Acceleration of business support ecosystem (ACCESS)


Project no.: LT-PL-4R-301

Project description:

Project aims to promote business creation, development, innovativeness and cooperation through improved business support services in Kaunas, Marijampolė regions of Lithuania and Suwalski, Białostocki subregions of Poland. Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts, Bialystok University of Technology and Office of the Board of the Association of Bialystok Functional Area have joined efforts for: 1. Entrepreneurship ecosystem acceleration aimed at ecosystem development stakeholders’ skills improvement, engaging stakeholders to contribute to the ecosystem building, monitoring and data driven strategical decisions making; contributing to creation of new business financing opportunities of early stage investments in project’s activity regions. 2. Creation and piloting of early stage pre-acceleration program, including consulting, trainings for good practice of launching entrepreneur, joint trainings for good practice of accelerating new business entities for project target audience: youth, adults, silver entrepreneurs with the aim to create own business, SMEs to boost their ideas towards successful growth, overall society with the aim to start business, web platform will be upgraded with interactive online courses and partners’ entrepreneurship specialists’ skills improvement.

Project funding:

2014-2020 Interreg V-A Lithuania-Poland Cooperation Programme

Project results:

1. Upgraded web platform,
2. Prepared and tested pre-acceleration program “Practice guide how to launch new business;
3. Guidelines “Practice guide how to accelerate business support organizations”.

Period of project implementation: 2020-06-01 - 2021-11-30

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Project partners: Bialystok University of Technology, Kaunas Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts

Gintarė Ambrozaitytė

2020 - 2021

Entrepreneurship Development Office, National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre