The INSME Association
The INSME Secretariat invites you to join the webinar
"Innovation, Israeli Style"
on the 15th of July
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CEST
Ms. Nava Swersky Sofer
President and Founding Board Member - ICA, Canada
Founder - NanoIsrael, Israel
The full abstract is available here.
Register now by sending an email to email@example.com
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Seminar "EU-Japan Business Opportunities in Biotech and Agro-Food related Sectors" and B2B
10-11 July 2015
Organized by the European Commission and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
XIII Triple Helix International Conference 2015
21-23 August 2015
Organized by Triple Helix Association
2015 UNESCO - WTA International Training Workshop
22 - 25 September 2015
Organized by UNESCO, WTA & Daejeon Metropolitan City
- Picks in the News
On the occasion of the Global Innovation Conference of the International Aeronautical Foundation held in Munich, Germany from the 23rd to the 25th of June the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players – EBAN (INSME Member) and the European Space Agency- ESA announced a partnership to help start-up entrepreneurs active in space related actvities professionalize their businesses and value propositions and to encourage public and private investors to see space related business as a most attractive investment oppurtunity.EBAN and ESA will work closely together to support entrepreneurs to turn space connected ideas into commercial opportunities. The partnership will involve ESA Business Incubation Centres and EBAN Members across Europe with regular selection, pitching and mentoring activities leading up to investment. Futhermore ESA BICs entrepreneurs will participate in EBAN regular events as well as in specific events to make ESA BICs start-ups more investor ready and EBAN’s early-stage investment community to better understand “space and space-tech”.
Crowdfunding For Social And Local Entrepreneurship Support In South Africa: a concrete output of the 11th INSME Annual Meeting challenge brainstorming and an example of collaboration with EURADA (INSME Member).
The 11th INSME Annual Meeting on “Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth” just took place last May in Cape Town and raised high interest within the international and local community by attracting 180 delegates from 28 different countries. As a result of the brainstorming carried out during the three-day initiative and given the increasing importance of crowdfunding as a tool to provide different forms of funding to finance various types of projects, EURADA (INSME Member from Belgium) proposed a new initiative: Crowdfuning For Social And Local Entrepreneurship Support In South Africa.
EURADA proposed to involve an ICT Faculty of one of the South African Universities or high schools in the creation of an ICT platform targeting local entrepreneurs. The crowdfunders will be members of the South African diaspora interested in investing back in the country as well as enterprises having a social corporate responsibility action plan.
INSME, EURADA and the OECD (INSME Moral Sponsor) will collaborate on the feasibility study and the start of the initiative, including the search of funding sponsorship.
OECD report: "Competition and market studies in Latin America 2015: The case of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru”
Market studies play a fundamental support role for competition authorities in identifying obstacles and distortions to competition that are not caused by competition law violations. Competition authorities often use this tool to inform governments on problematic markets and recommend areas of improvement.
The OECD (INSME Moral Sponsor) recently released a report on “Competition and market studies in Latin America 2015: The case of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru”. Building on a project sponsored by the UK FCO, aiming at understanding how market studies were carried out in these six countries and what were the good practices in other OECD experienced jurisdictions, the report identified best practices and areas of improvement to make a better use of this competition tool.
The common areas of improvement for all the 6 countries focus on the need to have an appropriate legal framework and adequate resources to effectively perform market studies.
Read the whole report here.