In 2008, the City of Rijeka adopted its General programme of measures aimed at encouraging the development of entrepreneurship in the territory of the city of Rijeka and the activities of the City relating to entrepreneurial incentives were systematised, with the aim of their transparency and easier communication with entrepreneurs. Over the years the programme has followed the needs of entrepreneurs and has been continuously supplemented.
The goal of the General programme aimed at encouraging the development of entrepreneurship in the city is to create a favourable entrepreneurial environment for entrepreneurial activities, the development of entrepreneurial climate and to provide the preconditions for the development of entrepreneurial skills in the territory of the city of Rijeka.
The programme includes 23 measures overall and the largest segment relates to the assignment of grants to entrepreneurs. The measures are aimed at strengthening the competitive positioning of entrepreneurs in the market, obtaining practical education and better information on entrepreneurship, improving the conditions that relate to available financial resources, using entrepreneurial spaces and information infrastructure in order to realise entrepreneurial ventures, raising the level of entrepreneurial culture and resolving social problems by applying entrepreneurial principles.
Grant beneficiaries are small-sized entities completely privately owned, having their registered office in the territory of the city of Rijeka as well as associations set up as legal entities which purpose is the promotion of economic interests of cluster members, that have their registered office in the territory of the city of Rijeka or that have a member that has its registered office in the territory of the city of Rijeka, that operate with a profit and cooperate with scientific and research institutions.