ASTER for Startup
ASTER has been providing support services to knowledge-based, innovative and creative start-ups based in Emilia-Romagna for 15 years.
ASTER services cover start-up business development in all stages, ranging from idea support definition, to training, consultancy, fundraising, direct grants, working spaces, networking opportunities.
The services are delivered through specific sector-based programmes or as regular activities linked to core actions such as the EmiliaRomagnaStartUp community (ERSU), the regional platform for innovative entrepreneurship (services for new companies) that gathers 434 innovative start-ups and 68 supporting organizations.
Since 2015 ASTER has run a dedicated activity in Silicon Valley including study visits, training and experience sharing addressed to the most innovative regional start-ups.
Le Serre di ASTER - accelerator programme
It provides an acceleration path including various services devoted to business creation - training, meetings, advisory services, networking - with the aim of increasing beneficiaries' skills and ability to enter and remain in the market.
Start Cup Emilia-Romagna
It is the main regional business plan competition dedicated to innovative entrepreneurial projects with a deep relation with the research results.
ASTER in Silicon Valley
Emilia-Romagna in Silicon Valley supports and promotes the two-way link between our region and Silicon Valley
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
As a new entrepreneur, you will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise elsewhere in the Participating Countries. This will ease the successful start of your business or strengthen your new enterprise. You can also benefit from access to new markets, international cooperation and potential possibilities for collaboration with business partners abroad.
The programme aims to develop knowledge and promote innovation inthematic areas relevant for climate change
It is a business plan competition for the clean-tech sector.
EIT Raw Materials
EIT Raw Materials has the ambitious vision of turning the challenge of raw materials dependence into a strategic strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and entrepreneurship.
EBN - European Business & Innovation Centre Network
EBN is a network of around 150 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. EBN is also a community of professionals whose day-to-day work helps these businesses to grow in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way.
StartInnShop - Startup Innovation Goes to Market
StartInnShop, cofunded by the European Union (H2020 program), is an one year project that supports the feasibility study of new services for startups, specifically dedicated to speed up the "go to market" process and the testing of the products in a "shop for innovation". The consortium consists of 3 innovation agencies: Aster, coordinator; Laval Mayenne Technopole (France), The Rubicon Centre (Ireland)
Is an University/business alliance cofunded by the Erasmus+ program, aiming at improve scientific entrepreneurship and focusing on young researchers, the brightest minds, with business potential untapped.