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As of the 1st of April, the INSME Secretariat will be moving into a new office space.
We will have no phone access in the coming days, you can reach us via email at email@example.com. Sorry for any inconvinience this may cause and thank you for your patience!
10th INSME Annual Meeting: a milestone in the INSME Success Story!
The 10th INSME Annual Meeting on “Investing in Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy” has just taken place from the 18th to the 20th of March 2014 at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates co-organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (INSME Vice President). This year’s event coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of the INSME Association, was highly appreciated both by local experts and international delegates attracting more than 500 participants from 35 different countries. All delegates were impressed by Abu Dhabi and the way the city is developing by keeping a watchful eye on its genuine past.
Further information are available at www.2014.insme.org
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Organized by the Asian Development Bank
06-07 May 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organized by Fleming Gulf in partnership with MSME News Network
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HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona are in the course of organizing the 6th edition of the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, taking place from the 27th of June to the 4th of July 2014 in Montréal and from the 5th to the 12th of July 2014 in Barcelona.
The Summer School is a unique opportunity to compare creative approaches and practices from diverse fields ranging from industry and arts to science. The program features visits to innovating companies and creative organizations, creativity workshops, meetings with famed creators and creative managers, and implementation of short term creative projects. A group of internationally renowned professors will accompany the participants throughout the program. Stakeholders from creative companies and prestigious guests from a wide array of sectors supplement the faculty.
Application forms for the 2014 session of the Summer School on Management of Creativity must be received by the 30th of April 2014.
A certificate of participation, jointly given by HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona, will be awarded to participants who complete the program to the satisfaction of both institutions.
Boston's Emerson College announced the launch of The Emerson Accelerator, a two-year, extracurricular program providing seed funding, mentorship and professional space on campus to build a business. The program will provide $6,000 in total seed funding per semester, to be distributed among participating startup teams. Startup teams can have no more than two leaders and no more than four total members. The best start-ups have members with different areas of focus and complementary skills.
Additionally, eligible applicants/startups are those who will best answer the following questions:
- How does your business satisfy an unmet need?
- Why has nobody before you done this?
- If they have, how are you doing it differently?
- How are you going to grow? How do you measure growth?
- How do you measure success? Profit? Passion? Impact? All of the above?
The deadline for applications is the 1st of May 2014.
MSME News Network (INSME Member) recently interviewed Mr. Fermin Fautsch, chairman of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI). The interview shows how the European Union is looking for new markets to come out of the recession. According to Mr. Fautsch, ASEAN countries might be a potential new market and a gateway for manufacturing and services.
In this framework EUMCCI launched the EU-ASEAN Business Council, with the aim to address the challenges at the ASEAN level and create standards in trade and services integration. Furthermore, other programmes are supporting the integration between Europe and Asia, trying to bridge the gap and facilitate EU SMEs’ expansion across Asean Countries.
Cooperation among the European Union and ASEAN Countries might become a win-win situation to find new business partners and create a stable environment, as stated by Mr. Fautsch “If you have an economic integration, in a way, you will likely have a lower probability of instability or conflicts within the region”.
Greece will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2014, before handing over reins to Italy on 1 July 2014. It is the fifth time that Greece will hold the EU Presidency since its accession to the European Communities in 1981.
The main principles which will guide the mandate of the Presidency can be summarized in three main pillars:
- to enhance civic and society engagement in the EU, through policies and initiatives in response to citizens’ everyday problems, concerns and insecurities;
- to deepen the Union, especially the European Monetary Union, by promoting policies and actions to remedy and restore initial deficiencies in the Euro area architecture, which have been unveiled by the recent crisis;
- to reinforce the EU democratic legitimacy and accountability along with building up the collectivity and solidarity links among Member States, as well as incrementally constructing European democracy and expanding civil rights.