SmARt villages as new place for femAle entrepreneurship

Starting from the main idea “It takes a village to raise a child” (African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children to grow in a safe and healthy environment), SARA project is developing a new model to support Innovation Agencies in better gender-oriented activities

The Project

The overall objective of SARA is to enable the participating innovation agencies to exchange knowledge, know-how, and good practices to create new tools for developing business idea in an unusual place (e.g., small villages with high-growth potential) and customized support services for women entrepreneurs, to foster better approaches for increasing customer satisfaction in a better work-balance condition.

SARA aims at improving the support provided to innovation processes for women entrepreneurship by testing and developing a model of innovation ecosystem based on smart villages innovation services.

This great experience is conducted by 4 partners.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 959871.