Greece & Italy share common challenges and needs for innovative solutions!
Tourism is a strategic sector for Greece and Apulia Region. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP in Greece was the 17% of GDP in 2014 and 10% of GDP in Italy (source The World Travel & Tourism Council). Tourism can directly benefit from new business ideas promoting public-private partnership expanding the market developing sustainable tourism services/goods and solving the problem of seasonality.
The sector of design as part of the creative industries has a great potential for the Cross-Border Area. Design in terms of graphic design web-digital design fashion design interior and industrial design is a significant sector for Apulia Region for number of employees and turnover and started increasingly attracting attention in Greece. This sector can benefit from the Project by providing training coaching and mentoring filling up the lack of information in the Cross-Border systems.
eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. E-health is expected to undergo an exponential growth in the next years creating jobs
new services and wellbeing.
Blue growth is a pillar for both economies of Italy & Greece. YESS Project aims to tackle innovative maritime and marine businesses by promoting sustainable economic development employment and business opportunities in the blue economy including aquaculture and fisheries.
Social innovations are new strategies concepts ideas and organizations that aim to meet social needs with the goal of extending and strengthening civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation such as open source methods and innovations which have a social purpose.
YESS (Young entrepreneurship Startup School) Project aims at creating the first Cross-Border (CB) incubator between Greece & Italy. Our aim is the promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit and the incubation of new companies and the economic development of the regions. We are seeking for innovative start-ups mainly in the fields of tourism, design, blue growth and e-health. The incubator will provide most of its services both through physical and virtual environment
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June 27, 2019
Announcement The Interreg YESS consortium would like to thank you for your interest in the YESS – Young Entrepreneurship Startup School Project! […]
The YESS incubation targets to inspire the youth with the entrepreneurship spirit and create, mature and scale their ideas.
We want to help startups at pre-seed & pre-incubation level to validate their ideas!
We help established startups to scale and to expand in Italy & Greece, reducing their risk of failure!
We want to inspire youth with entrepreneurship spirit to mature their ideas and establish their startup!
For this purpose we will target in three different categories of beneficiaries: a) U-21 Youth where with summer schools and business game competitions we will try to inspire them to initiate a startup b) Startups at pre-seed level that want to validate their idea to the market in order to receive feedback and create a marketable product. We will help them with mentoring and extensive training to mature their idea so that it can be presented in front of investors. c) Seed Level startups. Startups at this stage that want to scale, can benefit with key networking in both Italy & Greece and from the YESS Innovation Funding Network where can seek for investors for next stages from both countries.