Focus, high specialization is a different approach for fostering techno entrepreneurhip.
Fostering the creation of high-growth companies trough specialized and focalised entrepreneurship programs.
Our aim is to spread the tech-startups phenomenon that Barcelona is concentrating to medium and small municipalities in our region. Instead of looking for massive programs, we address very specific and focalized areas. For instance technology applied to beaches, technology applied to leisure parks, technology applied to endurance… The programs consist of 2 parts:
1) A formative piece of 150 hours, where the programs deal with these subjects:
- 10-15 opportunities & necessities in that field
- Technologies that can be applied for solving the necessities
- Global market for the startups that would like to address those necessities
2) The second part is a tutorial scheme, when the projects advance and the startups are already created

Resources needed

Human resources.

Evidence of success

Now, in the currently edition, we have 10 programs already working. Our aim is to have 20 programs in Catalonia in 3 years.

Potential for learning or transfer

It is quickly transferrable to other public administrations (or even private actors like accelerators and incubators).
Main institution
Regional Government of Cataluña
Cataluña, Spain (España)
Start Date
January 2016
End Date


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