Welcome to the IBIS project! Funded by the European Commission, Erasmus Plus -programme we are working to promote the growth of Start-Ups across the EU!

IBIS programme

The IBIS programme is specifically focused on driving innovation in brand new Start-Ups. It is an initiative of the European Commission to develop a pan-European approach to growing start-up businesses.

Inspired by the previous European Business Growth Catalyst (EBGC), IBIS has been developed to support the growth of Start-Ups based on a needs analysis from four European countries. Like EBGC, IBIS-training is based on Systems Thinking and assists participants to reflect on their business, development and growth from new perspectives and to take positive action and steps leading to sustainable growth. Through action learning, the IBIS programme places learning in a practical environment and develops real skills to actively grow your company. The online material means training is available for busy start-up owners and staff at any time and place. All for the benefit of your company!

We also provide cutting-edge training and guidance material for trainers in business incubators, helping them to implement the IBIS programme for the benefit of Start-Ups in their organisation, helping them reach their full potential.

If you are running or supporting start-up business in any area, IBIS can help you:

  • Gain an objective evaluation and analysis of your business from a team of proven entrepreneurs and experts who are experienced in identifying opportunities to drive effective change.
  • Receive hands-on, practical advice and support to address your specific organisational needs.
  • Receive practical guidance on how to effectively implement changes to grow your business.

Who can benefit from IBIS?

  • Business incubators,
  • Start-Ups,
  • Policy makers, researchers, regional developers, municipalities, consultancies, educational units, institutions and other bodies working with start-up activity and SMEs.