Møre and Romsdal County Council
About our project:
There is a lower rate of start-ups in Europe comparing with other parts of the world (Asia or US). There is a need to offer attractive jobs and places to live for young people. Actual condition causes that many yought leave our regions to look for better life. With this project we want to develop an attractive tailor-made ecosystem for start-ups. Its aim is to improve SMEs growth, entrepreneur skills and to overcome defined barriers. Project partners have defined that commitment and willingness to invest in long-term policy is important to increase the number and quality of startups in their region.
The main objective is to improve policies for SMEs competitiveness by enhancing advisory support services for first time entrepreneurs. As result, OSS wants to build an complete ecosystem for entrepreneurs starting new business.
How are we going to achieve it?
Every partner will contribute with an expertice and best practices from their first line service (FLS) system. When the project is finished, we will present the Toolbox of experience and expertice. We will also enhance an advisory support service adapted to the needs of the entrepreneur. With the experience in each partners policy, and stakeholders from different levels to participate in changing the policy affecting our main objective, we enticipate to change the different regions advisory services.
OSS Project methodology
What happened till now?
We're already at the end of the second semester. In first semester we've achieved pretty good results. We had a few chances to disseminate and promote our project and its assumptions. During our meeting with stakeholders in Hampshire, all of our project partners had a chance to present good practices of their regions in the subject of " Digital solution in the field of supporting start-ups". If you're interested, what subjects were discussed, read our News: https://www.interregeurope.eu/oss/news/news-article/4883/second-partnership-meeting-in-hampshire/
We might be also proud, that our project partners take part and disseminate our project in such events as:
LEAP SUMMIT, Croatia - https://www.interregeurope.eu/oss/news/news-article/5346/oss-at-leap-summit-in-croatia/ Women in Business - Female Entrepreneurs and Economic Development, Italy - https://www.interregeurope.eu/oss/news/news-article/5301/oss-at-the-women-in-business-conference/
After the third semester of Our Project implementation, we have achived some pretty important goals. During the third Partnership meeting in Bulgaria, we have chosen some important regional Good Practices regarding the subject of mentoring:
Norwegian - Innovation Norway;English - MENTOR-NET;Spanish - the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Motril,
Slovenian - CEEDPolish - Start in Podkarpackie.
The Norwegian Good Practice - My business tool - has been accepted by experts and published on Policy Learning Platform - Link here.