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Eurostat’s interactive dashboard for SMEs to monitor the pandemic recovery

Eurostat has developed an interactive dashboard to monitor the pandemic recovery with all the COVID-related indicators SMEs need. Key insights Statistics show that the EU economy – as a whole – has rebounded from the initial impact of COVID-19. The labour market showed some signs of improvement in...
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Meet innovative Japanese companies in biotechnology and life sciences

A new portal promotes innovative Japanese biotechnology and life sciences companies and invites European companies to express their interest in online meetings. The 41 Japanese companies on the site are innovative ventures located in incubation facilities managed by the Organization for Small &...
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Italian regional SME policy responses

The note developed by the CD Trento Centre for Local Development of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) provides a preliminary inventory of the policy responses adopted by the Italian regions to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the...
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Registering Top Level Domain names in China

Internet usage is truly booming in China, with more than 701 million ‘netizens’ (as of December 2016), China connects more people to the Internet than any other country. In fact, every fourth person on the Internet is from China. Facilitated by the increasing availability of broadband technology and...
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Bad Faith Trade Mark Registrations in China and How to Deal with It

Prior trade mark registrations, also called ‘bad-faith registrations’, are a significant problem that many European companies encounter in China. This process commonly involves a Chinese company first registering the trade mark of a foreign company in China with the express intention of selling it...
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A new initiative to support business and professional associations in Azerbaijan

KOBIA - the mission of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan have launched a new initiative to support business associations, aimed at developing a partnership between the state...
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SMEs Go International: Launch Postponed

The ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility is a support service of the European Commission to provide tailored support for the internationalisation effort of European SMEs. It is our regret to announce, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic developments, the postponement of the...
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Upcoming SMEs Go International Technical Assistance Facility

The ECCP is planning to launch the ‘SMEs Go International Technical Assistance Facility’. Stay tuned for our call for concept notes that will be launched in the coming weeks! Who is this for? This is a unique opportunity exclusively available for EU based SMEs that participated in the activities of...
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KET4CleanProduction Project: Open call for micro grants

Deadline for application: 29th April 2020, 17:00 CET The EU-funded project KET4CleanProduction (KET4CP) sets its strategic objectives on helping SMEs to solve their clean production challenges and - as a result - to stay sustainable, innovative and competitive. By encouraging the use of advanced...
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Marking Your Territory: Choosing a Trade Mark in China

In one of the most famous trade mark infringement case, New Balance Trading (China) – the Chinese affiliate of US sports footwear brand, New Balance – was ordered by a Guangzhou court to pay RMB98 million in compensation (equivalent to approximately EUR14.3 million), and to publicly apologise to...
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IraSME: The 25th call for proposals

Deadline: March 26th, 2020 IraSME, a follow-up initiative of an ERA-NET by ministries and funding agencies, is a network of funding programmes from different countries / regions that share the same goal: supporting small businesses in their innovation efforts. The network is coordinated by AiF...
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Enterprise Europe Network presents SME Growth Outlook for 2019-20

The SME Growth Outlook 2019-20 report produced by the Enterprise Europe Network provides a snapshot of the current situation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, based on survey data from businesses using the Network's services. It contains many useful insights as it captures the...