IN-ER - Incubator Network Emilia-Romagna

IN-ER - Incubator Network Emilia-Romagna

The ecosystem supporting the creation of innovative enterprises in Emilia-Romagna is composed by a large number of different actors (incubators, accelerators, technology transfer offices, public bodies, etc.) which are all part of the EmiliaRomagnaStartup network.
Within this context, several initiatives and services arisen with the dual purpose of:

  • promoting the entrepreneurial culture focusing on high technological innovation level
  • support startups and young teams wishing to develop an innovative business in the region

IN-ER, the Emilia-Romagna Incubator Network is the network that brings together the incubators in the region with the aim of standardize and improve services offered to startups and interact as a single interlocutor with foreign entities and institutions. The network is supported by ART-ER and the Emilia-Romagna Region.

IN-ER network, which will further expand in 2020, currently comprises 18 incubators.
The main strengths are its facilities and services, that, all together represent:

  • a total area of over 13,000 m2, of which 950 m2 dedicated to research labs;
  • more than 500 startups followed (150 in 2018)
  • incubation / acceleration period ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

Offered services range from the hosting to the business development, from the support for financing opportunities, to the access to the regional Mentorboard, which offers startups an important added value for their growth. INER has access to over 100 SMEs and corporates, Business angels networks such as IAG and IBAN, Venture capital funds such as Primo Miglio sgr and Progress TT Fund, and more than 20 international partners in EU and Silicon Valley.

Project manager: 
Sara Monesi
Working Group: 
Sveva Ruggiero