The mission is set to “start-up” the EU economy by:
- Creating an extensive network of business and “spin-off” centres at universities to encourage the transformation of university research into commercial product and process innovations.
- Including practical business know-how in the education curriculum.
- Establishing a network of innovation hubs and business support structures in regions outside the usual business centres. These would help launch any type of start-up, including craft, industrial, agricultural or cultural businesses, as well as social, non-profit enterprises.
- Improving access to start-up finance through tax incentives and EU funding.