The Yes Way

Reference number 2019-01046
Coordinator LUND BUSINESS INCUBATOR AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 296 185
Project duration March 2019 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Incubation support - Development project
Call Development projects in incubators – 2017-2019

Purpose and goal

The overall goal of the project: The Yes Way - Metodes for equal and inclusive innovation support. The project works for an equal and inclusive innovation support system. The goal is to increase the proportion of women and non-binary to the incubator programs we offer, to change attitudes and to develop new forms of funding.

Expected results and effects

Equal inflow of ideas in the incubators. In the long term, we want 50/50 of the inflow to come from companies that are run and owned by women. The project wants to contribute to changing attitudes internally, increased knowledge and understanding of the gender perspective. New working methods linked to forms of financing and developed financing networks. The combination of changing attitudes of investors, establishing new networks and facilitating and experimenting with new forms of how the investment itself can take place develops the incubators´ financial support to the startups.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will contribute to local and national implementation of The Yes Ways´ methodology, working methods, and tools. By deepening the knowledge of the participating incubators and disseminate the project´s knowledge on more incubators and innovation environments in Sweden and in the EU. The activities take place jointly through dialogue programs, coaching, events and workshops. The project are internally by each participating organization.

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