Europe has a lower rate of start-ups compared with other parts of the world, e.g. US and Asia. Europe has to perceive as attractive for creative and young people. There is a need to offer attractive jobs and places to live, and to boost entrepreneur’s spirit before young people are leaving our regions. We thus need to develop an attractive tailor-made ecosystem for start-ups to improve SMEs growth, entrepreneur skills and to overcome defined barriers. The partners have define that collaboration with commitment, and willingness to invest in long-term policy is important for to increase the number and quality of startups in their region.
The OSS project will work towards the main objective; Improve policies for SMEs competitiveness by enhancing advisory support services for first time entrepreneurs. OSS want to build a complete ecosystem for the entrepreneur starting new business. Every partner will contribute with an expertise and best Practices from their First Line Service (FLS) system, and when OSS is finished, the Toolbox of experience and expertise will be presented.
Together, OSS will enhance an advisory support service adapted to the needs of the entrepreneur. With the experience in each partner’s policy, and stakeholders from different levels to participate in changing the policy affecting our main objective, we anticipate to change the different regions advisory services.
OSS will look at the possibility to make the advisory services more assessable with the evolvement of digital capabilities.
OSS aim to address these topics; FLS system as a complete ecosystem; digital capabilities, mentoring and collaboration between startups and business, collaboration between different levels of governance, access to finance, and business incubation.
All the activities are created to enhance added value for the entrepreneurs and to increase the user satisfaction towards the advisory system in each region. OSS will create change through change in policy.