Creation of support network for SMEs, including start - ups and
scale - ups »SUPPORT NETWORK FOR 3S« with partner
institutions can be a useful model and tool to faciliate inovative
entreprenurial spirit in different economic environments.
The initiative stems from the European Commission's needs and
guidelines to strengthen partnerships between "policymakers"
and other national financial promotional institutions to support
entrepreneurship, as countries from individual geographically
and strategically linked European regions need to connect in
finding synergy effects in supporting SMEs, start up ecosystems
and support innovation systems for fast-growing companies.
Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) is a public financial fund and a
national promotional financial intermediary, which offers
favourable financial incentives for small and medium sized
enterprises (SMEs), start-up and scale ups - hight tech fast
growing innovative companies (3S) in Slovenia to help them
develop and grow. SEF offers a wide range of financial
incentives for each development phase in the life cycle of
the company, such as grants for startups, seed capital, venture
capital, microcredits and guarantees for bank loans.
SEF also presents a strong element in Support network for 3S
in Slovenia and has created a successful partnerships with other
partners such as policy makers, financial partners, support
organisations and services and research and education
But for the future success of different EU regions it is crucial to
create a support network not only on the national level but also a
support network on the inter - regional level. This kind of
network should represent the cooperation and partnership among
the partner support institutions and this partnership should also
influence the cooperation among companies (3S - SMEs, startups
and scaleups) from the connected region.