Business Incubators, as a municipal infrastructure to support entrepreneurs, have as their main goal to empower the start-up of entrepreneurial initiatives in the city.
Run by the Local Agency of Economic and Social Development of the Alicante City Council, the Incubators offer space, infrastructure and advisory services to new or recently-created companies (constituted a maximum of six months before) that develop an innovative activity leading to job creation.
This service favors the rapid set-up of the company, saving economic and management spending, avoiding costs for the entrepreneurs, allowing them to focus their attention in their enterprise’s main activity.
The Incubators are born with the aim of being a referential place in which innovative enterprises and/or enterprises with a technological component can start their activities.
“ALICANTE EMPRENDE” BUSINESS INCUBATOR
The incubator is located in an entrepreneurial environment formed by the industrial area of Mercalicante (Madrid highway, Km. 4), 5 kilometers from the city center and directly communicated with A-7 (Mediterranean highway) and A-31 (Madrid highway).
It has more than 500 square meters of facilities specially designed to host 14 newly-created companies. Entrepreneurs have offices of different sizes according to their needs (between two and six job positions), equipped with the following infrastructure and services: follow-up and consultancy, specialized training, light, phone, photocopier, security, parking, Internet access, heating, reception service, switchboard and mail, Wi-Fi in common areas, meeting room.
Since its beginnings in October 2007, 16 companies have been set up in the Incubator, belonging to sectors of New Technologies, Design and Consultancy.
PRÍNCIPE FELIPE INDUSTRIAL INCUBATOR
Located in Elche Avenue, in the Industrial park of Agua Amarga, connected with the airport and the Mediterranean highway, 7 Km. from the city center.
With a total surface of 20,000 square meters, it offers accommodation in 12 industrial ships of different sizes: from 556 square meters to 278 square meters, distributed among ground floor and covered terraces.
The users also have these services at their disposal: reception and information, consultancy and follow-up of the company’s evolution, maintenance of environment and parking lot, security and surveillance of the facilities, light, water and telephone connections, Internet in common areas, office furniture and photocopier/copier/fax.