The INSME Association
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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You are invited to share, develop and discuss ideas, projects, hints and your visions on innovation for the benefit of Small and Medium Enterprises!
- Clearing the fields to let in the wilderness
- Bytes of China: Insights into the ICT Market
- High School students learn to co-create solutions to Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) transportation problems
- Innovation Management for Sustainable Growth: the case of Koza Yönetim, the IMP3rove award winner of 2014
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Euro-Med Green Energy Business Roadshow
7-8 December 2015
Organized by the German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
The Innovation Adoption Gap - Strategies and Policy Options for Accelerating the Adoption of Innovations
16-17 December 2015
Organized by UNECE
ISPIM Innovation Forum
13 - 16 March 2016
Organized by ISPIM & IAOIP
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FutureEnterprise («Road mapping, Research Coordination and Policy activities supporting Future Internet-based Enterprise Innovation») is a FP7 project launched in October 2013 with the aim to support the research activities in Internet-based Enterprise innovation and Future Internet from the perspective and for the benefit of enterprises.
It provides unique offerings related to the Digital Enterprise for its stakeholders including designing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for web entrepreneurs and SMEs who want to apply digital business innovation in their everyday activities and become “new forms of enterprises”; providing libraries of Education / Business / Research Seeds; delivering a research roadmap on new forms of enterprises, as well as its accompanying adoption guidelines.
FutureEnterprise Project is promoting a series of webinars and the first session will take place on the 24th of November from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central European Time. Focused on Digital Business Model Innovation the webinar will be held by Mrs. Gigi Wang which will discuss the role of business models on making money - not just generating revenues, but driving a profitable digital business.
To participate to the webinar please register at this page by the 22nd of November.More information is available at this page.
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.