The SMecoMP project includes a pre-incubator arena in order to support new entrepreneurs to present their eco-innovative ideas and elaborate them with the ultimate aim of developing new eco ventures and business. It provides counselling and mentoring support, hosted within the Eco-Innovation Entrepreneurship (EIE) Laboratories.
The EIE Laboratories are designed to provide opportunities for promoting the set up of innovative, growth-producing SMEs. They are aimed at:-
- Young entrepreneurs: to receive training, coaching and mentoring that will improve their abilities to function effectively as entrepreneurs or in an entrepreneurial capacity, with the purpose of pursuing their personal ventures and propagating relevant values and knowledge
- Students: to acquire enhanced skills that will allow them to think creatively, be innovative, develop an awareness of intellectual assets and enhanced capacity to manage and exploit them, with the purpose of launching their own enterprise.