Through our involvement during the last decades in EU funded research and innovation projects, we have witnessed that promising scientific outcomes often fail to enter the market. On the one hand risks associated with scaling-up usually, hinder real-scale demonstration of the viability and market potential of innovative and on the other hand, the lack of business and marketing experience of scientists and inventors also impede the uptake of promising research and innovation results.
In order to address these challenges, ViLabs fosters entrepreneurial thinking, bridging the gap between an idea conception to a product and/or service. ViLabs supports scientists, technological start-ups and social entrepreneurs with a real impact potential to materialize their vision and move their idea from intention to practice, through Innovation support and exploitation, Knowledge diffusion, software R&D and Management services.
Knowledge diffusion services
ViLabs can support women web entrepreneurs in Europe. ViLabs has been actively worked in this field together with the seven experienced organisations to facilitate the knowledge sharing between relevant stakeholders of the European web entrepreneurs’ ecosystems and provide dedicated services for women. In this respect, together they received funding from the European Union (WeHubs project – No 645497), studied and finally implemented a workplan to provide support to women web entrepreneurs in Europe.
Software R&D services
ViLabs focused its research activities to develop the WeHubs Training platform and extensively promote it. Within the two-year-period ViLabs managed to create an online community of more than 650 active members including BSOs, WWEs, Women Associations, and mentors.
Innovation support and exploitation services
ViLabs directly benefits by networking with several EU projects, by exploiting business collaborations, enlarging the collaboration network and keeping track of the ICT state of the art in the European Union. Currently, ViLabs has an extensive network of Innovation Networks, and it is the leader of the ‘woman web entrepreneurship’ hub in Greece and Cyprus, Clusters, Research centers, Industry and CSOs to enhance the entrepreneurship support services offered.