UnicornQuest seeks to counter the tech company exodus from Europe through the establishment of “Small Valleys” as experimental start-up zones. These valleys are envisioned as nurturing environments for start-ups, providing them with the resources and support they need to grow and thrive within Europe. The project is centered around the development, sharing, and replication of effective policy tools that are designed to attract and retain tech companies in these valleys.
|Project Duration: 01.03.2023 - 31.05.2027|
|Funded By: Interreg Europe|
|Project Coordinator: Science and Technology Park of Alentejo|
|Partners: Western Development Commission, Science and Technology Park of Alentejo, North-West Regional Development Agency, Slovak Innovation and Energy, WestBIC, Friesland Foundation, Liguria Region, Zemgale Planning Region, Pannon Business Network Association, Hauts-de-France Regional Council, EuraTechnologies, San Telmo Business School|
UnicornQuest aspires to establish a sustainable and conducive ecosystem for tech companies within Europe. By implementing and refining policy tools, the project aims to create attractive and supportive environments, known as “Small Valleys,” for start-ups and tech companies. The ultimate objective is to retain high-potential companies within Europe, thereby contributing to economic growth, innovation, and competitiveness on a continental scale.