In the period between September and December 2013 an international course was held in Fabriano entitled “Fare impresa con la Carta” (Doing business with paper), attended by 45 young people including 12 from different European countries.
The initiative, made possible by ESF resources, was created by Fondazione Aristide Merloni, ISTAO, Italian National Commission for Unesco, Associazione Rondine, Istituto Tecnico Industriale Aristide Merloni and UniFabriano, with the cooperation of some companies operating in the sector: Rainbow, Kubedesign and Ritrama. The course concluded with the presentation of a number of enterprise projects launched by start-ups in Fabriano.
Fondazione Marche contributed to the financing of capital expenditure for the following start-ups:
- CANAPA CRUDA by Melania Tozzi: Laboratory for the production of hemp paper
- ECO-LAB SCRATI D’AUTOR by Cristina Lenzo: Handmade design articles in paper
- HAND MADE PAPER by Lorenzo Santoni: Production of high quality handmade paper
- UNA CITTA’ CREATIVA NEL CAUCASO by Manfredi Mangano: E-commerce promotion of Fabriano crafts