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The SharON project is a space within which we will examine the phenomenon of sharing economy in 5 partner countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy) by identifying SMEs oriented to innovation and technology and operating or willing to operate within the framework of the sharing economy. Our goal is to discover the potential and needs of platform owners and startups, and consequently to build a tailor-made support program. This undertaking is also intended to increase awareness and disseminate knowledge about the phenomenon of sharing economy and its growing importance in the global and regional economy.
To summarize the project we created a publication, which may be a starting point for other initiatives on sharing economy to be implemented. Read the report.
Identification of the environment, initiatives and platforms for sharing economy in partner regions but also the main players supporting initiatives in this field. The end result will be the Final Report. Thanks to conducted mapping we identified 359 platforms working in the field of sharing economy. We managed to extract 5 sectors, in which these are present. The biggest number of platforms work in the sector of private and business services. It is followed by financial services, travel and accomodation, transport and logistics as well as education. Download full report and see what conclusions we came to.
The goal of the SharON project is promoting the idea of sharing economy. We do it not only by creating reports, but also by organising serial events aiming to bring sharing economy assumptions closer to SME sector. We also show them benefits of implementing this initiative into their activities. Thanks to such events we have gathered participants' opinions, suggestions and proposals as to the areas of sharing economy that should be developed or subjected to a more detailed analysis, which we later elaborated and analised thoroughly. As a result, report summarising all recomendations was created and is now available here.
Under the program, 20 SME entities operating or willing to operate within the framework of share economy will be chosen. We aim to recruit projects which are innovation oriented and focused on technology with high growth potential. For the chosen ones we will ensure participation in the advisory program adapted to the stage of the idea development. The final point of the programme will be the DemoDay, during which the top 5 representatives of the sharing economy solutions from the partner regions will present their ideas to investors and seed funds.