Milano Metropoli is the majority shareholder in BIC La Fucina, the Milanese Business Innovation Centre dedicated to supporting both aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and consolidated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to develop their businesses.
La Fucina's activities cover the following areas:
Business set-up and development
Strategic analysis of business ideas; assistance with preparing and checking business plans; costing, accounting and planning and overall assistance with the most innovative ideas.
Identifying the best public and private credit channels for entrepreneurial projects; developing financial planning; helping new businesses to open credit lines with banks or venture capitalists.
Assistance for SMEs; checking the company's international credentials; selecting foreign partners; market research and feasibility studies on foreign countries; developing business and production abroad.
Innovation and technology transfer
Support for SMEs in planning technological innovation processes; identifying experts in analyzing and developing technological innovation projects; making technological check- ups.
It offers public administrations technical advice on subsidized funding projects, which help develop businesses by planning bids and regulations.
The BIC La Fucina web site, www.biconline.it, is a virtual community of would-be entrepreneurs and small Lombard firms who exchange information and create new opportunities for working together.
BIC La Fucina
Via Venezia, 23
20099 Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
Ph. (+39) 02.24126.605
Fax (+39) 02.24126. 606