions.
The project is carrying out a complex activity package to increase creativity and readiness to start entrepreneurship. It also works on developing financial schemes for the support of perspective business ideas. During the project, already a number of creativity fostering seminars have been organized for potential business idea developers and relevant intermediaries.
As one of the main project activities, innovative business idea contest was carried out in two stages. It especially focused on various technological ideas with good business potential. The authors of the most promising ideas were awarded and provided with special training to carry their plans further.
Read more under project website www.sibnetwork.eu!