The INSME Association
Small Businesses into Large Enterprises Value Chain -
SEBRAE’s Business Linkages Strategy
When: Wednesday 17th of September from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. CEST
Join the INSME Community on the 17th of September to get valuable insights on the strategy adopted by SEBRAE (INSME Board Member) to include small companies in the value chains of large enterprises in order to contribute to the improvement of competitiveness.
In this webinar, Mr. Fausto Keske Cassemiro, Deputy Manager of the Industry Unit and National Coordinator of the Business Linkages Program at SEBRAE, will:
- show the logic of operation and the strategic goals of the Business Linkages Strategy to support innovation and impact on the competitiveness and sustainability of the companies involved;
- share some case studies of large enterprises, that confirmed tangible benefits thanks to the close collaboration with local small and micro entrepreneurs.
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- Name and Surname
Read the abstract of the upcoming session and find out more about the INSMEAcademy here.
Launch of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
After Greece, from the 1st of July Italy undertook the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Lisbona Treaty in 2009 introduced a system called “trios”: the countries holding the presidency work in group of three to define a common agenda and long-term objectives for the 18 forthcoming months and each country defines its own six-months programme. In the last months Italy has closely collaborated with Latvia and Luxembourg to draw a common agenda. Based on this collaboration, Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, presented the programme of the Italian Presidency in the forthcoming six month.
With a special focus on the Europe 2020 Strategy the Italian Presidency intends to face one of the greatest European challenges that is to say to ensure that Europe is fully prepared to take part in the global economy. The Italian Presidency will make every possible effort to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive growth above all with a view to delivering more jobs. Additionally the Italian Presidency aims at strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union by deepening its economic and social dimension.
Fostering industrial competitiveness will be the third pillar at the centre of the Presidency's activity which aims at supporting small and medium enterprises that are considered the back-bone of the European economy.
The whole programme of the Italian presidency is available here.
Learn more about the Italian Presidency here.
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ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum
5-8 October 2014
Organized by ISPIM
Nigerian Raw Material Exposition
28 October 2014
Organized by Raw Materials Research and Development Council
28-29 October 2014
Organized by EAI in partnership with INSME, Fraunhofer Fokus Institute, La Sapienza University, IBM and CREATE-NET Institute
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The OECD (INSME Moral Sponsor) recently released the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship at a Glance, a report collecting 20 indicators (among them new enterprise creations, self-employment, innovation and collaboration in innovation by enterprise size) that measure entrepreneurial performance for 30 countries.
The publication proposes a set of indicators of entrepreneurial performances to understand and compare the amount and type of entrepreneurship that take place in different countries. The idea at the basis of the publication is that analysts should not only focus on enterprise creation or any other single measure to study entrepreneurship: entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial forces can be found in many existing businesses and understanding the dynamism these actors exert on the economy is as important as understanding the dynamics of startups.
Among the key findings, the report states that:
- Start up rates remain below pre-crisis levels in most Euro area economies, particularly in Denmark and Spain;
- In all countries most business are micro-enterprises that account for between 70% to 95% of all firms;
- High-growth enterprises account for a small number of firms but a relatively high proportion of employment;
- Overall barriers to entrepreneurship have progressively reduced over the last 10 years across OECD countries.
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has just produced a range of publications related to its work and specific issues regarding IP and infringements in non-EU countries.The publications are intended to provide simple guidelines on how rights holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if their rights are infringed.
After having been recognized by the Banker Middle East Product Awards for Best SME Finance Scheme in 2013, due to its efforts building an ideal environment for the growth of entrepreneurship in the State of Qatar through its successful Al-Dhameen indirect lending program, the Qatar Development Bank (INSME Member) has been recently named “Best Development Bank” in the Middle East at the 2014 Banker Middle East Industry Awards, an event honoring more than 200 financial institutions in the Region.
The annual Banker Middle East Industry Award aims at recognising the best banking and financial institutions in the Middle East that represent the pinnacle of innovation and growth in the region.
On that occasion Mr. Abdullaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of QDV, declared “We are proud of this honor, which reflects QDB's contribution to the overall development journey and our deep commitment to offering products that strengthen and grow the private sector”.