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The 12th INSME Annual Meeting
“Enabling Smart SMEs: Knowledge Intensive SMEs as the Key to Boost a Diversified and Sustainable Economy”
Organized by INSME in collaboration with Qatar Development Bank
the event will take place in Doha, Qatar in Mid-April 2016.
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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (INSME Member from Japan) is promoting a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan (as part of the MINERVA Fellowship Programme), designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues.
The fellowship is addressed to EU+ (including EU Member States and Montenegro, Iceland, Moldova) and Japanese professionals with a proven interest in Japan and EU-Japan cooperation from different perspectives such as R&D, trade/market access and many others.
The Research Fellow will support the daily analytical activities of the Centre and will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report , to be owned by the Centre.
The fellowship will cover a period of 6 months and this period might be exceptionally extended.
The fellowship – which is worth 1.700,00 Euro per month (paid in JPY) - is expected to cover basic daily expenses and accommodation in Tokyo. A Research Fellow selected from outside Japan, will receive an additional travel subsidy of up to 1.000,00 Euro.
The deadline for submission is the 15th of January 2016.
EURADA (INSME Member from Belgium) recently shared three papers regarding leasing as a financial tool for supporting the modernization of SME production equipment as an outcome of the dialogue meeting on leasing held on the 15th of September among representatives of EURADA, LeaseEurope, DG GROW and the European Investment Bank.
The first document is a Scoping Paper analyzing the potential of the leasing market for helping SMEs enhance their competitiveness and purchase advanced manufacturing equipment.
EURADA also shared a snapshot of the meeting, highlighting a few recommendations to EU administrations and the next steps for EURADA. Regarding the latter, EURADA will channel its efforts towards disseminating relevant information about the leasing tools as a means to help enterprises to modernize their productive assets and drafting an application to design an innovation tool in the field of leasing in response to the H2020 calls regarding Peer Review of innovation agencies.
Last but not least, a scenario for a pilot project aiming at developing partnership between RDAs, clusters and leasing institutions has been proposed. The project will help regional agencies develop a comprehensive leasing tool allowing producers of new equipment based on new knowledge and technologies to offer their potential clients a financial solution to acquire that new equipment or interested SMEs to acquire new equipment thanks to an alternative solution to a bank loan.