The innovative Platform for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employed Work in Aragon will be released in 2022. It will include an “Autonomous Space”, with access to the procedures related to this group; an area with all the necessary information for entrepreneurs; and automatically updated content on financing, aid and public procurement from various sources that can be filtered according to the needs of each user, among others.
The Department of Economy, Planning and Employment has awarded the design, development and implementation of the platform, relying on artificial intelligence. The one in charge of carrying it out will be the Aragonese company Hiberus and, according to the expected deadline, it will be operational at the end of 2022 with multiple functionalities.
In this way, the main objective of this platform of the Government of Aragon will be to bring the available information and facilitate administrative procedures to the self-employed and Aragonese entrepreneurs. For this, in addition to different areas with specific content, users will have, for example, a chatbot -a computer program with which they can have a conversation on the subject and obtain personalized answers- and training for access to public tenders.
The aforementioned “Autonomous Space” will include specific content for this group structured according to the different phases of development of the company, with information on the procedures to follow and useful information for the creation of a company, ordinary management or termination of activity.
Another area will be specifically addressed to the necessary procedures and procedures for people who decide to start a new business, with instructions that will range from how to make a business plan, test the feasibility of the project or carry out a business transfer, to information on hiring of personnel, internationalization, innovation or self-calculation of the retirement pension. In this way, the user will find centralized information from various sources such as Inaem or IAF in the same space that will also be interconnected with the state Business Single Window and with the Aragonese Network of Entrepreneurship Centers, among others.
The platform will be able to keep the information on subsidies and public contracting up-to-date, automatically drawing on information sources such as the National Subsidies Database or the catalog of services of the Government of Aragon. It will also have information on financial instruments and other sources of financing, or on the capitalization of unemployment benefit. In addition, there will be a specific search engine for tenders that will allow filtering those in which the user can participate.
The platform will also include motivational content for entrepreneurs, with specific information on specific areas such as entrepreneurship in rural areas and stories of specific success stories of entrepreneurs in Aragon. In addition, it will also have a place for networking between companies, volunteer mentors, clusters, etc., and a section will be set up where users can exchange information, search or offer work or share any type of need or demand.
The Department of Economy, Planning and Employment will allocate 168,960 euros to the development and launch of the Platform for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employed Work, distributed from the 2021 and 2022 budgets. Last year there was already an item for this purpose that It was conditioned by the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic and the necessary restructuring of the Budget of the Autonomous Community.