Knowledge transfer in areas of companies’ innovation and creation during the visit of Alvaro Simon in the Staffordshire’s’ BIC
23/07/2014 BIC Euronova | General
The last 21th July the Director of BIC Euronova and President of the European Network EBN, Alvaro Simon, visited the BIC of Staffordshire (England), in the frame of a research study that he is carrying out to analyze the models of incubation in Europe.
During his visit, Alvaro Simon was received by the director of the Staffordshire’s BIC, Geoff Riley, in order to know first-hand the extensive career of this English BIC, as well as the cases of success there from its beginning.
In this way, Alvaro Simon had the chance to meet personally the business men and entrepreneurs of this incubation center which follows the same model as the CEEI of Malaga BIC Euronova and also belongs to the European Network EBN, thereby obtaining the achieved results in there. Dates of companies creation, employment, participation in projects, as well as percentages of survival, consolidation and ways of internationalization, among others, were provided during the meeting.
This visit which had the aim of an Exchange of good practices and knowledge transfer in the innovation areas and enterprises creation, are part of the actions taken in the frame of the study about the models of incubation carried out by the director of BIC Euronova during his stay in the centenary University of Stafforshire (England)
EBN is the European Network of BICs (European Business and Innovation Centers Network), European association created in 1984 as an initiative of the European Commission that groups more than 250 European Centers of Enterprises and Innovation (CEEI) and similar organizations like incubators, innovation centers and business centers around Europe. Nowadays, EBN is chaired by Alvaro Simon, general director of the CEEI of Malaga BIC Euronova, European Center of Enterprises and Innovation of Malaga that belongs to EBN from its beginning.
The CEEIs (European Centers of Enterprises and Innovation) or BICs (Business and Innovation Centre) are bodies that promote the innovation and the business spirit, driving the creation of new enterprises and thereby contributing to the economic development and industrial. The EBN network is an umbrella organization that provides help and support to all the CEEIs/BICs of Europe, by acting as an interface with other organizations as the European Commission, sharing its experience as well as fomenting the exchange of good practices.