- The University takes part, together with seven other institutions from Spain, France, and Portugal, in a European initiative that aims to provide financing for enterprises in Southwestern Europe.
- Participants must be entrepreneur SMEs established between 2008 and 2016, with proven innovation, that need financing for a new project.
- The Top 10 candidates will receive personal consulting advice. 3 finalists will be selected, which will be awarded access to a financing desk specifically set for their project.
Keeping SMEs and entrepreneurs that need financing to grow in mind, the Smart Finance European initiative and Universidad San Jorge announce the first edition of the Smart Finance Contest, aimed at enterprises established between 2008 and 2016, with proven innovation, that need financing for a new project.
The finalists will have access to a financing desk specifically set for their projects, which will provide the training and tools needed to carry out the project. Those three finalists will be selected from a shortlist of ten candidates, which will enjoy personal consulting advice to prepare the presentation of their enterprise and project before the jury.
This international contest is included in the Smart Finance programme, aimed to offer enterprises and entrepreneurs in Southwestern Europe (in the regions of the SUDOE space) financing alternatives, personalised advice, monitoring, and training.
Researchers from the Computers Engineering degree and the Business Administration and Management degree at Universidad San Jorge take part in this programme, together with other seven institutions from Spain, France, and Portugal. These are: the Oviedo Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services, and Navigation (which coordinates the project), the Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Services, and Navigation of the Autonomous Region of Valencia, the Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services, and Navigation, the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the National Agency of Innovation of Portugal and the National Association of Young Businessmen of Portugal.
Deadline for Applications: 12th September
Rules and requirements to participate in the first edition of the Smart Finance Contest can be checked on the website, where you can fill in the registration form too: http://es.smartfinanceplatform.eu/concurso Among those rules and requirements, enterprises must be located in the SUDOE space (including all Spanish Autonomous Regions, except Canaries, the French regions of Auvergne, Occitanie, and Nouvelle Aquitaine, the continental regions of Portugal, Gibraltar, and the Principality of Andorra).
Applications can be submitted until 12th September 2018. Then, a jury formed by experts in financing, business, and entrepreneurship will select the best 10 candidates, which will participate in the above mentioned consulting advice plan. 3 finalists will be selected in October 2018, and then they will be trained for their financing desk, which will take place on 24th October.
Transnational platform for accessing to and managing financing: es.smartfinanceplatform.eu