INSME’s President attends the 30th Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland

INSME President Sergio Arzeni has attended the 30th Economic Forum, held in Karpacz, Poland, between September 7th and 9th. The conference saw 4,350 guests from dozens of countries, who had a chance to participate in over 400 events – discussion panels, debates and plenary sessions. The theme of this year’s Economic Forum was “Europe in…
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The Innov Invest Fund in Morocco

The Innov Invest Fund is an initiative launched by Morocco Guarantee and SME Finance Corp (CCG) and supported by the Moroccan Government, the World Bank and the European Union to enhance the access to finance for SMEs and start-ups and make Morocco a regional hub for innovative entrepreneurs. The 3rd Policy Lab organised by INSME in the…
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Developing Business Format Micro-Franchising Models For Low Income Population

“Developing Business Format Micro-Franchising Models For Low Income Population” is a project implemented by PROPAIS with the aim to generate sustainable income for low-income populations in Colombia and help micro and small businesses to scale effectively through micro-franchising1 by developing a market place and addressing the gap surrounding the micro-franchise concept. The initiative built upon the…
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The Business Performance Monitoring Tool by Sharakah

The Business Performance Monitoring Tool (BPMT) is an initiative launched by Sharakah – The Fund For Development of Youth Projects (S.A.O.C.) in 2014 to offer SMEs a structured mechanism that – by analysing their performances – identifies strengths and weaknesses as well as the most suitable way to overcome difficulties and obstacles hindering their competitiveness. Companies…
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China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property…
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Pomeranian Export Broker

The Pomeranian Export Broker aims at creating a comprehensive support system for an international expansion of Polish enterprises. The project is implemented by the Free Entrepreneurship Association (INSME Member from Poland) among many other partners and is developed under the Regional Operational Programme for Pomorskie Voivodeship 2014 – 2020. In particular Pomeranian Export Broker is…
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Regional Development Funds

The Regional Development Funds aim at providing SMEs with financial resources such as loans, credits, guarantees and capital investments. Part of the support is devoted exclusively to projects in smart specialisation areas identified in particular regions. The Regional Development Funds are based on the experiences and resources of the JESSICA Initiative (Joint European Support for…
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Polish (EU13) SMEs in the Framework Programme – Horizon 2020

– by Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk – Horizon 2020 gives an opportunity for innovative SMEs for market up-take of their solutions. Yet the successful participation is not an easy job in particular for EU13. Background As currently the largest Framework Programme with a budget of approx. 80 billion Euros offered by the European Union, Horizon 2020 focusing on…
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