Georgia: startups and SMEs discover new opportunities through EU4Business

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The FINANCIAL — The EU4Business initiative held an information event for Georgian businesses on 18 May in Tbilisi.

About 80 small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups learned about the opportunities offered by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). The event showcased assistance in technology transfer processes and European programmes for finance, research, development and innovation, according to EU Neighbours East Info.

“The Government of Georgia expresses its appreciation to the European Union for the extensive support in the process of developing Government’s Four Point Reform Agenda through the various instruments and resources. The Enterprise Europe Network is an important instrument that attracts international business partners,” said Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Cherkezishili.

“I hope that Georgian SMEs, startups, mid-caps, as well as large companies will take advantage of the opportunities offered by EEN, Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency and Enterprise Georgia.”

The Enterprise Europe Network is a network of partners with more than 600 organisations, made up of chambers of commerce, business development agencies and university technology centres. The network offers concrete and effective solutions for companies in more than 50 countries including the 28 Member States of the European Union and other associated countries.

The European Union’s EU4Business Initiative helps SMEs to benefit from the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement by improving the business environment, increasing knowledge and skills of businesses and supporting SMEs to get better access to finance.


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