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From Startup to Growth

SCALE(up)ALPS aims to establish the Alpine Space as an innovative hub on the international level. The project focuses on one of the most critical phases of the enterprise lifecycle: the SCALING UP phase.

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WHAT IS A SCALEUP?

According to the OECD definition a “scaleup” is an enterprise with average annual growth in emplyees or turnover of over 20% per annum over a 3-year period, with more than 10 emplyees at the beginning of the period.

SCALE(UP) ALPS PROJECT

The EU-Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) aims at ensuring mutually beneficial interaction between the mountain regions at its core and the surrounding lowlands and urban areas, flexibly taking into account the functional relationships existing between these areas. The overarching challenge for the Alpine Region is to balance development and protection through innovative approaches which strengthen this area located in the center of Europe as a living space for people and nature as well as a field for economic and social activities in a sustainable way. Source

The main aims of the SCALE(up)ALPS project are to foster the scaling up of Alpine Space (AS) startups and to brand the AS as a cooperative area for innovative businesses and job creation. The project is about improving funding opportunities, finding the talent and a skilled workforce, developing leadership and facilitating access to markets.m.

  • The project connects AS ecosystem policies and communities of practice.
  • Selecting policies that expand the quantity and the quality of AS serial entrepreneurs and fast-growing scalable ventures.
  • Producing a mid-level feasibility plan with high level recommendations on start-up ecosystems’ growth and reducing fragmentation and therefore increasing collaboration across disciplines & stakeholders.
  • Designing & testing innovative public-private support schemes, matching corporates and capital, attracting talent, opening up market access and improving innovation within the entrepreneurial life cycle.
  • Torino Chamber of commerce (Italy) – Coordinator
  • Metropolitan City of Turin (Italy)
  • Veneto Innovazione (Italy)
  • Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
  • Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd (Slovenia)
  • UnternehmerTUM GmbH (Germany)
  • University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • KWF – Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (Austria)
  • IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (Austria)
  • French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry (France)
  • Regional Agency for innovation and Internationalisation of Companies in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region Alpes (France)
  • Total Eligible Costs: 1.793.944,55 EUR
  • ERDF grant: 1.424.602,12 EUR

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