The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) is an awarded Greek non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancement of the entrepreneurial spirit. Established in 2005 in Larissa, Greece, iED is a certified leading Center of Excellence in European entrepreneurship and a fast-growing Digital Innovation Hub, registered as a member of the European Commission’s catalog of DIHs.
iED recognizes entrepreneurship as a crucial factor for the future of sustainable development and cohesion of societies. It conducts research and provides innovative solutions that facilitate the growth of entrepreneurship and promote employment across Europe. Their main aim is to produce and transfer know-how, boost cognitive processes and enhance the effectiveness and viability of all types of enterprises.
Over the 15 years of iED’s presence, they have implemented more than 200 National and European projects under numerous Financial Frameworks, as a strong and reliable European project partner and leader. It has also provided them with an extremely wide network of more than 4.200 partners and collaborating organizations from the EU and beyond.
Acknowledging Envolve’s impact in the ecosystem, iED offers to Envolve Award Greece access to their growing digital community, EUcalls, for their participation in EU funded programs, simplifying their research and participation in cohorts, third parties calls and networking with experienced project partners. They also provide access to their smart platform, mystartuptool, which helps startups increased their awareness and presence in the largest startup directories.