Successful startups generate large economic benefits and facilitating their growth is ascending the policy agenda. Policies that support startups aim to improve both the framework and the systemic conditions of the entrepreneurial ecosystems. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a Technical report about Startup Europe projects and their beneficiaries.
In 2015 the European Commission DG CNECT launched the 2nd edition of the Startup Europe (SE) initiative under the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme. This initiative coordinated the efforts of six distinct projects (Digistart, Welcome, ePlus, Startup Scaleup, Twist and Startup Europe Partnership) that connected just as many European entrepreneurial ecosystems. The report “The Startup Europe Ecosystem. Analysis of the Startup Europe projects and of their beneficiaries” provides the theoretical framework to analyse the policy support to entrepreneurship and evidence on the nearly 700 startups participating in the SE projects. This exercise also helps to collect relevant insights about the effectiveness of the matching between the SE offerings and the needs of startups.
You can find the complete report written by Fiammetta Rossetti, Daniel Nepelski and Melisande Cardona here.