WORKSHOPS FOR THE CREATION OF NETWORKS CONNECTING ENTERPRISES BASED IN THE APENNINES
In 2018 Fondazione Edoardo Garrone successfully implemented for the first time the networking workshops for young enterprises based in the Apennines. Thanks to ReStartApp per il centro Italia (ReStartApp for Central Italy), around 20 enterprises are now taking part in networking projects. By sharing skills, resources and processes, these enterprises have started interacting and cooperating at a local level, going beyond mere production-related aspects and, de facto, significantly contributing to the growth of the entire region.
As part of Progetto Appennino, Imprese in rete (Networked enterprises) has joined the enterprise acceleration programme Vitamine in azienda (Company vitamins) and the long-standing ReStartApp project, the start-up incubator for young aspiring entrepreneurs based in mountain areas. The outcome is an integrated, flexible, individualised system of different education and training tools aimed at relaunching the local economy.
This is a free-of-charge, individualised programme offering consultancy and coaching to promote the creation and strengthening of networking projects between and among enterprises operating in the Apennines.
The workshop includes 7 dedicated meetings led by consultants and coaches, during which the enterprises wishing to set up a new networking project or to strengthen an existing one will be able to jointly develop a multi-year strategic project.
A Group of enterprises sharing the opportunity to create a network in order to meet common needs, while also maximising the performance of individual businesses. The network can include enterprises based in the same geographic area, selling the same products or operating in the same sector.
What does “networking” mean?
• Centralising processes and procedures
• Sharing knowledge and skills
We are looking for formal/informal groups of enterprises based in the Umbria and Marche region Apennines, preferably run by young entrepreneurs under the age of 40
Outlining a multi-year networking project defining specific objectives, strategies, actions and economic-financial forecasts
Developing a business plan that will promote and speed up the creation and development of the networking project itself