CREA: Network of summer academies for the improvement of entrepreneurship in innovative sectors
CREA is an European Network of Summer Academies with the aim to strengthen entrepreneurship in innovative sectors by using ICT and Creativity as levers. We select and support talented students, who have a real interest in becoming entrepreneurs. In CREA students come in with an idea and go out with a concrete project with business model.
We provide an all-round training, which takes you from your idea, via the identification of market opportunities, to conceptualization and planning and finally to the start-up of a new company. But there is even more: a qualified jury selects the best ideas. If your project gets selected you are given the opportunity to pitch it in front of possible investors.
CREA Summer Academy is a project run by a partnership of 9 institutions coming from 8 European Countries: Polythecnic of Milan – Design Department and ESN Italy – European Students Network (Italy); Bwcon GmbH – Technology and Innovation for Baden-Württemberg (Germany); Eagean University (Greece); Northumbria University at Newcastle (United Kingdom); University of Arts, Utrecht (Netherlands); Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); Tallin Incubator (Estonia). The Academic and business prospective converge in CREA through a partnership among European Universities, Incubators, Regional Development Agencies and Business Support initiatives.