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21 Dec 2015
Launched 2 Pilot Projects directed to New Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups in Slovenia
Initiatives by Primorska Technology Park (Šempeter pri Gorici, SI)

From October 2015, SMART INNO Partner Primorska Technology Park is running 2 pilot projects within the framework of SMART INNO project:

The first one is an Entrepreneurship experiment, in which specific needs of Slovene existing and potential entrepreneurs (researchers, innovators, innovative individuals /groups) and startups at all stages of the entrepreneurial process have been addressed. For this reason a customized program evaluating the intention to launch a start up has been developed, consisting of:

  • workshops,
  • mentorship & coaching,
  • business project evaluation/ideas,
  • meetings & events (presentation of projects/ideas, networking).

The main pilot project objective is to build the capacity of potential and existing entrepreneurs to develop ideas into sustainable business models, improve their RDI capacity and competitiveness as well to prepare them to pitch to potential investors. 

The second pilot project is the "Start:up Nova Gorica": a new partnership model for fostering innovation through collaboration

The pilot is about developing a concept and establish an open networking platform named Start:up Nova Gorica that will involve many players that form regional business ecosystem.  The networking platform will evolve stakeholders from quadruple helix in regional business ecosystem.The principal aim of the pilot networking platform is to connect the possibilities (programs, workshops, events, mentors, good practices etc.)  and stakeholders (incubators, accelerators, technology parks, R&I institutions, universities, mentors, investors, business angels etc.) for fostering innovative ideas into new products, services and processes within existing and new start-up and spin-off companies. The networking platform will operate as an open platform (new partners from quadruple helix model will be welcomed).

The main pilot project objective is to develop and test a new cooperation network model, and build it on regional level in order to achieve high-level competitiveness and regional economic development. The networking platform model could be a good example of making quadruple helix model partnership in regional business ecosystem.

You can access the pilot web platform at the following link: 

and by Facebook at

For more information on the 2 initiatives, please contact:

Ms. Tanja Kožuh