Invitalia: Smart & Start Italia

“ Smart & Start Italia ” is a funding scheme aimed at supporting the creation and development of innovative, high-tech start-ups throughout the country, to stimulate a new entrepreneurial culture linked to the digital economy, to enhance the results scientific and technological research. The following subjects are considered eligible for [...]

Public research bodies in Sardinia: the University of Cagliari

The University of Cagliari actively works with the entrepreneurial world, in particular with regional companies, through a series of exchanges constantly enriched by new ideas and innovative networking initiatives, ranging from applied research to technological transfer. The interaction process between the University of Cagliari and the “planet enterprise” rests on [...]

Beyond sanctions: to invest and to export Italian products to Russia

In March 2014, the European Union imposed restrictive measures against Russia in response to the Ukrainian crisis. The Russian Federation responded by imposing measures against the European Union and its Member States (in addition to the United States, Canada, Norway and Australia). The European sanctions against Russia have been extended [...]

Island business incubators

In Sardinia several business incubators have been opened to improve the chances of success of new business initiatives. Incubators are protected environments where brilliant ideas can be transformed into business. Defined by the European Union as “the organisation that accelerates and systematizes the process of creating new businesses by providing [...]

A focus on the Research Centres in Sardinia

The main Research Centres in Sardinia are located in the SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, in the CNR (National Research Council) facilities and in AGRIS (Agency for research In Agriculture) . SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK It is a system of advanced infrastructures and services for technological innovation and valorisation of research. [...]

The COSME financial instruments: funding opportunities for European SMEs

Over the last few years, the European Union has increasingly focused on businesses, in particular on SMEs. In June 2008, the European Commission adopted the “ Small Business Act ” in order to promote entrepreneurship and to foster the economic and employment growth of SMEs. SMEs are also mentioned in [...]

Ministry of Industry and Economic development- Guarantee fund for SMEs

The Guarantee Fund for small and medium-sized enterprises is aimed at facilitating access to credit for SMEs by granting a public guarantee . The company obtains financing without additional guarantees (real, insurance or banking) on the amount covered by the Fund. Eligible costs Productive Investments(IP), Services (S), Training (F), Fairs [...]

Loans to SMEs: the Nuova Sabatini starts again

The Ministry of Economic Development has reactivated the submission of applications for "Nuova Sabatini". The “Nuova Sabatini” is a facilitating instrument aimed at supporting the companies that request five-year bank loans for the purchase of machinery, plants and equipment. The new financial resources allocated by the Budget Law 2017 sum [...]