Innovations often comes from the most unpredictable place. A better entrepreneurial ecosystem can come from giving companies tax incentives to allow their employees to grow and collaborate with other employees, within and from outside the company.
The free flow of ideas can help spark innovation and entrepreneurship that can grow an existing company or allow a current employee to start their own.
Monetary, PR, and project resource incentives can help attract bigger and older e-companies, building the collaborative environment employees need to spearhead new internal and external projects (the latter of which contributes to employee happiness and thus productivity).
The monetary incentive would primarily come from a tax break to companies that want to create an "intrapreneurial culture" within their talent pool. An essential benchmark for this incentive entails giving each employee a minimum of 5 hours a week to brainstorm and work on innovative and personal projects, be it with other employees from the same company or with employees from other e-companies and start-ups.
After signing up a number of e-businesses, the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly can then foster interaction by coordinating a monthly or weekly meeting space for collaborative work, hosted by each participating company in a rotating fashion.
Once established, other web entrepreneurs, smaller companies, and start-ups can join and contribute innovative ideas to the group in exchange for collaborative resources.