The Project

The European project “ICON WOM-EN” with the title “Integrating Innovation and Promotion Cluster Organization in WOMen Enterprises” was approved in the framework of the 1st Call for Proposals of the INTERREG VA “Cross-border Cooperation Program” between Greece and Italy ” Strengthening Research, Technological Development and Innovation “, namely Specific Objective 1.1” Delivering innovation support services and creating cross-border clusters to enhance competitiveness “with a total budget of € 812.900,10.
This project aims at developing RIS3 Regional Strategy for Smart Specialization focusing on investing in research, innovation and entrepreneurship by promoting the development of women’s entrepreneurial spirit in the regions (Western Greece, Epirus, Ionian Islands and Apulia of Italy). It also aims to develop the capabilities of local stakeholders to provide improved support for women to start up and grow businesses and support for innovative services and clusters in the cross-border area. Finally, through the project, efforts will be made to create a more favourable environment for female entrepreneurship, as through the economic independence of women, the principle of gender equality will be promoted, creating more jobs and stimulating the economy.

 

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