Empowering businesses Seeking Growth

Acronym

SeeG
Project Number – MIS 5070714
Priority axis 1 - A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area
Investment priorities 3a - Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
Intervention fields 066. Advanced support services for SMEs and groups of SMEs (including management, marketing and design services)
Call 6th CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS
Lead Beneficiary Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Rodopi
Beneficiaries Economic Development Agency Bansko
Local Economic Development Agency -Razlog
RESEARCH ACCOUNT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA
Start Date Apr 26, 2021
End Date Apr 25, 2023
Budget 588.832,74 €
ERDF Contribution 500.507,83 €
National Contribution 88.324,91 €
SeeG aims at creating – promoting an ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, fostering, that is, an environment, supportive of entrepreneurs (incl. startups), by tailoring services to their real needs, promoting positive media coverage and bringing them together.
Developing dynamic business conditions, however, entails interventions at various aspects such as: regulatory framework, market size, access to labour – knowledge – finance and entrepreneurial and innovation culture. This specific initiative, acknowledging the limited if nonexistent ability to intervene at the first two areas (legislation and market), focuses at the latter two aspects, therefore foresees activities aimed to enhance or enable: Access and exploitation of ICT tools, Positive attitude towards collaboration & networking schemes, Knowledge & knowhow exchange, Capability development, Awareness raising and Society’s & individual’s attitude towards entrepreneurship.
Partners agreed to take an initiative, attempting to tackle a common (cross borderly) barrier, their target group usually comes against, that is their limited, if any, access to existing support services due to reasons that are either related to geographic coverage or to the actual limitations - restrictions of the services themselves. At the same time, they also admit this as a factor influencing or discouraging business creation overall. With this in mind the set of activities foreseen, addresses two main types of factors, those determining the decision making for new businesses and those determining the success and viability of enterprises. In the first case, the activities are relevant to enhancement of knowhow, the procedure of generating a business idea, the ability to access financing tools, the networking opportunities especially the accessibility to supporting services and finally the   development of skills related to issues such as risk management etc., in the second case, activities are oriented to entrepreneurial aspects such as skilled resources, quality and innovation tools and techniques’ introduction into current procedures, marketing and promotion place in the business’ strategy etc.
Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the mix of services to be provided, via the entire grid of activities foreseen, is designed to be flexible and adaptable to what is needed at the time as well as to who is in need of the specific services package (profiling), for this reason 3 pillars are introduced, which will characterize the implementation of the project throughout its lifecycle: Careful adaptation, Market driven approach and Effective capacity development.

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