FANBEST launches a coaching service for SMEs

The FAN-BEST Coach Network is designed to provide support to SMEs that carry out innovative projects within the Blue Economy sector, making possible the start and scale-up phase. No matter if you are an entrepreneur or an already existing SME, this program is for you.

There are two main factors that undermine the innovation capacity of the SMEs that mainly compose the Blue Economy sectors in the Atlantic Area: the disconnection between the business environment and the innovation system and the difficulty for the companies linked to the maritime economy to access external financing.

The main objective of the FAN-BEST Coach Network is to select, coach and monitor at least 7 innovation projects from the Atlantic Blue Economy sectors, so that the technologies and innovations “made in Atlantic regions” can reach the market turning into successful business projects. All the FAN-BEST partners will collaborate with this program, being in charge of the selection process and providing the coach to the beneficiaries, monitoring the whole process.

Some of the main tasks to be carried out is to provide information, advice and coaching to SMEs so that they can learn more about all key strategic aspects concerning the project as IP, marketing, commercial, technological, financing and human resources, as well as the available financing opportunities, which are the instruments and grants more suitable among all the wide landscape of programs and instruments from local to international level, in order to help them to achieve the appropriate financing.

You can find more information on our page dedicated to the coach service.