Playpark application


Playpark Rijeka

Here is opportunity! and you can apply for a free six-month program that includes workshops, business consulting and business space. The second generation will have the opportunity to develop an idea in the partner CERIecon PlayPark in Verona! 

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CERIecon Finals Stuttgart 2018

Young entrepreneurs from all around Central Europe competed against each other on 22nd and 23rd of February 2018 as part of a Startup contest in Stuttgart. The teams showed their extremely diverse business ideas in front ....

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CERIecon - Project duration

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Target groups

Education/training centre and school

Business support organisation

National public authority

Local public authority

Sectoral agency

Higher education and research


Regional public authority

Interest groups including NGOs

Funding initiatives (e.g. business angels, crowdfunding )

Change is still needed to make the cities and regions in central Europe better places to work and live. Daring young entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas could contribute considerably to this change. But they cannot. Factors such as a lack of an entrepreneurial culture and mind-set leading to a limited interest in entrepreneurship are hampering their efforts. There is also inadequate training to improve their skills and entrepreneurial competences and innovation in general is being hampered by the lingering effects of the historical east-west divide and the recent economic crisis through an underinvestment in R&D. And yet, entrepreneurs must be empowered to create change; they “form the majority of business entities and are the biggest employers” in central Europe. 

“It is important to provide, at regional level, the right mix of financial and non-financial support to assist entrepreneurs to create new firms.” "And this is the goal of CERIecon. By mid-2019, the project will contribute to a change in the way entrepreneurs are inspired, trained and supported through a balanced package of strategies, actions plans, pilot actions, training, and tools to create new-type comprehensive regional innovation ecosystems in seven Central Europe regions. With their three-step logical project approach (Development – Implementation – Improvement), they want entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to benefit the most from what they do. But also their regions will benefit because from now on regional smart specialisation strategies will be further used to develop novel technologies, and brilliant products and services for economic and social innovation.”