department/unit: FUNDACION RES
services: FUNDACION RES is a non-profit entity with aim to provide people and start-ups with the critical elements necessary to build successful and socially responsible projects and businesses. RES helps startups to grow when they are in the seed stage, allowing access to a “pool” of venture capital and business angels as well as offering advice and mentoring by a large pool of experts. Specifically, FUNDACION RES is specialized in helping new businesses in the tourism, smart-agro, art&design, social and TIC's sectors. FUNDACION RES has also built an ecosystem of experts in several areas, large business, SMEs, startups and educational entities that work together to find optimal solutions to their different problems or needs. Since FUNDACION RES was created, our workspace has supported and hosted about 89 new companies, having created one of the most dynamic ecosystems of entrepreneurship in southern Spain.
previous experience: FUNDACION RES has been working for a couple of years with established companies in the region, with the aim of promoting open innovation strategies to improve their competitive advantage. The objective of open innovation is to help large and medium-sized companies in Andalucia connect with the entrepreneurial ecosystem to achieve synergies and “win-win” deals. So far we have managed to work with companies such as Inmobiliaria del Sur SA (INSUR), AUSSA or Corporación Jiménez Maña, connecting them with start ups, reaching deals that have improved the competitive position of both parties. FUNDACION RES also collaborates --through scientific research on innovation and entrepreneurship-- with institutions such as Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Loyola or CTA (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía).