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An Interview with the President of JO Consulting, Giuseppe Ursino


Give us a few information about your organization.

JO Consulting offers consulting services to companies, associations and public bodies to get structural funds made available by several Regional, National and European calls for proposal.We are based in Sicily and operate all around Europe since 1998. We work in an international context, offering concrete support for businesses and startups across Europe.

What inspired you to create your own business?

In a context of deep stalemate that has characterized Sicily for many years, in 1998 I decided to do something concrete to bring a wave of innovation that could change the socio-economic situation of my region, and I’ve decided to found JO Consulting, as first of a group of 5 companies and 2 non-profit organizations. Our motto and life mantra is “BORN TO INNOVATE”.

What is your organization’s field of expertise?

JO Consulting is specialized in European projects and business consulting.

What impact does your organization have on the society/on your field of expertise?

On the one hand, we are helping several aspiring entrepreneurs, often in a disadvantaged position because of the Italian socio-economic context, to concretize their business ideas and start their pathway towards self-entrepreneurship. On the other, we are supporting local companies in expand their boundaries, innovate themselves and internationalize their markets.

Talk to us about some of your most important collaborations.

Thanks to our international experience gained through the participation to several European projects, in the years we have created a network of contacts across Europe and beyond, apart from many strong local collaborations, such as the one with University of Catania. You can find a full list of JO Consulting collaborators in the website here.

What are you working on right now?

Among the other things, we are now starting in the role of coordinator a new project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, thanks to which we will provide dedicated SME instruments able to stimulate Southern European SMEs to implement new organizational models for the management of human resources and innovative solutions for the modernization of the workplace. The project will be carried out in cooperation with iED. It’s a big challenge but we are ready for it!

What kind of projects do you want to work on in the future?

Our objective is to continue working to bring innovation in what we do, to continue growing and competing in an international context.

Why should someone work with your organization?

During these 21 years, JO Consulting gained a solid position in the local and international context. Choosing JO Consulting means working with a very professional company made up of experts who have as their main goal achieving perfection.

Tell us something that you’ve achieved and you’re proud of.

Apart from business achievements, one of the most important thing my company has built in these years is the reputation of being a “serious” company made up of professional employees focused on satisfying Clients’ needs. Furthermore, my team is made up of professionals indifferent sectors, but their common denominator is the passion for what they do and the attention to details.

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