How a smart village can become a place to support women entrepreneurship

A summary of open topics on social innovation and women entrepreneurs. Answers on these themes by SARA project

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.

SARA Project Questionnaire


If you are a female entrepreneur or thinking about founding a business as a woman, we encourage you to join us in our endeavour to improve business support offers. Please fill in the survey and share your views and experiences with us to support the development of women entrepreneurship.


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