Tag: SMEs

Germany pledges €2 billion to help start-ups through #Coronavirus crisis

Germany pledges €2 billion to help start-ups through #Coronavirus crisis

| April 1, 2020

Germany is planning to allocate €2 billion (£1.77bn) to help support start-ups during the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 April), write Paul Carrel and Thomas Escritt. “All the normal aid programmes are of course also available to start-ups but we also want to do something for companies that have […]

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Three promising Irish SMEs to receive #EuropeanInnovationCouncil funding

Three promising Irish SMEs to receive #EuropeanInnovationCouncil funding

| December 9, 2019

Three promising Irish SMEs have been selected for funding under the latest round of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator announced today. They are: Capri Medical Ltd (Galway) for a new project to treat patients with chronic post operative pain. The Capri Stim implant will allow patients to be discharged from the healthcare system earlier. […]

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#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

British MEP Daniel Dalton is helping businesses in Birmingham to tackle burdensome red tape on UK export.  Daniel Dalton MEP and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) are asking businesses what rules and regulations hinder them particularly when it comes to exporting. This week (18-22 April) is the UK’s Exporting is GREAT week. Dalton is promising […]

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Investment Plan: Green light for SME financing before summer

Investment Plan: Green light for SME financing before summer

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a decision by the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today (17 February), small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) across Europe should be able to benefit from the first funds from the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) before the summer. The landmark decision taken today by the EIB Board of Governors will […]

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EU-Georgia sign financing agreement in support of regional development

EU-Georgia sign financing agreement in support of regional development

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili (pictured) met in Brussels on 18 November and signed a Financing Agreement launching a new programme in support of regional development in Georgia. Following the meeting Commissioner Hahn said: “I am particularly glad to sign the financing agreement of […]

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Collaboration will aid health innovation in Europe

Collaboration will aid health innovation in Europe

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan We live in innovative times, especially in the world of health care, with personalised medicine coming more and more to the fore, courtesy of groundbreaking research, new technologies and exciting developments in medical science. A major problem, however, is that making the best […]

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EU body backs UK moves to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses

EU body backs UK moves to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A top EU body tasked with reducing regulatory burdens on business has today (15 October) backed a UK-led agenda to exempt smaller businesses from a raft of EU laws. The so-called shredding spree proposals have been supported in a report published by Edmund Stoiber, the Bavarian former prime minister who chairs the EU’s expert group […]

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