Mission and vision
Agencia Córdoba Innovar y Emprender was born in 2016 as a response to Province of Córdoba's need to promote the development of dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ventures whose implementation benefits the whole population.
At a regional level, our province represents one of the most important university- educational poles and has a guiding entrepreneur ecosystem that, year after year, incorporates new actors and tools in order to provide a better offer to entrepreneurs in all their stages, allowing the existence of more and better dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ventures.
Agencia Córdoba Innovar y Emprender S.E.M. (ACIE, by its Spanish initials) is part of the actors who work to improve our entrepreneur ecosystem development, as it is the body dedicated to promoting the establishment of innovative entrepreneurial ventures, elaborating territorial strategies for the local economic development and carrying out innovation plans, projects and programs.
The main barriers detected lie in the financing difficulties for innovation, the lack of both own appropriate assets and intern capacities, and the access to external supporting infrastructure for the development of products and services. At the same time, the high dynamism and the risk of dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ventures makes the access to financing difficult.
That is why Córdoba Government seeks to foster the inversion in venture capital culture for projects that have such characteristics; they want to give way to development since the early stages to the more advanced ones. What is the proposal? Co-inversion, which implies the execution of a public money injection that must be supported with equal amount by private facilities in order to consolidate innovation entrepreneurial ventures.