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16-19 March 2015
Organized by META Group, Kauffman Foundation and the Global Entrepreneurship Network
6th ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2015
25-26 March 2015
Organized by Asian Development Bank
Global Forum on Development
01 April 2015
Organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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In February 2015, the OECD (INSME Moral Sponsor) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry co-hosted a three-day conference in New Delhi under the main theme “Innovation for Inclusive Growth”.
The objective of the conference was to contribute to innovation for inclusive growth by sharing lessons learned and foster discussion and policy exchange among stakeholders. A central theme that attendees addressed was what role governments, private sector, research community and other entities can play in enabling inclusive innovations to emerge and scale up.
The conference has also a dedicated community on the OECD-World Bank Innovation Policy Platform gathering all documents and information in one place and allowing you to interact with the participants, including after the event.
The EU SME Centre (INSME Partner) and the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on “How to Apply Lean Principles to Your China Business: Practical Advice for European SMEs” to be held on the 5th of March 2015 at 10.00 am CET.
The webinar will focus on how lean principles can be applied to all company functions to improve work efficiency and will highlight the methodologies that work and the ones who don’t by analyzing the 3Cs model (Culture, Context and Confrontation) in the Chinese business environment.MIRRIS (Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation Systems) is a EU funded project aiming at enhancing the participation of the European countries in the innovation and research programmes in the European Research Area (ERA), with a particular focus on 13 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithaunia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.According to the project three rounds of policy dialogues will be organized in each country in order to share and discuss policy reccomendations and potential actions that might be adopted for a better access to the EU programmes.
On the 11th of February 2015 Nicosia, Cyprus will host the second policy dialogue, an important occasion to present the main findings related to the previous policy dialogues and to discuss the actvities that might improve the participation in the EU programmes.
Latvia for the first time has assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on the 1st of January 2015 taking it over from Italy. The Latvian programme for the forthcoming months will focus on three main priorities:
Competitive Europe, with the main goal to generate jobs and economic growth in the EU. The Latvian Presidency will:
- work on the Investment Plan for Europe;
- continue the work on strengthening the Single Market;
- launch discussions and start working on the Energy Union;
- promote industrial competitiveness.
Digital Europe, to develop the base for a truly digital Europe, in particular by advancing data protection, working on the Telecommunication market package, starting discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy.
Engaged Europe in issues of global importance. In this framework the Latvian Presidency will facilitate the review of the Neighbourhood Policy, stimulate the transatlantic partnership and will focus on the post-2015 development goals.