The Municipality of Reggio Emilia has hosted a Transfer Workshop on Vit Emprende, presented by IVACE as a good practice during the study visit in Valencia in December 2017. A network of innovative entrepreneurs launched by the Municipality, Vit Emprende aims to improve the ecosystem of start-ups, through strategies and programs for the attraction of talents, companies and investors, with the aim of promoting the economy of Valencia, in synergy with the Valencian Association of Start-ups.

The workshop, organized by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia in collaboration with the E35 Foundation, saw the participation of the Reggio players belonging to the world of business, research and innovation (Unindustria, Legacoop, Cna, Crpa, Reggio Children, Unimore, Stu Reggiane, REI, Aster, Food Innovation Program, Impact Hub).

The meeting was a unique opportunity for a concrete and participatory process of confrontation among the actors of the territory on future actions to be carried out, in the light of suggestions and examples illustrated by the Spanish experts.

Local policy makers were also involved in a round table with Vit Emprende representatives to discuss challenges and opportunities of attractiveness activities and strategies based on startups and innovation. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia presented its distinctive competencies and policies with a focus on the Innovation Park and analyzed with the Valencian guests the nuts and bolts of innovative ecosystems as lever to attract talents and competences.