“There is no value in the economic success of any industrial initiative, unless it is accompanied by a commitment to social progress.”
The Aristide Merloni Foundation has always been committed to support and develop the
factor as the true driver of growth
, whether for existing businesses or start-ups.
While last year’s Report on Entrepreneurship in the Marche Region highlighted an abundance of initiatives supporting new business start-ups and the lack of support measures for their development, in 2015 attention focussed on funding opportunities available for investments in innovation and internationalisation. Indeed, in the presence of Rt Hon. Enrico Letta, the Orizzonte Europa Report was presented. This report, which resulted from a survey of a sample of 130 businesses, describes how European funds are used and the advantages of making use of this source which promotes investment decisions, requires programming over the medium- to long-term, stimulates technological modernisation, encourages diversification and the joining of knowledge especially with the participation in business networks.
In cooperation with Confindustria Ancona, Aristide Merloni Foundation launched the Missione impresa project, a Workshop on Entrepreneurship promotion for 25 companies open to change and innovation, an opportunity for reflection on what it means to be entrepreneurs today and even more important in future.