INNOFIN (?Strengthening Competences of Early Stage Finance?) is a subproject belonging to the SMART+ subprogram, which is financed by INTERREG IV C and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The SMART+ mini-program ( to promote entrepreneurship and to support regional entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises in the area of innovation. Distintas regions of 6 European countries (Spain, Germany, Poland, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. ) are involved in SMART+.

The main objectives of the SMART+ mini-program are as follows.

  • Promote the participation of SMEs in networks and clusters.
  • Provide them with better access to research and technological development.
  • Develop strategies to help bring innovative ideas to market.
  • Improve R&D&I capabilities and competencies through training and expert support.

The INNOFIN Project ( The main objective of the project is to strengthen the competencies of managers of financing mechanisms (public and private) in phases (mainly entrepreneurs or small businesses in their early stages of development). first entrepreneurial phases). For this purpose, the following are proposed mechanisms: exchange of experiences, knowledge, training days, etc. training and education,?

The partners and regions participating in the project are the following:

Region Country Partner
Aragon Spain ITA – Technological Institute of Aragon
Malopolska Poland MARR – Malopolska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.
Western Macedonia Greece ANKO ? Regional Development Agency of Western Macedonia

The project started in May 2011 and has an initial estimated duration of 2 years (completion in April 2013).

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