SMART CAFÉ in Venice: Innovative enterprises and employment

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Veneto Innovazione and Veneto Region jointly organised a SMART CAFÉ.

The meeting took place on March 9th 2012 in the Hotel Garden Inn – Venice and involved stakeholders supporting innovative businesses start-ups and operating in the job market sectors, and also regional policy makers.

The SMART CAFÉ is a flexible and informal working group methodology that is designed to collect the participants demands on predetermined topics.

The topic selected for the venetian SMART CAFÉ was “Innovative enterprises and employment” and the participants were split in three different working groups with the following sub-topics:

  • Financial instruments in support of innovative start-ups;
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation culture;
  • Finding markets for innovative enterprises’ products and services.

The meeting involved 20 participants and produced different interesting inputs for the next activities and for the choice of a specific thematic field on which focus on.