What is the IN-HABIT Lucca Incubation Program?
IN-HABIT is an EU Horizon 2020 project that aims to foster inclusive health and wellbeing in four small and medium-sized cities such as Lucca and Pisa, as well as Córdoba (Spain), Riga (Latvia), and Nitra (Slovakia).
IN-HABIT Lucca will foster the human-animal relationships, making it the first Hum-An smart city in Europe. The project will improve the quality of urban life by better mobilising existing animal resources towards a social innovation process, based on transition management methods and intergenerational open participation of citizens. Animal Lines (animal paths such as cyclepaths) will be accessible to all in order to reconnect the historic center, the Ancient Walls and the surrounding green areas.
To do so, we are looking for 8 early-stage innovative business ideas that can add value to this vision and that can benefit from our 4-month online incubation program. These social entrepreneurs will further develop the viability of their idea, following a clear structure and getting weekly support from a volunteer mentor and incubation team who will guide them in the process.
All entrepreneurs will be paired with volunteer mentors to get the support they need in creating sustainable businesses that generate a positive impact in Lucca and Pisa. After the completion of the program, you will be able to download an executive summary of your business plan and use it to present it to potential investors or new co-founders.