We focus in 5 Sectors
We want the biggest impact in the Cross-Border Area of Greece - Italy
For this purpose we focus in 5 thematic areas namely Tourism, Design, eHealth, Blue Growth & Social Innovation. These areas present a common interest for Greece & Italy and we are interest to support them!
Our team is open - but not limited - to ideas in the 5 sectors below. If you have an innovative idea in one of the following sector contact us directly. Don't miss the chance to implement your idea in two countries simultaneously, while you can meet investor from both countries. We believe in extroversion and we are here to make it happen!
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.
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.
We are open to collaborations!
Are you a start-up? Are you key Expert that can act as a mentor on the above topics? Are you a fund seeking for portfolio companies in one of the above sectors? If yes, please fill in your contact details!