EBICs, incubators, science parks, competitiveness clusters: four innovation tools reunited within one network, Retis.
RETIS (the European Transregional Network for Social Inclusion) reunites over a hundred member organisations throughout the country. According to the network's own figures, some 12,000 business creations and collaborative projects have emerged. Over and above its capacity to federate, the network is also looking to put forward proposals.
Commissioned by the Minister Delegate for Industry, Retis published a report early 2007 summarising its deliberation on how to improve gateways between France's grandes écoles and support networks for innovation and business creation in order to generate a "new entrepreneurial culture". More recently, in June 2008, the network published a White Paper on innovation including 10 key proposals.
From detection to development, there are many distinct stages involved in elaborating a business project. Throughout Lower Normandy, teams are ready and willing to help you to mature your idea, from plans to premises, via financial packages. And that's precisely the great value of such a "business factory".