Creating Innovation Ecosystem for Support of Employability Opportunities of IT Young Talents in the Cross-Border Region

Website Not implemented yet
Priority axis Development and Support of Local Economy
Specific Objective Create employment opportunities for educated graduates by exploiting comparative advantages of the cross-border area, preferably with the use of innovative tools and practices
Call 2nd Call for Project Proposals (Targeted & Restricted)
Start date April 1, 2022
Lead Partner Association of Information Technology companies of Northern Greece
Partners Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development Preda Plus
Centre for Development of the Vardar Planning Region
Budget 914.936,81 €
The project aims to upgrade on the capitalized results from EMPLOYOUTH project with new innovative support ecosystem for employment of IT young talents such as: corporate innovation, co-working and co-living services and transfer of transnational experiences.
The project aims to strengthen and support of the cross-border innovation and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship through provision of rich offer for IT young talents such as skills development,  links to corporate enterprises interested to either employ them or/and support their start-up idea, provision of co-living/co-working spaces attractive for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers and digital nomads, a series of promotional, networking activities and possibilities for professional engagement through digital directory.
Additionally, the project aims at boosting innovation-driven culture in cross-border area through practicing new tools that lead to youth employment: 1) corporate startups networking and 2) hackathon events that attract IT young talents to work on problem solution while mentored and coached and 3) experience exchange through technology forums.

Specific objectives of the project are:
• To qualify people to find and to manage a company on their own, to pursue freelance career and/or remote work
• To create a “culture of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship” based on innovation
• To invest on human capital as one of the most valuable resources of the cross-border area for promoting economic activities
• To create co-living and/or co-working space that will support employment of freelancers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads in cross-border area
• To create an ecosystem that allows innovation to flourish on its own
• To stimulate interconnection between entrepreneurial thinking and innovation as a vehicle for economic and social cohesion
• To build relationships between startups and corporate sector so as to integrate innovation in the productive sectors of the economy
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