WeTechOff

Project information

Index: 0003R1
Acronym:Creative Growth
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ITALY NORD-EST Emilia-Romagna Start/End date of the practice
Start: in 2008

Topic of the practice

Support to SME's

Good Practice Information

We Tech Off is an incubation programme implemented in Emilia-Romagna by Aster s.cons.p.a. with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. It is dedicated to start-ups and business projects with a high innovation content. We Tech Off provides a full range of support to new firms: training, consultancy, grants, access to meeting rooms etc. We Tech Off extends the I Tech Off field of action, the first business incubator for the ICT sector born in Emilia-Romagna, to other sectors, enforcing it with strong cooperation, sharing actions and improving, in particular, the internationalization, the contact with the market and the networking with the existing enterprises. The purpose of We Tech Off is to promote the entrepreneurship culture sustaining projects with strong innovative characteristics.
The development path of We Tech Off supports 60 entrepreneurial projects in the phase of assessing the feasibility of the entrepreneurial idea (pre-incubation) and 40 enterprises in the phase of starting their business activity (incubation). The development path is structured in three phases to which different access conditions, services and aims correspond: pre-incubation, incubation and post-incubation. The incubation phase lasts 18 months (+6 on demand).

Evidence of success

Tech Off is a successful example of how to promote the entrepreneurship culture sustaining projects with strong innovative characteristics.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Lucie Sanchez

ASTER S. cons. p. a.

info@itechoff.it

www.itechoff.it

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