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Business innovation hub SKÓP opens with support from the Íslandsbanki Entrepreneurship Fund 

The business innovation hub SKÓP opened formally in Kópavogur on 19 March. The hub offers an encouraging and creative environment for entrepreneurs seeking knowledge and solutions.

Particular focus will be on supporting individual job-seekers, helping them to implement their business ideas and thereby create their own employment opportunities. The project has begun successfully, and 25 participants have started working on a wide range of intriguing business ideas. The hub’s activities will be guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Mayor of Kópavogur Ármann Kr. Ólafsson and Chairman of the board of the  Marketing Office of Kópavogur Helga Hauksdóttir, cut a banner to mark the the formal opening of SKÓP.

SKÓP was established on the initiative of marketing agency Markaðsstofa Kópavogs and has been supported by the municipality of Kópavogur and businesses in the town. In particular, SKÓP received a handsome grant from the Íslandsbanki Entrepreneurship Fund. “The grant made all the difference in bringing the project to fruition,” said Björn Jónsson of Markaðsstofa Kópavogs, “and we are very grateful for the support and trust the Entrepreneurship Fund has shown us.”