At an international level, the Startup Deptartment of ART-ER has a long-lasting experience in participating and coordinating European co-funded projects and initiatives. 

The main goal is to design innovative services to support the ever growing community of regional startups and business providers, favouring  internationalisation processes and facilitating the approach to foreign markets and networks.

Working together with the Emilia-Romagna Smart Specialization Strategy (S3), some of the initiatives are focused on supporting business projects and startups in specific sectors, such as the reduction of the impact on the climate changes (i.e. startups working in the clean energy, low carbon and recycling fields) and Cultural and Creative Industries

  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
    A cross-border exchange program for new or aspiring entrepreneurs wishing to acquire new skills in foreign hosting enterprises
    Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

    The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.

    Erasmus for young entrepreneurs


    A European project to identify and link-up collaborative economy realities to exploit the opportunities offered by the sharing economy

    The objective of the SHAR-EEN project is to identify and link-up collaborative economy platforms, exchange experiences with all relevant stakeholders and help European SMEs, social enterprises and other relevant actors to exploit the opportunities offered by the sharing economy.

    With the involvement of 8 EEN partners from 6 countries, the project involves the exchange of experiences and thus the design of better tuned advisory services for SMEs as well as the creation of synergies among regional platforms by mapping, identifying and selecting those European initiatives, SMEs and social enterprises, entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs with high-growth potential and ability to benefit from the shared economy based on an assessment of their needs and potential risks.

    SHAR-EEN links-up and establishes a strong cooperation with existing or new collaborative economy initiatives at regional, national or EU level and organises events to discuss the development of the collaborative economy in Europe as well as designing and delivering face-to-face and online training/mentoring services.