Business Innovation Center of Epirus
BIC of EPIRUS
ΒICs (Business Innovation Centres) are centers
operating in order to contribute to the local economic development
and mainly to all low E.U. developed areas or industrial zones.
The creation of an E.C. BIC is highly based upon the public
and private sectors cooperation as well as the support of
All E.C BICs are connected through EBN (European
BICs Network), a major network aiming at the operation support
for each BIC and to ensure a constant cooperation among them.
The first BIC was founded in Belgium (1983) while today nearly
150 BICs exist.
Five BICs operate in Greece today. These
are : BIC of Attica, BIC of Epirus, BIC of Larisa, BIC of
Patras and BIC of Serres.
BIC of Epirus was founded at the end of
1996 and its funding, for the first 18 months, was partially
(50%) through E.U. and 50% through Local Partners. Since then.
BIC of Epirus is a self funded non – profit organization.
The aim of Centre is: “The promotion of
activities regarding a Development Centre for Innovative Enterprises,
at no expense”. This aim is achieved through the provision
of innovative services to local enterprises and bodies.
The Centre’s actions are focused on:
- Awareness and information spread to existed enterprises
- Cooperation among bodies
- Support of entrepreneurship through EU and National Programs