Entrepreneurship in general

BINSAL Emprende

BINSAL Emprende

The BINSAL EMPRENDE project is led by the Association of Municipalities Cova da Beira and it involves several entities from the regions of Portugal and Castilla y León: Provincial Council of Salamanca, Asprodes, Instituto Politécnico de Guarda, Business Center of Nerga and Foundation General of the University of Salamanca.

This project is co-financed with ERDF funds, in the first call of the INTERREG Cooperation Program V-A SPAIN-PORTUGAL 2014-2020, specifically in the Priority Axis 2 on Integrative Growth through cross-border cooperation in favor of business competitiveness.

BINSAL EMPRENDE aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote and support entrepreneurship among the young population of BINSAL (Beira Interior Norte - Salamanca).
  • Encourage training among small firms in strategic areas.
  • Promote the encounter and exchange between economic agents and entrepreneurs.
  • Improve entrepreneurs' access to public information and support systems, as well as funding systems.
  • To promote actions of social and labor integration of people with difficulties of insertion or with disability.
  • To promote competitiveness in the BINSAL territory.

To this end, the activities to be carried out will be the implementation of a program to support the BINSAL entrepreneurship, a Pyme BINSAL training program and territorial development and marketing actions.

Erasmus + 2017 "NICE"

Erasmus + 2017 "NICE"

Network for Intercultural Competencies to facilitate Entrepreneurship (NICE) is an Erasmus + 2017 programme (K203: Strategic Associations for Higher Education, led by the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH with a financial envelope of € 410,837.

This project aims to enhance intercultural competencies (IC) amongst students which will develop employability prospects, including transversal skills, in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. A core element of this project is the unique partnership between countries, academia and industry to deliver and share good practice.

We shall demonstrate that students can best be developed in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. The interdisciplinary facet emanate from the fact that transversal skills can best be displayed when learned in one discipline and put into practise in another one and to tackle problems that require interdisciplinary solutions.

The IC can be outlined under five headings:

  1. global mindset and cultural agility
  2. communicating in a global environment
  3. global knowledge
  4. collaboration and teamwork
  5. adaptability, drive and resilience

The aim of this project is specifically to enhance students’ intercultural competencies by applying their skillset to solving global challenges though creating entrepreneurial solutions (including social enterprises).

Interreg Poctep "UNI+i"

Interreg Poctep "UNI+i"


In April 2017, this project was approved under the operational program EP - INTERREG VA Spain Portugal (POCTEP), coordinated by the University of Trás - os - Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), with the University of Salamanca participating as a partner through USAL Emprende.

This project, entitled "Northern Cross-border Cooperation of Portugal - Castilla y León to boost innovative entrepreneurship and the competitiveness of companies", has total funding of 932.372,62 and will be developed until the end of 2018.

The main objective of UNI+i is to strengthen cooperation between the institutions responsible for R & D & I in Castilla y León - North of Portugal to create and develop innovative companies in common strategic sectors of the Cooperation Area. The project will also seek:

  • To promote entrepreneurial culture and support entrepreneurship among young or highly qualified researchers.
  • To increase the competitiveness of the business fabric of both regions and favor the specialization in sectors of high added value and strategic.
  • To create an innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Cooperation Area.

The expected results are:

  • Creation of two specialized business support services: the Integral Support Program for the Innovative Entrepreneur, aimed at the creation of new companies following an integral approach; and the Accompaniment Service, which will increase the competitiveness of innovative startups. 
  • Development of a support network for innovative entrepreneurship that facilitates the relationship between companies, with the preexisting business fabric and with the agents of the triple helix; as well as another series of support activities aimed at increasing the knowledge base and fostering the networking of university-business relations.




YUZZ is more than a justcontest for new entrepreneurs.

It offers you information, support and assessment, accompanying your needs along the development of your business plan.

All participants can win part of a total amount of 60,000 euros (1st prize, 30,000, 2nd prize 20,000,  3rd prize 10,000).  From each centre, one person will be invited to visit  Silicon Valley and there will be 80 full grants for the IMPULSA Forum .

In you have a technology-based innovative idea, you are between 18 and 30 years old, and live in a Spanish province where there is a YUZZ Centre, present your idea and allow us to tap your entrepreneurial spirit.


USAL Emprende

USAL Emprende


We shall inform and orient you throughout  the phases of the process of converting your business idea into a viable company :

  1. Project study phase
  2. Development phase
    • Choice of the most suitable legal formula .
    • Elaboration of a Company  Plan (Specific Project, marketing plan, economic plan etc)
  3. Setting your business up (creation)
    • Procedure for constitution.
    • Legal obligations and responsibilities.  
    • Funding sources, financial aid and subsidies.

Ask for a meeting via the entrepreneurship telephone , 923 29 44 62, or via e-mail at: emprende@usal.es.



Periodically we program training activities addressing all matters related to the creation of companies and self-employment:

  • Market analysis
  • The legal formulas most commonly used for the constitution of a company.  
  • Procedures for setting up a company
  • The Company Plan
  • Marketing
  • The Human Resources area
  • Economic analysis
  • Sources of information, financial aid and subsidies

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