The incubation stage of Europeana Space is currently enabling 7 projects to develop their potential and grow into viable business propositions. By developing strong business models around the core idea they will exploit their commercial potential.
During Incubation, participants complete a series of mentored courses over an intensive three-month period. The content of these courses are specifically tailored to each project team to focus on the areas that can have most impact. Example development areas include: sources of finance; consumer insight; cultural assets; identifying the right opportunities; thinking multi-channel; managing resources; managing innovation; marketing; working with creative IP; collaboration and partnerships; building and sustaining communities of interest; pitching and presentation skills.
The teams are asked to remotely undertake a series of exercises and planning workshops. Their responses will be discussed at length with their mentors in order to challenge and refine their thinking. Our goal is to help the teams overcome obstacles, make introductions to potential partners and offer valuable advice throughout their journey.