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Finding the Space to Plan for Innovation

By Tim Barnes How are we to develop spaces that are best suited to 21st Century requirements for environments that encourage innovation and knowledge development and that then leads to new jobs and venture creation? A year ago, Kat Hanna of the Centre for London (CfL) produced a report on...
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Innovation Districts – One Year On

By Kat Hanna It’s been almost a year since Centre for London published Spaces to Think, a report highlighting the changing geography of London’s knowledge economy, with a focus on clusters, higher education, and the capital’s innovation ecosystem. The breadth of the knowledge economy, with its emphasis on high-skill jobs,...
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NESTA ‘Idea Bank’ for Local Policy-makers Draws on INTER-CEP Resources

Written with local policy-makers in mind, NESTA‘s new guide highlights the importance of giving entrepreneurs an edge on the local and regional levels and how this can lead to disproportionate gains for scale-up, particularly within digital entrepreneurship. Based on previous research and initiatives, including the INTER-CEP database, the new NESTA...
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Event: INTER-CEP Symposium Series

Mentoring Symposium – An Art or Science 14:00 – 17:00 24 February 2016 Location: IDEALondon, 69 Wilson St, London EC2A 2BB The first in our symposium series that looks to dismantle entrepreneurship policy fashions, trends and buzzwords. In 2014 only 12% of SME leaders had engaged with a business mentor...
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Top 9 Tech Accelerators in UK

Business Accelerator is an intensive (usually 3-months) business program, designed to rapidly grow a startup business through mentorship, networking and investment. Usually the team of entrepreneurs move to a co-working space where they receive a support for testing, developing and scaling-up their businesses. In exchange for mentorship, experts’ advice, initial...
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Measuring the Impact of a Start-up Visa

This week, President Obama will turn his focus from budget sequestration to immigration. A new Kauffman Foundation report released last week argues that making 75,000 Startup Visas available for current holders of H-1B and F-1 visas who start companies could create as much as 1.6 million U.S. jobs in the...
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5 Influential Players in Entrepreneurship Education in East Europe

We have put up a list of 5 influential institutions, initiatives and projects in the entrepreneurial sphere, based on their output towards supporting the entrepreneurship. Slovenia Start:Up Initiative Slovenia: Organised over 400 events with 13,000 entrepreneurs participated and supported more than 800 businesses. Also, Start:Up Initiative Slovenia is the only...
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“Enterprise for All” Comment

Interesting new post in the commentary section of the responses to Lord Young’s Enterprise for All report website from Catherine Brentnall, Managing Director of Ready Unlimited.  Read it here.