Continuity of Traditional Enterprises in Mountain Alpine space areas

Demographic change and rising of aging index in Alpine Space areas could endanger the capability of territories to keep their attractiveness because of the risk that companies are not right transferred and maintained alive. Each year approximately 450 000 firms move across Europe affecting two million employees. Around 150 000 companies are not being transferred due to system inefficiencies, causing a risk of losing 600 000 jobs in Europe (European Commission 2011).

C-TEMAlp aims to support this critical company phase, offering entrepreneurs specific services and a network of support organizations with the double aim of strengthening the innovation potential of established SMEs and foster the matching among buyers and sellers at transational level.

C-TEMAlp would like to show, through entrepreneurs’ experiences and concretely pilot cases that business transfer is not only a critical issue but moreover it is an opportunity for the business renewal of the Alpine Macro Region.

Veneto Innovazione participates in the project as lead partner together with Unioncamere del Veneto – Eurosportello Veneto, Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Bolzano, CSMT Gestione S.c.a.r.l., Innovation Region Styria GmbH, Italienische handelskammer München, Industrie- und handelskammer für München und Oberbayern, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Marseille-Provence, Association européenne des élus de montagne, Območna obrtna zbornica Maribor, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur.

C-TEMAlp is funded by the European Union in the frame of Interreg ‘Alpine space’ Programme 2014-2020, and it lasts three years. The whole budget of the project amounts to € 1.922.855 (€ 1.540.447 ERDF).

More information: http://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/c-temalp/en/home

C-TEMAlp is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund via Interreg Alpine Space.