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SMEs in Horizon 2020 with a focus on the new European Innovation Council (EIC)

– by Ines Haberl – SMEs are the backbone of Europe’s economy, and substantially contribute to growth and job creation, due to their innovative role and growth potential. About 23 million SMEs are generating € 3.9 trillion in value added … Continue reading

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Montenegrin research and innovation landscape

– by Ljiljana Belada – Research and innovation are key to tackling the economic and social challenges of Europe. They contribute to the use of new growth opportunities generated by knowledge, technological advancements, innovation processes and product innovation, and new business … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What Is the Role of the Founder in an Entrepreneurial Business?

– by Chuck Russell – Who wants to be an entrepreneur? Who can be an entrepreneur? There are more than 582 million people in this world in the process of starting or running their own business according to the latest … Continue reading

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Financing Small Businesses: the Jamaican experience

– by Omar Chedda – Small businesses tend to face higher risks globally, particularly in developing countries like Jamaica, due to their limited economies of scale, networks and capital base. Hence, many small businesses find it difficult to access appropriate financing … Continue reading

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IP Considerations for App Developers in South-East Asia

– by the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk Team – In a world of increasingly affordable smartphone technology and rapidly expanding connectivity, the digital marketplace makes room for new players on the scene: the app developers. Third party’s apps have … Continue reading

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COMPETITIVE ROMANIA – Key Macroeconomic Indicators 2007-2016

– by Florin-Ioan Rosu – At 5.1%, Romania had the highest growth in the European Union (EU) in 2016, driven primarily by the domestic demand. Over the last 27 years, the country has made considerable progress in developing the institutions … Continue reading

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