EntrepreneurshipIn Research Areas Category
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 the lack of business and marketing experience of scientists and inventors also solutions 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 through the provision of a set of entrepreneurship and innovation support services. 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 practise.
ViLabs actively engaged with other start-up ecosystems, universities and governments to jointly develop and implement ICT projects and help innovative start- ups to scale. In this respect together with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network, Founder Institute Europe, Media deals, INTERINNOV, VILABS, EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY (ECWT) FORENING, Enterprising Women, and BERYTECH FOUNDATION jointly studied and implemented a workplan to provide support to women web entrepreneurs in Europe. The aim is to facilitate knowledge sharing between relevant stakeholders of the European web entrepreneurs’ ecosystems and provide dedicated services for women including access to relevant events, platforms and support structures.