Institutions are now aware of the crucial role of SMES in territorial dynamics within European regions. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives -on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy -to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. During the "Regional innovation strategies for smart specialization", the European Commission launched the smart specialisation platform with the aim of facilitating the industrial modernization of the regions.
The relationship between Regions and SMEs has become more important with the implementation of the French law NOTre (new territorial organization of France Republic); the responsibility of the Regions' have been have extended and diversified.

To what extent the EU with its Regional Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation linked with the Regions may act for supporting and funding SMEs ?

  • A Innovative Young Entreprise, agreed by French Public Institution (DGFIP) has developed a « new secured apparels for sales » 24h/24 for over-the-counter medicine, via internet in accordance with European directives 2001/83 IT and 2011/62/CE.
  • PHARMABORNE deliver with a complete safety of Medicine with the control of a Pharmacist. The payment is assured after authorization of delivery by the Pharmacist, by the bank card.
  • DA24 FAB wishes to develop international partnership to support sales and deliveries of this innovative device in countries having freed the sale of medicine by internet

By 2015, Crowdfunding allows to raise around 4,2 billion euros in the European Union against 1,6 billion in 2014 ; or 160 %. Even if the growth is skyrocketing, the overall amount remains relatively slow and concentrated mainly in some member states of the EU (United Kingdom,France,Finland…). However, " the Crowdfunding represents only 80 billion euros in france, but when it will weigh over 500 billion euros, other funding structures will be weakened " says Jean Hervé Lorenzi, Chairman of the French "Cercle des Economistes".

SME are the backbone of both European and French economy by representing over 99% of all businesses in Europe. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth and innovation. To improve the approach to entrepreneurship in Europe, simplify the regulatory and policy environment for SMEs and remove the barriers to their development, the Small Business Act is one of the most important measures implemented by the European Commission in 2008 to support SMEs.

Morning Workshop CGPME31– Comment se rendre crédible auprès des investisseurs ?

Wednesday, April 6thl – 8h45,

Aim of the session supported by ADINVEST International : 

The workshop allows the managers to estimate, through formal experiences, the various aspects to be taken into account to be credible in front of investors by describing their perceptions on the various presented situations.

ADINVEST International adapts its model and finances its growth