Project Partner CCI Nice Côte d'Azur hosted the second Alpine Consortium Meeting in Sophia Antipolis from July 4th to 6th, 2017 contemporaneously to the Innovative City Fair week. The meeting was followed by a first preparation training on the local Alpine Policy Action Group. The consortium discussed target groups identification criteria, communication updates, working plan state of the art and scaling up policy approaches.

The emphasis was set on young SMEs (between 3 and 5 years old) as targeted actors, together with academia/research, policy-makers actors and business service suppliers. Ivan Boesso from Veneto Innovazione and Roman Markhart from IMC Krems presented respectively the SWOT Analysis drafting and the Start-Up Ecosystem Canvas as policy scaleup models to be adopted. The latter was further explored with the first local Policy Action Group training on Ecosystem Canvas to be applied to Working Package 1. The meeting concluded with a visit and conference on the understanding of scaleups hosted by CCI and a brokerage event in the context of Enterprise Europe Network.