Entrepreneurship & Development

Tools for Entrepreneurship & Development Support

◦ Science & Technology Parks

What does VK Premium offer

VK Premium undertakes the consulting, preparation, submission and administration of the overall process until delivery of the Entrepreneurship & Development program.

Proven track record

- Assisted Ministries (Development, Education, Energy) and Organizations (Regions, Municipalities).

- Exploited the available European Commission funding mechanisms & tools such as:

  • European Territorial Cooperation Programs,
  • Black Sea Community Imitative Program,
  • Pre Accession Instrument,
  • Horizon 2020, EBRD, EIB (European Investment Bank) etc.

About the service

Science and/or Technology Parks are organized industrial complexes, whose mission is to increase the wealth of its community and its primary function is to support businesses that operate in innovative sectors and offer hi-tech products and services.

The objectives of a Science and Technology park are to:

  • Promote research - business linkages and Technology Transfer
  • Support entrepreneurship through creation of spin-off firms
  • Job creation (highly skilled personnel)
  • Attract new technology based enterprise financing into the region
  • Facilitate synergies between firms and HEI and promote clustering
  • Improve the performance of the local economy
  • Enhance competitiveness of new as well as existing firms
  • Improve innovation index of region via promoting innovation culture

◦ Business Incubators

What does VK Premium offer

VK Premium undertakes the consulting, preparation, submission and administration of the overall process until delivery of the whole Business Incubator project.

About the service

Business incubation is an organization that helps entrepreneurs to develop their ideas in a framework that has been established to help them. It takes them systematically from inception through to launch and beyond. Incubators nurture young firms, helping them to survive and grow during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable.

The objectives of a Business incubator are to:

  • Close commercialization gap by exploitation of research results
  • Combat unemployment through new business development
  • Support regional economies or economies under recession
  • Promote entrepreneurial culture, support of entrepreneurship
  • Avoid braid drain effect

◦ Technology Transfer Centers

What does VK Premium offer

  • Turnkey solutions -> from vision to reality
  • Development of Regional Innovation Strategies, public/private partnerships
  • Innovation & feasibility, business planning
  • Incubator & cluster -> closing the gap of academia and the private sector.


Proven track record

- Assisted Ministries (Development, Education, Energy) and Organizations (Regions, Municipalities).

- Exploited the available European Commission funding mechanisms & tools such as:

  • European Territorial Cooperation Programs,
  • Black Sea Community Imitative Program,
  • Pre Accession Instrument,
  • Horizon 2020, EBRD, EIB (European Investment Bank) etc.

About the service

A technology transfer center’s major function is to create links between the worlds of science and business and to commercialize scientific outputs. They contribute strongly to the increase in innovation and competitiveness of enterprises and regional economies.

The objectives of a Technology transfer center are to:

  • Support businesses to seek expert input on commercial and new business ventures at no out of pocket cost to them.
  • Work with regional businesses in their efforts to commercialize new or patentable technologies.
  • Conduct research studies that will enhance the competitiveness of businesses.
  • Assist students to gain important and meaningful real world experience while participating businesses receive valuable research.
  • Promote technologies and innovations grown in region to draw worldwide attention, attracting other businesses while improving local economy.

◦ Business Clusters

What does VK Premium offer

  • Turnkey solutions -> from vision to reality
  • Development of Regional Innovation Strategies, public/private partnerships
  • Innovation & feasibility, business planning
  • Incubator & cluster -> closing the gap of academia and the private sector.


Proven track record

- Assisted Ministries (Development, Education, Energy) and Organizations (Regions, Municipalities). - Exploited the available European Commission funding mechanisms & tools such as:
  • European Territorial Cooperation Programs,
  • Black Sea Community Imitative Program,
  • Pre Accession Instrument,
  • Horizon 2020, EBRD, EIB (European Investment Bank) etc.

About the service

Clusters are “Geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, firms in related industries, and associated institutions (for example universities, standards agencies, and trade associations) in particular fields that compete but also co-operate.”

The objectives of a Business Cluster are to:

  • Improve information flows and levels of expertise by providing sourcing companies with a greater depth to their supply chain.
  • Promote the ability of firms to draw together complementary skills in order to bid for large pieces of work.
  • Attain economies of scale by further specializing production within each firm, by joint purchasing of common raw materials.
  • Strengthen social and other informal links, leading to the creation of new ideas and new businesses.
  • Common support functions such as development of infrastructure, legal, financial and other specialist services

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