Calling all project evaluation consultancy companies! BIC Africa is seeking your expertise for a mid-term evaluation of their groundbreaking project. This initiative, launched in January 2020, aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, backed by EU funding.
We developed and established our human-centred methodologies for better social entrepreneurship support programmes. In all, people are in the centre. People are the solution to social problems; human interaction is the method to identify problems and design solutions.
Amid the still-unfolding impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, increasing unrest on European territories and the effects of climate change, innovation systems change is no longer a buzzword. It is an urgent call to action for the business community.
Last Friday the final event of the Better Incubation project was held with great success! The event started in the morning with an EU Policy Workshop aimed at sharing and validating Better Incubation Policy Recommendations with policymakers, researchers, BSOs, investors for impact, regional development agencies, national agencies for social innovation and pan-European networks like Eurocities and Euclid.
A key barrier to transformative innovation to support combatting climate change is the absence of a moonshot mindset when setting targets.
Global networks and knowledge flows are broadening innovation ecosystems’ borders, eroding and redrawing them, and contributing to the emergence of an international system of innovation.
The Minerva Business Angels, powered by the University of Warwick Science Park, were recently named the 2nd most active investment group for green projects in the UK. Since 2010, Minerva has invested in more than £20million in over 100 companies, which has, in turn, helped those companies leverage more than £60million.
Boost Your Ideas (BYI) pre-acceleration program had been set up to scout innovative solutions for the economic and competitive repositioning of Lazio in the post-Covid recovery. According to the success of the first edition of the initiative in 2020, the program has now reached its 4th edition (ongoing). It provides mentorship and rewards in services and money to the best solutions selected at the end of its 3rd phase.
We still have a long way to go to fully realise the value of Industry 4.0 which has many potential advantages for a business. Within the integrated value chains that Industry 4.0 encourages, IP is becoming a primary means for appropriating value and securing a return on your investment in innovation.
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) was established in 2010, to tackle the lack of access to entrepreneurship education and training outside Cairo. Most of the entities that supported the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem outside Cairo did not have physical places in different governorates, leading to the lack of qualified individuals and tech startups with innovative solutions that can attract investments.