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The Smart Guide to Innovation-Based Incubators (IBI)

Innovation-based incubation is not the most recent subject in Europe per se. it is over a quarter of a century that the European Commission has triggered the phenomena through the establishment of policies and actions aimed at boosting innovation within Europe as a method to support regional development practices and SME competitiveness.
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Innovation-based incubation is not the most recent subject in Europe per se. it is over a quarter of a century that the European Commission has triggered the phenomena through the establishment of policies and actions aimed at boosting innovation within Europe as a method to support regional development practices and SME competitiveness.

It is nowadays possible to understand what are the key elements of their success, what to take into consideration when a region, or a local territory, is thinking to resort to this tool to strengthen and carry out policies for innovation and SME support, and, mostly, what to do and what not to do when positioning, engineering and organizing an innovation-based incubator (IBI).

The aim of the Guide is to provide the local stakeholders of a region including the Managing Authorities of Cohesion Policy Funds an insight on the scopes of IBIs and on the paths and steps needed to set up successful ones.