Innova Foster aims at leveraging startups (scalable, high-potential SMEs with less than 5 years of life) growth through their engagement into the innovation processes at local or regional level and improving their role as regional and industry innovation providers in seven European regions.
As the EU2020 Strategy underlines startups are flourishing in Europe generating growth, employment and innovative services.
Therefore, the main objective of Innova Foster project is to:
identify,share examples, ideas, solution, tailor them to regional and local needs based on strengths,implement action plans,improve regional policies,serve as documented cases for analysis to other European regions and cities.
"Traditional boundaries between manufacturing and services are increasingly being blurred and the success of industry depends very much on innovative services but regional and industrial development policies and tools still do not often take sufficient account of these changes.”