ASTER is the Consortium among the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government and regional education research and business actors (universities, reserach centers, union of the chambers of commerce).
The Consortium facilitates the regional research system’s participation in networks and partnerships for international collaboration and joint participation in EU funded projects. ASTER helps enterprises in accessing EU funds and innovation funding, in protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights, building partnerships both at local and international level for the innovation and development of their business. Since 2000 ASTER has provided services to startups in Emilia-Romagna. ASTER manages EmiliaRomagnaStartUp community, the regional platform for innovative entrepreneurship, and runs an incubator space in Bologna city centre offering support pathways to startups.
KICK-ER is a service for start-ups, SMEs and research laboratories developed with the aim of making future project creators of crowdfunding campaigns aware about what they have to face in order to reach their goal. It is a tool kit to develop the strategy to do a good crowdfunding campaign. KICK-ER aims also to spread crowdfunding culture and disseminate right information on that. For more information visit the website below (Italian only!).