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VISION for Eastern Europe

An ambitious venture, using innovative solutions to create the connections between start-ups, investors and technology companies has been trialled in Cracow, Poland. The objective of VISION is to create an Internet-based system promoting rapid reconversion and development in Europe, to increase competitiveness and therefore job prospects.

The VISION Virtual Incubator, a Europe-wide network, links potential industrial reconversion sites, start-ups, venture capitalists, technopoles and local authorities. Through VISION, start-ups find customers in technopoles abroad and foreign participants find qualified suppliers in the Virtual Incubator area. Such a network could revolutionise the way industrial reconversion is carried out, and would dynamise and speed up the reconversion of industrial sites throughout Europe.

The internet allows a lot of highly-specialised services to be performed by professionals many miles away from the contractors of such services. Examples are software programming, design activities in many areas, consulting etc. However, the question of how suppliers can get organised in corporations (small or large) to offer their services, how they can find a location for their offices, financing for their start-up operations and obtain their first commercial contracts are immensely difficult (or, in many cases, simply impossible) to solve.

VISION addresses this by incorporating a number of different functionalities with a coherent user interface offering multi-lingual non-technical interfaces, a legal repository module and a company catalogue module. The system is easy to use and guides users through the process of entering the required data, formats it, and makes it available to other users via a search mechanism.


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