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INSME Members

FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION
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Italy
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De Tullio & Partners is a high-tech intellectual property law firm established in 2005 by the IP-specialised lawyer and industrial property attorney Elio De Tullio. De Tullio & Partners relies on the IP-related skills and experience of its multilingual team of lawyers and technical staff, providing its clients tailor-made consultancy services in support of their strategic choices, helping them to develop their IP portfolio to the maximum extent possible and assisting them in setting up solid business models. De Tullio & Partners offers a wide range of innovative intellectual property services in relation to trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, and all other IP rights, together with more traditional forms of protection of intangible assets. De Tullio & Partners professionals are authors of numerous publications and regularly participate, as speakers, in local and international conferences.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description: The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics - GCEL, is a not-for-profit public/private partnership. GCEL’s mission is to provide the tools and the road map empowering the Integrated Five Dimensional Digital Economy (I-5DDE) and “Connecting the Strengths of the World Community Creating Well-Being Across Humanity”. Among GCEL’s Members, 156 Governments and 25 NGOs work together to promote a new trade efficiency through the empowerment of the digital economy.
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United States
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INNOVATION BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INC., is a for profit Innovation performance management training and consulting company established in 2001 and aiming at improving innovation capacity of SMEs.

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Spain
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INFYDE is a private consulting firm based in Spain and working on the development of methodologies and techniques to identify areas of regional specialization, support entrepreneurs’ discoveries, adapt regional innovation policies to nowadays changing environment.

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Luxembourg
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INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence and expertise, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organizations.

The company employs more than 1,700 highly-skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRASOFT International operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 13 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Romania, RSA, UK, UAE and USA.

More than 500 organizations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company's services and solutions to fulfill their business needs.

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Italy
Organisation Description: The LUISS Business School, an internationally recognized business school based in Rome/Italy. Its main aim is to contribute to the education of the next generation of leaders driving growth in Europe while promoting corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Four main differentiating factors make the LUISS Business School a unique institution: a cross-sector approach among different academic fields with a special focus on Strategy and Corporate Renewal, Corporate Governance and Performance Measurement as well as Innovation and Organization Design; the promotion of an entrepreneurial spirit and development of analytical thinking applied to innovative programs; a strong international dimension to guarantee a global approach and the possibility to create a network of contacts worldwide; sustainability as an overall principle inspiring the development of teaching, learning and research methodologies.
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Italy
Organisation Description: META Group is an international and dynamic company dedicated to the creation and acceleration of knowledge based companies. It works day by day successfully with Universities and Research Centres, Private Companies, Local Governments and Development Agencies, National and International Institutions. Since 1993 META Group promotes the entrepreneurial spirit raising awareness and building sustainable policies, aligns research activities towards tangible goals, ignites the process providing seed finance and investing in fast growing companies, provides skills and infrastructures for acceleration - networking, sales, marketing, facilities.
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Italy
Organisation Description: R.Q. was founded in 1992 for granting to Small and medium Enterprises the access to technologies, Innovative methods and for linking the production companies with the main European research organization. Since its foundation R.Q. operated as a technological transfer organization with several hundreds of clients companies (mostly SMEs). In the last years R.Q. developed several company networks focalized mainly on research and innovation subjects. As a venture Capital operator R.Q. participates with other 14 Italian small banks in a venture Company named TREVEFIN SPA. It is also one of the main partner of LinkInnovazione.net, a network of private innovative companies for the development of innovative UCC (Unified collaboration and cooperation) technological platform. R.Q. is a TT operator certificated by Questio (Quality Evaluation in Science and Technology for Innovation Opportunity).
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Italy
Organisation Description: Designing and enacting new financial, business and tax strategies to make the sustainable growth of Italian SMEs and startups possible. Our competitive advantages: strong and widespread international network, global consulting services, projects tailored for the clients’ needs, professionals with specific skills working in team. Siniscalco & Partners, founded in Rome in 2007 as a chartered accountants firm, over the last years has expanded its range of services, partnering new executive consultants, combining complementary areas of expertise to offer a compelling business advice. Siniscalco & Partners established its headquarter in New York in 2013, the central point for the global business and in 2018 the office in Milan, the strategic financial hub in the Italian and European scene.
PUBLIC BODY
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United Arab Emirates
Organisation Description: Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (Dubai SME) is a governmental organization established to foster the development of a flourishing entrepreneurial culture and a competitiveness SME Sector to support Dubai’s Economic Development Goals.
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France
Organisation Description:

EconomiX  is a research centre in economics operated by the University of Paris Nanterre and the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research).
With about 200 members, including around 60 PhD students, EconomiX is one of the four major research and training research centers in economics in Ile-de-France.
Research activities at EconomiX are structured around three complementary axes:

  • Sustainable Development, Environment and Public Policy
  • Law, Institutions, Regulation and Strategic Interactions
  • International Macroeconomics, Banking and Financial Econometrics.

EconomiX undertakes its research and co-operative relationships by developing partnerships with other French, European and international academic institutions, public authorities, and businesses.

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Mexico
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The National Institute of Entrepreneurship - INADEM is an agency of the Mexican Ministry of Economy, aiming at implementing, executing and coordinating national policy on inclusive support entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises, promoting innovation, competitiveness and projection national and international markets to increase their contribution to economic development and social welfare, as well as contribute to the development of policies that promote culture and business productivity.

INADEM promotes the development of an entrepreneurial mindset, supports the creation and growth of MSMEs and encourages the competitiveness to access international markets.

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United Arab Emirates
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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is a governmental body established in 2007 with the aim to develop a competitive private sector-driven economy in Abu Dhabi through the mobilization of domestic resources and by raising the level of business activities eventually abroad.
Its purpose is to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit amongst Emiratis and support their enterprise initiatives also by establishing a solid economic platform, to provide financial and business assistance and professional expertise to UAE national and to diversify and increase income sources in Abu Dhabi.

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Romania
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The Ministry for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship has been established in 1990 with the aim to elaborate and coordinate unitary and coherent strategies, policies, measures and programs for trade, industry, SMEs, business environment and tourism.

Among the Ministry’s services: information counseling, providing strategies, policies, measures, programs and projects for export promotion, competitiveness, SMEs development and business environment improving, tourism policies and events.

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Qatar
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Qatar Development Bank (QDB) was founded in 1997 by Emiri Decree to grow Qatar’s private sector and diversify its economy. His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, identified these as vital tasks in developing Qatar into a modern state.
QDB aims to be the first enabler of Qatar’s private sector and economic diversification by:
- Direct financing of target sectors
- Enabling access to finance from partners
- Promoting and support exports
- Actively enabling the creation of new knowledge-based industry vertical within Qatar
- Delivering housing development-related services and initiatives to citizens on behalf of the Qatari government.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description: SECO is an administrative unit of the Swiss government attached to the Federal Department for Economic Affairs established in 2000. In terms of domestic policy, SECO acts as an interface between business, social partners and economic policy. It supports the regionally and structurally balanced development of the economy and ensures the protection of employees. SECO contributes to the prevention and tackling of unemployment and thereby to the upholding of social peace. A further concern for SECO is to provide support for competitive conditions for Switzerland as a location for business. SECO also helps to assure access to all markets for Swiss goods and services. In terms of foreign trade policy, SECO is active in the shaping of efficient, fair and transparent rules for the world economy. SECO represents Switzerland in the large multilateral trade organisations as well as in international negotiations.
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South Africa
Organisation Description: The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development in South Africa. Its mandate is threefold: - Implementing the government’s small business strategy; - Designing and implementing a standard and common national delivery network for small enterprise development; - and integrating government-funded small enterprise support agencies across all tiers of government. By following its mandate, SEDA aims at developing, supporting and promoting small enterprises throughout the country, ensuring their growth and sustainability in co–ordination and partnership with various role players, including global partners, who make international best practices available to local entrepreneurs.
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Malaysia
Organisation Description: SME Corporaton Malaysia aims at promoting the development of competitive, innovative and resilient SMEs through effective coordination and provision of business support. SME Corp. Malaysia is a Central Coordinating Agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia that formulates overall policies and strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises and coordinates the implementation of SME development programmes across al related Ministries and Agencies. It ats as the central point of reference for research and datea dissemination on SMEs, as well as, provides advisory services for SMEs in Malaysia. SME Corp. Malaysia also assumes the role of the Secretariat to the National SME Development Council (NSDC), which is chaired by Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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Italy
Organisation Description: Unioncamere represents the system of Italian Chambers of Commerce at institutional level. Unioncamere is in charge of managing and coordinating services and activities of interest to Italian Chambers of Commerce and in addition is responsible for stipulating agreements, arrangements and conventions with central government administrations, national or local bodies, with the ultimate goal of promoting and strengthening the link between the system of Italian Chambers of Commerce and businesses, consumers and employees' organizations.
NON PROFIT ORGANISATION
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France
Organisation Description:

ANIMA Investment Network is a multi lateral platform for the economic development of the Mediterranean established in April 2006. The network gathers over twenty investment promotion agencies (IPA) and territorial development players across the Mediterranean. ANIMA Investment Network is opened to any IPA, Enterprises, Organisations and People interested in the economic development of the Mediterranean. Its mission is:

  • Advocate a stable, dynamic, transparent and fair economic environment for investment towards governments;
  • Develop cooperation between the economic development players around the Mediterranean;
  • Continue and amplify the actions handled by the ANIMA project between 2002 and 2007, technically and humanly;
  • Launch any action contributing to reinforce the attractiveness of the euromed area.
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Poland
Organisation Description:

We are a Polish non-profit non-governmental organization. Our main objective is to support and assist the development of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). 

We help to establish, grow, innovate and expand (internationalize) companies from their start to matureness. 

We are also involved in labour market interventions, providing support for the unemployed – helping them either to start a company or to gain skills required for new jobs and find employment.

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Belgium
Organisation Description: Business Angels Europe (BAE) is the European Confederation of Angel Investing, representing the European Business Angels' Federations and Trade associations in Europe. BAE brings together the most active and developed countries operating in the angel market in Europe. Business Angels Europe is the Voice of Angel Investing in Europe. BAE aims to represent and give a unified voice for the business angel community in Europe and doing this by: - Raising awareness to the general public concerning the role of business angels investment in Europe in all its forms, including business angel networks (BAN) and angel groups and syndicates; - Promoting the contribution of business angel networks and business angels to an entrepreneurial culture; - Encouraging and actively promoting the exchange of experience among business angel federations and trade associations and business angel networks, as well as encouraging "best practice" and quality/professional standards; - Acting as the reference point for reliable data relevant to the business angel activity in Europe by organising regular collection of statistics and about the European angel financing market; - Engaging with key organisations at European level to ensure a supportive administrative environment encouraging the growth of business angel and early stage finance, including adoption of fiscal measures that encourage risk taking by both entrepreneurs and business angels, and maintaining the contact to the European authorities for the recognition of business angels financing as part of the future of the European economy; - Assisting members in their representation activities with their local and regional governments; - Proactively connecting the European angel market with the global angel ecosystem and acting as a counterpart for relevant organisations in the world for benchmarking purposes, and cross-border collaboration; - Reinforcing the role of federations and trade associations in countries across Europe, which can include supporting the creation and development of new federations and trade associations; - Developing a framework which will stimulate cross border collaboration and deal flow exchange among member networks of federations and trade associations; - Pursuing these objectives will be facilitated by the conclusion of cooperation agreements with other European organisations and the development of contacts with non-European organisations.
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Peru
Organisation Description:

CEFIAL is a private not for profit organization founded in 2000 to promote trade and investments in Europe and Latin America, through diffusion of information on potentials and investment opportunities offered by the Latin American area. It organizes training courses on European productive systems, mostly in the Andean area.

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Italy
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CONFAPI - the Italian Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Industries aims at safeguarding and promoting the interests of the small and medium enterprise industry at all levels and enhancing the development of SMEs through facilitating and stimulating effective dialogue between the government and social partners. CONFAPI also implements programs and initiatives to foster Italy’s economic development in conjunction with national and European organizations and institutions.

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Belgium
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EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players was established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe and EURADA (the European Association of Development Agencies) with the collaboration of the European Commission. EBAN gathers 101 member organizations from 27 countries and is the only pan-European representative for the angel community. Its reach is to 250 groups via direct or indirect membership, 20.000 angels and 40.000 entrepreneurs. EBAN has recently opened its membership to early stage venture capital funds (investing less than 3 million euros per transaction) in an effort to help all financial actors involving in closing the equity gap to collaborate and invest together.

EBAN’s objectives are:

  • Represent the interests of the growing early stage capital market, its entrepreneurs and investors
  • Raise awareness about the concept of business angel investing and spread good practices among its actors
  • Support the emergence of professional structures, quality standards, as well as the internationalisation of the angel and early stage industry
  • Dialogue with European policy makers to improve the working environment of early stage investors.
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Italy
Organisation Description:

EIDONLAB - established in 1979 - is the non-profit evolution of EIDON, a famous entity in industrial research, engineering and technological consultancy in the northeast Italy, operating as technology partner for process and product innovation. EIDONLAB aims to generate new value from research and innovation, with an approach of collaborative-oriented problem solving.

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Belgium
Organisation Description: EURADA – the European Association of Development Agencies is a not for profit association founded in 1992 to support the exchange of experiences in regional development agencies and carry out ambitious project that will support the role of RDA in the promotion of economic growth. EURADA provides a series of services such as: - New initiatives: Support the implementation of new programs or services that can carry out development agencies to promote economic growth - European projects: Provide assistance in the whole cycle of the EU project, from the idea to the final communication and dissemination - Technical assistance: Marketing of the EURADA’s members capacities as experts and practitioners with highly specialized skills on economic development tools - Training: Common training actions for regional development agencies on finance of innovation, territorial development and promotion, inward investments, etc. The services are supplied carrying out the following activities: - Dialogue with EU institutions especially the European Commission - Validation and dissemination of new ideas on economic development - Transnational cooperation between members - Design, preparation and execution of common projects (mainly using EU grants) - Studies and publications - Organisation of conferences, workshops and seminars.
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United Kingdom
Organisation Description: Forum for Sustainable New Venture is a private limited by guarantee organization aiming at promoting and supporting the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurial and innovative activity in all organisations, through network building, information leverage, applied research, training and consultancy.
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United States
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A professional membership organization, the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) is the world’s only innovation certification body, providing members with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field. The IBoK (Innovation Body of Knowledge) is developed and maintained by members through a transparent and democratic process that assures everyone the opportunity to contribute. This is not someone's opinion of what innovation should be - it is the worldview of your peers and professionals from the community. We have completed the Certified Innovation Professional - Base Level exam as well as the Certified Design for Innovation exam. We will offer the Tools and Techniques and Certified Innovation Manager exam for the first time in March 2016. Members are free to sit for these on-line exams at their convenience.
IAOIP-certified innovation professionals are equipped with the appropriate tools to make a strategic difference by becoming an active participant in innovation teams at all levels of their organization through knowledge exchange, research, conferences, training, and publications.
With individual, corporate, public, and non-profit members around the world (we have members in 30 countries), IAOIP is the leading international membership-based organisation dedicated to the professional development of individuals working in the field of innovation.

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United States
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The International Council for Small Business, established in 1955, is devoted to the advancement of management development practices for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owner/managers through education, research, and the free exchange of ideas.
Council members representing education, industry, financial institutions and government, provide a worldwide network of ideas and experience exchange on management assistance for small business.
By filling the role of an umbrella organization, as an integrator of new knowledge, the Council reinforces rather than duplicates the work of other organizations involved in small business development. For this reason, we encourage the development of national and associate affiliates of the Council so we can continue to build the information-exchange network in many countries.

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Germany
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IMP³rove - European Innovation Management Academy, non profit (www.improve-innovation.eu) offers innovation management support services to enterprises, consultants and intermediaries. It also provides financial actors, policy makers and academia with consulting support and technical assistance related to innovation and innovation management. The services include innovation management benchmarking for enterprises, training and certification in innovation management, research on innovation management issues and promotion of best practices in innovation management. With its global network, IMP³rove Academy has set the standard for innovation management assessment. IMP³rove - European Innovation Management Academy emerged from the European Commission's flagship program "IMP³rove". It was supported by the European Commission's Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and receives continued support by Horizon2020.

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United Kingdom
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The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - ISBE is a small business and entrepreneurship network for individuals and organisations involved with SME research, entrepreneurship education and business advice, and those who formulate, deliver and evaluate policy towards small businesses. It is an international non-governmental organisation. Its mission is to advance research, education and policy in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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United Kingdom
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The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) is a worldwide network of Academics, Business Leaders, International Consultants and other professionals involved in Innovation Management.
ISPIM's main goals are the development of know-how on Innovation Management, and the creation, implementation and diffusion of effective related skills and techniques for the mutual benefit of ISPIM Members and for the enhancement of the economic systems and quality of life in the member countries.
The fulfillment of our mission is achieved through:
- International Conferences;
- National and International Research Projects and Joint Business Activities;
- Publications.

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Canada
Organisation Description:

NBS is a not for profit that envisions a world where Canadian enterprises contribute to prosperous economies, healthy ecosystems and strong communities. NBS enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration between research and practice. NBS seeks to break down the silos within and among the academic, industry and government sectors by encouraging collaboration. NBS is the first choice for businesses seeking knowledge on sustainability issues. Our origins in academia have informed our activities and provide valuable perspective on the unique challenges facing the business sector, enabling us to supply best practice methods that are specific to the sustainability context.

NBS enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration between research and practice.
NBS has the following objectives:

  • Build community. We build relationships between researchers, managers, policy-makers and students.
  • Exchange knowledge. We bring academic and industry leaders together to spark new ideas about sustainable business practice. We ensure different people bring different perspectives.
  • Spur innovation. Collaboration will lead to more innovations.
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Colombia
Organisation Description:

The Corporation for the Development of Micro-Enterprises (PROPAÍS) is a mixed private law company that was incorporated by means of CONPES Document N° 2732 as a scenario for the settlement and coordination of actions and resources between the state sector and the National Network of Non-Government organizations (NGOs) and private entities supporting the promotion, strengthening and accompaniment of smaller companies (microempresas).

Its Corporate goals are:

  • contribute to the strengthening of smaller sized companies as key actors of the local development, so that they efficiently participate in strategies for the job and incomes generation for the people living in the several different regions of Colombia;
  • Propose mechanisms of action leading to articulate the different ley actors participating in state policies and private initiative supporting the displaced and uprooted population, home head women, entrepreneurial young people, people in the process of being reinserted, so as to help in their economical strengthening or re-establishment.
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Brazil
Organisation Description:

SEBRAE is a private not for profit organization established in 1972 to promote competitiveness and sustainable development of small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship.

SEBRAE’s main services are:

  • Consultancies
  • Courses and lectures
  • Events (exhibitions, fairs , trade missions , business rounds) information (articles, brochures , guides, manuals, news, guidelines , reports, research, publications , videos)
  • Awards.

SEBRAE offers its services Through its 27 regional offices and more than 700 Business Development Centers and also Online (social medias, call center, site). Services oriented towards clients (individual entrepreneur, micro and small enterprises, potential entrepreneur, both in urban and rural areas) and others are dedicated to primary students, graduate students, women, majors, and other target groups. Some services are paid; most are free of charge.

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Oman
Organisation Description:

Sharakah, the Omani Fund for Development of Youth Projects has been established in 1998 with the aim to offer Financial support and guidance to SMEs, help build local entrepreneurial capability, advocate policies related to the SME sector and spread more awareness about entrepreneurship.

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Italy
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A not for profit organization founded in 2003, SRM is a centre for economic studies and researches whose objective is to develop analysis on Italian regional economy in the European and Mediterranean prospective, with a special focus on southern Italy’s economic, entrepreneurial and social issues. Thanks to its studies, published and available for business and academic community, SRM contributes to the dissemination of the economic knowledge and culture and to create an added value.
SRM provides a series of services such as:

  • study and applied research activities on economic topics referred to Southern Italy, with the aim to provide useful support tools for the territory knowledge in the interest of its shareholders;
  • cultural promotion activities, prevailingly in the economic field, as a tool for growth for public and private enterprises;
  • services in favour of public and private bodies referred to the territory development.
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Italy
Organisation Description: t2i is a non-profit organization which offers innovative, high value-added services and develops financed projects on a local, national and European scale. Treviso Tecnologia stands out as a facilitator offering information, education and developing services to promote the continuous dissemination of innovation with companies, leveraging the network between the world of research , university, the Chambers of Commerce and public institutions. Technology Transfer and Innovation – t2i is the Special Agency for Technological Innovation established in 1989 by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture (CCIAA) of Treviso, with the intent of fostering an innovation-oriented corporate culture.
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Italy
Organisation Description:

The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises – INSME is a legally recognized not-for-profit association working under the auspices of the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The Association gathers innovation and technology transfer stakeholders including governmental bodies, international organizations, NGOs, business support organizations, chambers of commerce on an international scale.

As of October 2018, INSME can count on the support of 64 Members from 30 different countries.

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Italy
Organisation Description: Following the round of international conferences started in 1996 with the aim to promote the study of the interactions between the academic, industrial and institutional systems as means to foster technological innovation and economic growth, the Triple Helix Association was established in 2009 and headquartered in Turin, Italy, at Fondazione Rosselli premises. The Triple Helix Association (THA) is a non-for-profit, non- governmental association with scientific purpose and a global reach. Its main scope is to advance the scientific knowledge and practical achievements related to all aspects of the interaction between academy-industry-government (Triple Helix) for fostering research, innovation, economic competitiveness and growth. THA activities range from the development and debate around top class scientific studies, by means of conferences, symposia, and awards; the networking among both leading education & research institutions and stakeholders to foster a wide dissemination and uptake of the scientific findings by means of publications, academic journals and co-operation projects; the support in translating academic models into practical achievements by enhancing international exchange of scholars and the education of students, researchers and practitioners.
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Italy
Organisation Description: Unioncamere Piemonte promotes and launches initiatives to favour the development and valorisation, at home and abroad, of the economy and productive sectors of the region by providing support and coordination to the institutional activities of the Associated Chambers. In order to achieve its mission, the Union of Chambers of Commerce of Piedmont works on two complementary fronts: institutional and promotional. They highlight the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office which supports the Piedmont’s Chambers of Commerce with regards to Innovation and Technology Transfer matters and services. They belong to the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest worldwide network supporting SMEs on European matters and on technology transfer activities.
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Korea, Republic of
Organisation Description:

The World Technopolis Association (WTA) is a multilateral international organization created in 1998 with the purpose to connect the advancement of science and technology with local development, to achieve a shared development through cooperation and exchange among science cities.
The WTA aims to establish international cooperation between local and regional governments in an era of knowledge-based society, as well as, to share the prosperity by promoting mutually beneficial partnership and exchanging their experiences in a global context.
WTA’s major objectives are:

  • To connect the advancement of science and technology with regional innovation;
  • To establish mutual cooperation and good partnership on technopolis development;
  • To achieve a shared development through knowledge exchange and technology transfer among science cities;
  • To assist the members in building sustainable technopolises with a global competitiveness.

WTA’s main services are:

  • Organisation of workshops
  • Creating an international information network
  • Cooperative researches
  • Fostering venture businesses and offering assistance to SMEs in this field
  • Holding the WTA Hi-tech Fair to promote technology transfer
  • Cooperating in the establishment and development of research parks.
INTERNATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION
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Philippines
Organisation Description: The Asian Development Bank is an Intergovernmental International Organization. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is dedicated to reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region through pro-poor sustainable economic growth, social development, and good governance. With headquarters in Manila, ABD has 30 offices around the world with 2,833 staff from 59 members as of 31 December 2010. ADB’s Office of Regional Economic integration (OREI) assists its developing member countries in pursuing open regionalism that serves as a building block to global integration. OREI works towards building a regionally integrated and globally connected Asia and the Pacific by:
  • Promoting regional economic policy dialogue in Asia and the Pacific and providing policy advice;
  • Supporting capacity building and institutional strengthening to help ADB member countries integrate both within the region and with the rest of the world;
  • Conducting research and serving as a knowledge and information center on RCI;
  • Acting as ADB’s focal point for regional infrastructure and financial sector development and developing partnerships with regional forums and international institutions.

Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 member nations, 48 from the region who have committed $167.1 billion in loans to the vision of a region free of poverty.

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Tunisia
Organisation Description:

The African Development Bank Group is an international organisation and a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 and supported by 77 nations (member countries) from Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia and engaged in mobilising resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries (RMCs). 

The Bank's principal functions are: (i) to make loans and equity investments for the economic and social advancement of the RMCs; (ii) to provide technical assistance for the preparation and execution of development projects and programs; (iii) to promote investment of public and private capital for development purposes; and (iv) to respond to requests for assistance in coordinating development policies and plans of RMCs. In its operations, the Bank is also required to give special attention to national and multinational projects and programs which promote regional integration.

The Bank's operations cover the major sectors, with particular emphasis on agriculture, public utilities, transport, industry, the social sectors of health and education, and concerns cutting across sectors, such as poverty reduction, environmental management, gender mainstreaming, and population activities. Most Bank financing is designed to support specific projects. However, the Bank also provides program, sector, and policy-based loans to enhance national economic management. The Bank also finances non publicly guaranteed private sector operations. The Bank actively pursues co-financing activities with bilateral and multilateral institutions.

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Uruguay
Organisation Description:

The Asociaciόn Latinoamericana de Integraciόn – ALADI is an international organization established in 1980 and the largest Latin-American group of integration. It has twelve member countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It aims to promote the creation of an area of economic preferences in the region, a Latin-American common market.

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Korea, Republic of
Organisation Description:

APEC SME Innovation Center is an International Organisation, managed by the Small and Medium Business Corporation (SBC). Previously, the APEC SMEIC was managed by the Korea Technology Information Promotion Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (TIPA).

Its mission is to undertake activities to enhance SME innovation capacity and take the lead in establishing collaborative SME innovation networks of APEC member economies.

The APEC SME Innovation Centre main objectives are: 

  • to enhance innovative capacity and build an infrastructure at home and abroad in a bid to promote SME innovation in the APEC region and create an environment for the regional free trade and investment liberalization.
  • to play a leading role in upgrading SME competitiveness, establishing collaborative networks and fostering SME innovation by undertaking cooperative programs with APEC member economies based on the "2005 Daegu Initiative".

The APEC SME Innovation Center was established in 2006 to play the role in promoting SME innovation in the APEC region so that developing member economies can achieve the Bogor Goal by the year of 2020. The Bogor Goal is for member economies to reach free trade and investment liberalization in APEC. The Korean government suggested establishment during the 2005 APEC SME Ministerial Meeting and member economies endorsed it.

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Italy
Organisation Description: The Central European Initiative (CEI) was founded in Budapest on 11 November 1989. It is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration and sustainable development through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union, international and regional organisations as well as with other public or private institutions and non-governmental organisations. While acting as a platform for political dialogue, the CEI has developed a strong operational, result-oriented approach to regional cooperation. It combines multilateral diplomacy and fund, programme and project management as both donor and recipient. The everyday CEI activities are handled by the CEI-Executive Secretariat in Trieste, including the development and implementation of projects. The CEI operates in a flexible manner to promote intergovernmental, inter-parliamentary and business cooperation. The Committee of National Coordinators (CNC) is the key body responsible for the definition, coordination, management and implementation of CEI cooperation as well as for the implementation of CEI programmes and projects through appropriate structures. It meets frequently in order to discuss and coordinate cooperation within the various bodies of the CEI as well as in relation with other international and regional organisations. It is assisted by the CEI Secretariat and prepares the documents to be approved by the CEI Summit or by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting. The CEI Summit is one of the most significant bodies, gathering the Heads of Government of the eighteen CEI Member States. It takes decisions on the political and economic orientation for CEI cooperation and gives visibility to the organisation. It is usually convened in autumn by the CEI Presidency, which is held in turn by each of the 18 CEI Member States. Decisions on organisational and financial matters of the CEI are taken at the MFA Meeting, convened once a year in spring. It is chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the country holding the CEI Presidency. CEI representatives of national Parliaments cooperate and meet in the framework of the Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Committee and the General Committees (on Political and Home Affairs; on Economic Affairs; on Cultural Affairs). The annual chairmanship of the Parliamentary Dimension rotates according to the annual CEI Presidency. The CEI also promotes an active participation of the business communities of the CEI Member States in a bottom-up approach, fostering inputs, open discussions and recommendations for cooperation.
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Pakistan
Organisation Description:

The Mission of COMSATS entails bringing about sustainable socio-economic development in the South, through
building capacities in, and making judicious use of, science and technology applications, by instituting South-South and
North-South collaborations and exchange. As extracted from the International Agreement of the Commission, the
Mission of COMSATS has been translated into the following objectives:

- To sensitize the countries in the South to the centrality of science and technology in the development process, to the adequate allocation of resources for research and development, and to the integration of science and technology in the national and regional development plans;
- To support the establishment of a Network of International Science and Technology Centres for Sustainable Development in the South;
- To support other major initiatives, designed to promote indigenous capacity in science and technology for science-led sustainable development, and to help mobilize long-term financial support from international donor-agencies and from Governments / Institutions in the North and the South, to supplement the financing of international scientific projects in the South;
- To provide leadership and support for major North-South and South-South cooperative schemes in education, training and research, such as the proposal to set up programmes of scholarships for research at centres of excellence in the South;
- To support the relevant programmes and initiatives of major scientific organizations working for the development and promotion of science and technology in the South.

The foundation-conference of COMSATS that was held at Islamabad on 4th & 5th October, 1994, attracted representation from thirty-six countries. The participants included twenty-two Ministers, members of the diplomatic community of Islamabad and representatives of international organizations, like UNESCO, UNIDO, UNEP, and the World Bank. The conference decided that the Headquarters / Secretariat of the Commission would be based permanently at Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Head of State of Pakistan would act as the first Chairperson of the forum. It was agreed that the host-government, Pakistan, would provide for the operational and administrative expenses of the Secretariat, while the development programmes of the Commission would be supported and financed through Technical Assistance Fund, formed of membership-contributions, income from services, and international grants/project-funds.

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Luxembourg
Organisation Description: The European Investment Fund – EIF is an International Financial Institution, part of EIB Group established in 1994 with the following mission: supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe.
By taking SME risk, EIF pursues two main statutory objectives:
- fostering EU objectives, notably in the field of entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, employment and regional development;
- generating an appropriate return for our shareholders, through a commercial pricing policy and a balance of fee and risk based income.
EIF invests in venture capital and growth funds, mezzanine funds that support SMEs. Its investment activities also cover technology transfer and business incubators. It also provides funding (equity and loans), guarantees and technical assistance to a broad range of micro-credit providers, from non-bank financial institutions to well established banks to make microfinance a fully-fledged segment of the European financial sector.
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Switzerland
Organisation Description: The Global Network of Export-Import Banks and Development Finance Institutions - G-NEXID is an International Organization established in 2006 with the aim to improve cooperation and assistance, and facilitate the exchange of experiences among specialized institutions involved in trade and project financing, particularly EXIM Banks and DFIs, at regional and global levels. G-Nexid works under the auspices of UNCTAD, with International Trade Centre (ITC) and other U.N. Organisations. The Global Network shall perform the following functions: - To promote and develop cooperation and common understanding of the various issues related to trade and project financing among its Members; - To facilitate the flow of information among its Members, through the strengthening of information network at the national, regional and international levels, as well as through the organization of regular meetings; - To disseminate relevant specialist knowledge made available by UNCTAD and other international organizations; - To share country and regional experiences and best practices in trade and project finance, including those related to services and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); - To assist its Members in benefiting from technical assistance through the Global Network's sponsored research work on various policy issues, new trends and opportunities, innovative financing mechanisms, and common problems and challenges facing its Members; as well as SMEs development and competitiveness; - To help its Members benefit from capacity building and training services through the Global Network's sponsored events, study tours, internships, workshops, publications or by way of referrals to relevant international or multilateral agencies; - To assist Members in exploring various cooperative agreements, such as co-financings and joint operations; - To assist and advise, on request, members in the structuring and implementation of export or import financing transactions; - To raise the necessary funds for the above activities; - Any other relevant functions as decided by the G-NEXID General Assembly. The aims and purposes of the Global Network shall be accomplished through meetings and seminars, technical cooperation, capacity- and institution-building, research, publications and special reports, and such other means as its General Assembly may determine.
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United States
Organisation Description:

The purpose of the Corporation, established in 1986, is to promote the economic development of its regional developing member countries by encouraging the establishment, expansion, and modernization of private enterprises, preferably those that are small and medium-scale, in such a way as to supplement the activities of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

In order to accomplish its purpose, the Corporation shall undertake the following functions in support of the enterprises:

  • Assist, alone or in association with other lenders or investors, in the financing of the establishment, expansion and modernization of enterprises, utilizing such instruments and/or mechanisms as the Corporation deems appropriate in each instance;
  • Facilitate their access to private and public capital, domestic and foreign, and to technical and managerial know-how;
  • Stimulate the development of investment opportunities conducive to the flow of private and public capital, domestic and foreign, into investments in the member countries;
  • Take in each case the proper and necessary measures for their financing, bearing in mind their needs and principles based on prudent administration of the resources of the Corporation; and
  • Provide technical cooperation for the preparation, financing and execution of projects, including the transfer of appropriate technology.

The IIC is owned by 43 countries: Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Bolivia Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
Organisation Description:

IOR-ARC RCSTT is an intergovernmental international organization. The principal objective of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) is to act as a facilitator and coordinator of research on the nature and impact of the human uses of the Indian Ocean, with the overall objective of realizing peace, co-operation and ecologically sustainable development in the Indian Ocean region. The Group will also: encourage research networking, including distance education, among institutions of higher learning, facilitate dialogue between cultures and civilizations in the region, act as a resource base of data and information on the region, provide consultancy services to interested government agencies and business groups and help facilitate intra-regional investment and trade.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description: Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC's mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. ITC works towards creating ‘trade impact for good’. ITC Goals: - Strengthen the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy - Improve the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of SMEs - Improve the international competitiveness of SMEs ITC’s work also directly contributes to 10 of the Global Goals.
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United States
Organisation Description: OAS - The Organisation of American States based in Washington DC brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union (EU). The Organisation uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.
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Austria
Organisation Description:

OSCE is an International Organisation. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the largest regional security organisation in the world with 55 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America. It is active in early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict. OSCE takes a comprehensive approach to security by working in the politico/military, economic/environmental and human dimensions.
In the economic and environmental dimension, the OSCE focuses on issues such as trafficking in human beings, money laundering, environmental degradation, good governance and SME development with the aim to address potential threats to security and enhance national and regional stability.

The OSCE was created in the early 1970s under the structure of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) to serve as a multilateral forum for dialogue and negotiation between East and West. The 1994 Budapest Summit, recognized that the CSCE was no longer a simple Conference, and changed its name to the OSCE. This gave the Organization a new political impetus and was also a reflection of its institutional development since the end of the Cold War.

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Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Organisation Description:

The Latin American Economic System (SELA), is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1975 that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. It aims to provide the Latin American and Caribbean region with a system of consultation and coordination for the adoption of common positions and strategies on economic issues in international bodies and forums and before third countries and groups of countries and to foster cooperation and integration among the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
SELA offers a wide range of services and implements numerous projects:
Extra-regional relations
Seal business and cooperation proposals for Latin America and the Caribbean;
Conduct systematic analyses of the impact of global economic decisions and processes on the economies of the region;
Assess processes linked to international business, commercial, economic and financial negotiations and the implications of such processes for regional development and integration;
Support Member States, whenever necessary, with respect to their participation in the relevant deliberations and negotiations.
Intra-regional relations:
Support the development, coordination and convergence of the sub-regional processes of Latin America Latin and the Caribbean.
Maintain a systematic analysis of the relevant factors with a view to ensuring the harmonious development of integration between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Promote strategies to identify operational efforts that will help further the coordination and convergence of economic integration throughout the region.
Consider and develop proposals aimed at creating an institutional framework of integration that will encourage coordination and convergence in sub-regional processes.
Economic and Technical Cooperation:
Promote the flow of multilateral and bilateral cooperation from international agencies and donor countries towards the region and serve as a regional focal point for economic and technical cooperation between developing countries.
Encourage the exchange of experiences and information on national policies, particularly those of greatest relevance to macroeconomic coordination, the struggle against poverty, social inclusion and international cooperation.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description:

UNCTAD was established in 1964. The mission and objectives of UNCTAD are:

  • Forging the links among international trade opportunities and development;
  • Enhancing coherence between national development strategies and global economic processes towards economic growth and development, particularly of developing countries;
  • Assisting developing countries to design and implement active policies for building productive capacity and international competitiveness and to support their efforts to attract and benefit more from FDI.
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Mexico
Organisation Description:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is the United Nations’ global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people building a better life. They are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity they draw on the people of UNDP and their wide range of partners. UNDP México has worked in the development of the private sector, as a tool towards poverty reduction, since 1997.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description:

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as a multilateral platform facilitates greater integration and cooperation among its fifty-six Member States and promotes sustainable development and economic prosperity through policy dialogue, negotiation of international legal instruments, development of regulations and norms, exchanges and application of best practices as well as economic and technical expertise, and technical cooperation for countries with economies in transition.

The UNECE provides a platform for exchange of experiences and good practices for its member States, with the participation of the private sector and other stakeholders. Using the outcomes of this process of knowledge-sharing, it carries out capacity-building activities on the basis of the demand of their members. UNECE is committed in the following activities:

  • Organization of conferences, seminars and training events;
  • Compilations of good practices;
  • Preparation of guidebooks and other practically oriented material.
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France
Organisation Description:

The UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945. The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration amongst nations through education, science, culture and communication. The purpose of the Science System Management Unit is twofold: capacity-building and policy advice in science and technology; promote university-industry-science partnership.

The regular budget of UNESCO is constituted by the mandatory contributions from its Member States. The Organisation can also receive voluntary contributions from Member States or donor bodies for the implementation of its regular programme as approved by the General Conference or for the implementation of operational projects in the fields of competence of the Organization.
UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 190 Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. UNESCO has field offices in each region of the world: 18 in Africa, 6 in the Arab States, 14 in Asia, and 13 in Latin America.

UNESCO is the largest multi-disciplinary UN agency having about two thousand staff working in the fields of education, science (natural, social and human), culture and communication. There are programmes within the organisation on technical and vocational education, poverty reduction, cultural industries, science, technology and innovation policy which are of relevance to INSME programme to support micro, small and medium enterprises. The Science Systems Management Unit of the Division of Science Analysis and Policies is the hub through which UNESCO can collaborate with INSME. The Unit assists Member States to formulate and evaluate national science, technology and innovation policies and enhancing capacity building. In addition, the Unit runs UNISPAR, the partnership between university, research institutes and private companies (which are largely SMEs). The current thrust of the programme is to improve the policy competences of SMEs associations and build capacities for technological entrepreneurship in higher educational institutions and research institutes.

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Austria
Organisation Description:

UNIDO was set up in 1966 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their fight against marginalization in today's globalized world. It mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment.

UNIDO has offices in Brussels, Geneva and New York that maintain on-the-spot contacts with Member States and the other United Nations organizations based there.
UNIDO is also represented in 35 developing countries. This representation and a number of specialised field offices, for investment and technology promotion and other specific aspects of its work, give UNIDO an active presence in the field.

UNIDO's assistance is delivered through two core functions: a normative function as a Global Forum, and an operational function, providing Technical Cooperation.
As a global forum, UNIDO generates and disseminates knowledge relating to industrial matters and provides a platform for the various actors in the public and private sectors, civil society organizations and the policy- making community in general to enhance cooperation, establish dialogue and develop partnerships.
As a technical cooperation agency, UNIDO designs and implements programmes to support the industrial development efforts of its clients. It also offers tailor-made specialized support for programme development. The two core functions are both complementary and mutually supportive. On the one hand, experience gained in the technical cooperation work of UNIDO can be shared with policy makers; on the other, the Organization's analytical work shows where technical cooperation will have the greatest impact by helping to define priorities.

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Switzerland
Organisation Description:

With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialised agencies of the United Nations system. Its mission is to promote the use and protection of works of the human spirit.

With a staff of 917 people drawn from around the world, WIPO carries out many tasks related to the protection of intellectual property rights, such as administering international treaties, assisting governments, organisations and the private sector, monitoring developments in the field, harmonising and simplifying relevant rules and practices. In all that it does, the key words are: relevance, efficiency, communication and international cooperation.

WIPO is largely self-financed – which is quite unusual among international organisations- as it generates more than 90% of its annual budget through its widely used international registration services, as well as through its publications, arbitration and mediation activities. The remainder comes from contribution by member states.

In the 2002-2003 biennium, about 85 % (approximately 455 million) of the budget expenditure came from earnings of the registration systems. The remaining 15 % will come mainly from contributions from member states and sales of WIPO publications. All this income finances WIPO's operating expenditures, slightly over 340 million Swiss francs per year.

The use of the registration systems has grown steadily over the last few years and that trend is expected to continue well into the new century. Long-term investments on office automation and headquarters premises are currently under way, financed by a special reserve fund. Contributions from member states are small. The five largest contributing countries each donate about one-half percent of the Organisation's budget each.

The number of member states belonging to WIPO now stands at 180 ( over 90 % of the world's countries).

Apart from its headquarters in Geneva, WIPO has offices in New York and Brussels.