The INSME Association
The INSME-Khalifa Fund International Training
20th of March
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Join us at the INSME-Khalifa Fund International Training taking place on the 20th of March at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
In the framework of the 10th INSME Annual Meeting on “Investing in Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy”, the training will focus on “Sustainability, Innovation and Design”, “Commercialization of Research” and “Tricks and Tips on Creative Communication”.
It will be a unique occasion to learn more about high-level representatives’ experiences from Google, Larta Institute (INSME Member) and MSME News Network Malaysia (INSME Member) and to discuss how to implement new ideas in the field of innovation. The International Training will bring together leaders, experts and emerging talents to network and discover cross-sectorial solutions which will make a difference in the innovation ecosystem. The creative atmosphere will be enriched by the training venue, a place where businesses can thrive and innovation flourish, which is the Masdar City.
The Khalifa Fund–INSME International Training is limited to a maximum of 50 attendees to facilitate interaction and collaboration.
Learn more about and register for the International Training here.
Towards the 10th INSME Annual Meeting!
INSME is proud to announce its next step in its path to success: the 10th INSME Annual Meeting taking place in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, from the 18th to the 20th of March 2014 with the topic "Investing in Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy ", co–organized by our Vice–President, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.
Abu Dhabi is well known all around the world for its active business society and for its fast–growing economy, further reason to consider it as a perfect location to host the 10th Anniversary of the INSME Association.
Enjoy the promotional video by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and stay tuned to discover all relevant details of the 10th INSME Annual Meeting!
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MSME News Network (INSME Member) recently interviewed Mr. Fermin Fautsch, chairman of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI). The interview shows how the European Union is looking for new markets to come out of the recession. According to Mr. Fautsch, ASEAN countries might be a potential new market and a gateway for manufacturing and services.
In this framework EUMCCI launched the EU-ASEAN Business Council, with the aim to address the challenges at the ASEAN level and create standards in trade and services integration. Furthermore, other programmes are supporting the integration between Europe and Asia, trying to bridge the gap and facilitate EU SMEs’ expansion across Asean Countries.
Cooperation among the European Union and ASEAN Countries might become a win-win situation to find new business partners and create a stable environment, as stated by Mr. Fautsch “If you have an economic integration, in a way, you will likely have a lower probability of instability or conflicts within the region”.
Greece will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2014, before handing over reins to Italy on 1 July 2014. It is the fifth time that Greece will hold the EU Presidency since its accession to the European Communities in 1981.
The main principles which will guide the mandate of the Presidency can be summarized in three main pillars:
- to enhance civic and society engagement in the EU, through policies and initiatives in response to citizens’ everyday problems, concerns and insecurities;
- to deepen the Union, especially the European Monetary Union, by promoting policies and actions to remedy and restore initial deficiencies in the Euro area architecture, which have been unveiled by the recent crisis;
- to reinforce the EU democratic legitimacy and accountability along with building up the collectivity and solidarity links among Member States, as well as incrementally constructing European democracy and expanding civil rights.
Innovationskontor Väst recently released a report on “Open Innovation —A Handbook for Researchers” focusing on the potential impact of open innovation on academic institutions and how researchers can use it for attaining funding and other resources, distributing their results and improving their educational programs.
The report presents different tools, among them:
- creative commons.
and provides examples of how researchers have used them for diverse purposes. The report also underlines the importance of intellectual assets or intellectual property rights when using these tools. If researchers do not care about managing intellectual assets, they might actually end up with somebody else taking control of them and making sure nobody else can use them. Quite the opposite of making them available to the whole world, as is the objective of many researchers.
It is also important to point out that this is a is a read - and - click - book, where many links are provided as a means of developing a deeper understanding.The Heathrow Business Summit is a great opportunity to do business, not only for big companies, but also for SMEs.The 18th edition of the summit has received positive feedback from important buyers, such as Siemens, Ferrovial Agroman, Morgan Sindall Investments, Ministry of Defence and many more.In the framework of the Summit the importance of the UK's hub has been highlighted, in particular concerning the relocation of many companies that are leaving Central London area to move close to Heathrow.The airport area is quickly becoming the vital heart of business for companies from all over the world, thanks to a forward-looking business plan and efficient infrastructures.
Taking stock of five years of implementation of the Small Business Act and in the light of the on-going economic crisis, EUROCHAMBRES put forward a series of recommendations regarding the EU policy for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based on three pillars: better governance (closer links between the SME Envoy Network and the Competitiveness Council, one Competitiveness Council each year on SME policy), faster delivery (proper and quick implementation of EU legislation and efficient take-up of EU funds) and measures focused on stimulating SMEs to develop and create jobs.