Atlas: GEN’s Research + Policy Portal

Atlas is a compendium of public sector policies and programs that serves as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies and/or designs of public-sector-supported  programs.

Year Introduced: | National-level

JIC establishes investment funds and supplies capital to business sectors that meet its policy objectives. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry set a target of 20 new unicorns by 2023. By some…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Startup certification The program supports elegible start-ups by offering a certification. Certified new and young firms become eligible for INVEST funding. The certified start-ups can register to…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

LINC Scotland was created for three main reasons: A network would increase the size of funding available beyond what angels would invest on an individual basis by enabling them to pool their…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Companies starting up or creating jobs in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of 10,000 or more inhabitants (ZFU-TE areas) benefit from temporary exemptions from taxes on profit. The exemption is total (100…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Policymakers should: Competitive grants: Develop competitive grants to modernize the 63 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and more than 900 service locations, with a focus on facilitated…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Recommended responses to the pandemic-induced crisis:  Short-term lending to businesses not eligible federal loans: State and local governments should partner with philanthropic organizations to…