About this good practice
Mobilize more good entrepreneurs in Møre og Romsdal - and through increase the supply of good projects (start-up talents and students) for incubators and business parks. A better and more visible entrepreneurial support in Møre og Romsdal.
Experience internationally and nationally shows that living in a strong professional environment that offers common working communities and meeting places for student companies, entrepreneurs and growth companies, provides a faster and more sustainable business development. Increased interaction between people leads to increased competence transfer and network building, which in turn increases value creation.ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena stimulates networking and interaction between existing businesses, experts and the entrepreneurs who actively use the innovation arena. The opening of ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena has triggered a large number of delegations and individual companies visiting NMK and Campus Ålesund. At ÅKP, the incubator is located in ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena Start Up Lab. In the preincubation phase, the incubator provides up to 10 hours of free counseling. The opening of the innovation arena was also the starting point for redesigning ÅKP's Start Up and Scale Up business, ÅKP is now implementing MIT's renowned entrepreneurship methodology. ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena in itself, combined with an increased range of services has led to increased capture of ideas for our Start Ups.
1000 EUR0 for 10 start-up MODELS SUMMARY 1. An agreement is entered into with the entrepreneur / start-up company for pre-incubation - The agreement includes free advice over a certain number of months (6) and access to the innovation arena and their experts in clusters. Budget 10 000 EURO
Evidence of success
The practice have ensure more student and entrepreneurial companies with growth potential access from rural area to the vibrant innovation environment (market, competence and methodology) on Campus Ålesund. Performance targets The practice had ensure more student and entrepreneurial companies with growth potential access to the vibrant innovation environment (market, competence and methodology) on Campus Ålesund. Policyinstrument from Møre and Romsdal County.
Potential for learning or transfer
This is relevant when you want to establish a complete ecosystem for start-ups in rural area. When you want to boost student start-ups an start ups with talent who need market access, expertice, competence and methodology. Collaborators .ÅKP is a total provider of services related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship development. ÅKP's range of services ranges from first-line services such as consulting and case processing related to 7 municipalities in the county, incubator activities (Start Up), advice to established companies that want to further develop and scale up the business (Scale Up), and cluster operations. via Blue Legasea and GCE Blue Maritime. After The ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena also opened, it have been an arena for investors and banks and etablished companies.