The socio-economic context has changed forever and this creates opportunities for professionals and businesses. At this stage of opportunity and change, all ideas and entrepreneurship, regardless of size or industry, must undergo essential contrast and checks before getting started. As a minimum one must ask:
Do I have the right profile to launch a business?
Do I have a clear business idea?
Do I have, or could I acquire, knowledge about the product or service that I plan to offer?
Do I know or could I learn to run a business?
Does the business I want to start have any specific legal requirement?
Do I know the market where my business and my competition will operate?
Have I thought about how to publicise my business?
Have I found out how I should protect my intellectual and industrial property?
How should I prepare my business plan and how should I adapt it for oral presentations?
Do I know the financial tools that will help me manage my business?
Do I know the appropriate legal form for my project?
For all these reasons and with a strong commitment to innovation, in the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures and SPRI, we lend the support that new business initiatives need by providing flexible, comprehensive aid, tailored to their needs, so that they can start up, grow and establish themselves successfully in the market. Prioritising technology-based and/or of advanced innovation projects (Start-ups) from the sectors defined as strategic within the Plan for Science and Technology: Industrial, Information Technology, Advanced Software Development, Biomedicine-Biosciences, Nano and Microtechnology, Language Technology and Clean and Renewable Energies. This work will be done through the Business Innovation Centres (BICs).