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Six Armenian start-ups will receive up to €35,000 in seed funding from the EU-SMEDA project, implemented as part of the EU4Business initiative, after winning the final stage of the EU-supported Innovation Matching Grants competition (IMG) - IMG Venture Forum, held on June 29 at the Vanadzor Technology Centre. The 16 shortlisted start-ups had undergone a process of pre-selection, excessive...
More than 10,000 SMEs in the Eastern Partnership countries received loans worth a total of over €593 million under EU4Business in the period 2016-17, and over 1,500 received advisory services, while almost 8,400 received training and more than 20,000 attended events organised under the initiative. These are just some of the achievements highlighted in the 2018 EU4Business Annual Report presented...
Ukrainian businesses that want to enter the global market will have to invest a lot in its development . Resources will be required to study foreign markets, visit other countries, adapt their products to the needs of the market, search for partners and promote the goods. This was discussed at a conference for entrepreneurs that took place in Odessa – “Business together with the EU: how to enter...
The Grovf team at work
Grovf – an Armenian startup supported by EU4Business and engaged in the Internet of Things (IoT) and database hardware accelaration – has been awarded a grant from Horizon 2020 – the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme. Grovf was supported and guided by the EU-SMEDA (Support to SME development in Armenia) project throughout the whole application process and this is now their second...
Three new enterprises have opened in Sisian and Goris cities in the Syunik region of Armenia, in the frameworks of the EU-funded project on ‘Boosting Competitiveness of regional SMEs, implemented by SME DNC as part of the EU4Business initiative. Speaking at the opening ceremony, SME DNC Executive Director Levon Mnatsakanyan said, “the activities of the newly opened enterprises will contribute to...
Commissioner Johannes Hahn
The EU and the six Eastern Partner countries have agreed to step up their cooperation on the digital economy, adopting a road map on reducing roaming charges, addressing the cybersecurity threat in a coordinated manner, and expanding e-services to create more jobs in the digital industry. Speaking in Minsk, Belarus, where he was taking part in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership...
Minsk furniture forum
More than 80 participants gathered at the Furniture Forum in Minsk on 20 June - a sectoral event within the framework of the EBRD's Advice for Small Businesses Programme and the EU4Business initiative in Belarus, where they were able to hear the best international practices, meet market leaders and exchange views. The EBRD’s Yuriy Serikov told the conference that the EBRD was counting on the...
Students in Support of Social Enterprises
The Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) recently held an award ceremony for the winners of its annual competition ‘ Students in Support of Social Enterprises ’. The competition was organised as part of the EU-funded project Social Entrepreneurship – Innovative Approach for Economic and Social Changes . "Social enterprises have the potential to have real social impact...
The EU Delegation in Ukraine, in cooperation with the Delo.UA business portal, recently held the first conference in the framework of the ‘Business together’ special project, with the support of the EU4Business initiative. On 8 June Delo.UA and the EU Delegation in Ukraine gathered 50 entrepreneurs from the Odessa and Mykolaiv oblasts in order to answer the most pressing questions for Ukrainian...
Belarus has huge potential to develop its digital sector, the Director for Neighbourhood East at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargements Negotiations Lawrence Meredith has said in an interview with the ONT TV channel. “We see huge potential for the digital sector in Belarus. I think you have very experienced young people who work in this sector. It is...