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  • INSME - the International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
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  • Address:

    Via Carducci, 4 - 3rd floor 00187 Rome - Italy

  • Contact:

    Email: secretariat@insme.it Tel: +39 06 68806803

  • Partner background

    The International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises-INSME is a legally recognized not-for-profit Association open to international membership.

    Its mission is to stimulate transnational cooperation and public and private partnership in the field of innovation and technology transfer to SMEs.

    This is justified by the challenges posed by globalisation, that force SMEs to strive to be more competitive through accessing innovation and technology. Policy Makers and Intermediaries play a crucial role in assisting SMEs in this respect:

    • Policy Makers provide support through the creation of innovation policies and by orienting public funding towards SMEs that need innovation services;
    • Intermediaries provide more ‘hands-on’ support, working directly with SMEs to resolve their problems.

    Given this scenario, INSME’s role is to create a link between these entities so as to enhance the level of support provided. In doing so, INSME acts as a hub, multiplier and disseminator of knowledge, a facilitator for alliances, a promoter of networking and a catalyser to encourage North-South and South-South international cooperation and political dialogue.