Promoting Entrepreneurship in Organic and Large Area Electronics in Europe: Issues and Recommendations

Jari Kettunen, Ilkka Kaisto, Gerrit Weisenborn, Ed van den Kieboom, Riku Rikkola, Raimo Korhonen

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Abstract

This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations produced in the Entrepreneurship Work Packages of two EU-funded projects, Opera and PolyMap. The overall objective of both projects was to enhance the competitiveness of Europe in the field of organic and large area electronics (OLAE) by facilitating co-operation between European OLAE competence clusters. The specific objective of the Entrepreneurship Work Packages was to promote entrepreneurship and, in particular, to identify and help tackle the various business development challenges of European start-ups and SMEs operating in the area. The report provides an overview of the OLAE value chains and markets and a detailed analysis of the identified business development challenges. In addition, the report issues practical, hands-on recommendations for organising entrepreneur training and mentoring, for facilitating start-up and SME access to finance, and for developing the OLAE business ecosystem in Europe. Opera and PolyMap projects received funding from the 7th European Framework Programme. For detailed project descriptions, please visit http://quadriga-org.eu/index.php?id= 11&lang=EN.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages85
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7705-7
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7704-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
Number2579
ISSN1235-0605

Keywords

  • organic and large area electronics
  • entrepreneurship
  • business development
  • training
  • mentoring
  • finance
  • competitiveness
  • Europe

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    Kettunen, J., Kaisto, I., Weisenborn, G., Kieboom, E. V. D., Rikkola, R., & Korhonen, R. (2011). Promoting Entrepreneurship in Organic and Large Area Electronics in Europe: Issues and Recommendations. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2579 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2011/T2579.pdf