QUANTITATIVE RESULTS ACTIVITIES OF

Year: 1997 - 1998 

  1. Projects for the local SMEs
  2. European proposals filed related to the regional entrepreneurial development
  3. Services to the public organizations
  4. Other services

Year: 2000

  1. Results of the year 2000 actions & projects

 


 

1. PROJECTS FOR THE LOCAL SMEs

No.#

PROGRAMS TYPE OF WORK

DATE OF COMPLETION

1-4

E.P.V, program 4, measure 2 4 business plans for 4 new companies

3/97

5-10

Community initiative SMEs 94-97 6 business plans for SMEs

6/97

11-17

P.E.P. 94-99 7 business plans for SMEs

6/97

18

Community initiative for tourism development 94-99, action 1,5 1 business plans for an SMEs

6/97

19-20

JOINT VENTURE PROGRAM, facility 2 2 business plans for jointiventure opportunities in East Europe for 2 SMEs

9/97

21-22

Interreg ii 1994-97 initiative, measure 4,2 2 business plans for SMEs

3/98

23-24

Community initiative for trading SMEs 2 business plans for SMEs

5/98

25

Community initiative for research & technology 1 business plan for a new production line for an SME

5/98

26

Community initiative for improvement of health & safety conditions 1 business plan for 1 SME

12/97

27

Community initiative for better energy resources 1 business plan for the substitution for electricity to gar for 1 SME

12/97

28

Community initiative for the development of the mountainousareas 1 business plan for 1 SME

5/98

29

Community initiative for the women’s enterpreurial activity 1 business plan for a new company

9/98

30-31

Two-day diagnosting – consulting the company’s headquarters 2 business plans for SMEs

11/97

32

Marketing search in Albania 1 plan for an SME

11/97

33

Study on: “Greece: an attractive investment destination for production of water coolers” 1 plan for a new company

8/98

34

Patent application 1 application for an SME

9/97

35

Marketing search in Germany 1 plan for an SME

3/98

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2. EUROPEAN PROPOSALS FILED:
On Regional enterpreneurial development
(in collaboration with other budlic & private organizations)

No.#

PROGRAM

ORGANIZATION WHERE PROPOSAL WAS FILED

SUBJECT

BICs ROLE

DATE OF SUBMISSION

1

FEOGA

DGVI

Nomen’s cooperative enterpreneurial development

Leader

2/97

2

LEONARDO

DGVI

Training of confectioners in Europe

Leader

3/97

3

ADAPT

Greek Ministry of employment

Electronic Commerce for SMEs

Partner

4/97

4

ADAPT

Greek Ministry of employment

Distance training for SMEs

Partner

4/97

5

ADAPT

Greek Ministry of employment

Support for young enterpreneurs

Partner

4/97

6

ADAPT

Greek Ministry of employment

Training of SMEs personnel

Partner

4/97

7

NOW

 

Development of women’s cooperative actions

Partner

4/97

8

INTERREG II

Support of Regional SMEs

Partner

6/97

9

RECITE (3 proposals)

DGVI

All proposa related to interregional cooperation for the best proctices on SMEs support and development

Partner

6/97

10

E.U. INITIATIVE ON RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Greek secretary on Research & Technology

Development of a high tech product propotion network

Partner

7/97

11

ECOS OVRT

DGXVI

Interregional cooperation for marketing of local products

Partner

9/97

12

RITTS

DGXIII

Regional innovation technology transfers strategy

Leader

12/97

13

ECOS OVRT

DGXVI

 

Partner

11/98

14

ECOS OVRT

DGXVI

Information society on SMEs (interregional cooperation)

Leader

11/98

15

ECOS OVRT

DGXVI

Innovating services to SMEs (interregional cooperation)

Leader

11/98

16

ECIP

DGI

Partenaurial meeting & seminars between SMEs of Epirus & Cyprus

Leader

4/98

17

JOP PHARE

DGI

Partenaurial seminars between SMEs of Epirus & Rumania

Leader

2/98

18

JOP PHARE

DGI

Partenaurial seminars between SMEs of Epirus & Poland

Leader

3/98

19

LEONARDO

DGXII

Training on management for SMEs personnel

Partner

3/98

20

ISPO

DGIII

Study on information technology framework of Albania

Partner

6/98

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3. SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

No#

STUDIES – PROJECTS - TASKS

ORGANIZATION

DATE OF COMPLETION

1

Visits to 80 local SMEs:
a. Awareness about the BIC
b. Inventory of the SMEs needs

For internal use by the BIC

8/97

2

Initial plan for the development of an incubator

Region of Epirus

4/97

3

Partenarial meeting with Epiratich & Polish SMEs in Preveza – Epirus and Poland

Organizations of the prefecture of Preveza

11/97 & 5/98

4

Conference on “train-connection of Epirus with the rest Greek network”

Chamber of commerce of Ioannina

9/97

5

Study on “the status & the prospects of the fish farms of the Preveza – prefecture”

Chamber of commerce of Preveza

8/98

6

Study on “the status & the prospects of the fish farms of the Thesprotia – prefecture”

Chamber of commerce of Thesprotia

9/98

7

Funding pathways for the construction of a marine in Preveza

Chamber of commerce of Preveza

9/98

8

Complete proposal on actions for ‘regional enterprenerial development’ for the 3rd European Structural Fund

Chamber of Epirus

9/98

9

Study on: ‘Epirus – Greece: an attractive investments destination’

Region of Epirus

9/98

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4. OTHER SERVICES

  1. INFORMING THE SMEs – SPONSORS ON THE EUROPEAN FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR SMEs:
  2. Quarterly publication entitled “AWARNESS REPORT” distributed to every sponsor of the center. The publication contains information on the European SME – funding programs (the programs that are currently accepting applications etc).

     

  3. ESTABLISHMENT & ADMINISTRATION OF THE “EPIRUS BRUSSELS OFFICE”:
  1. Implementation of the contractural agreement between The Region of Epirus / The 4 prefectures of the region / The BIC of Epirus
  2. Establishment of the office
  3. Organization of the inauguration ceremony on April 1998.

 

  1. CREATION OF WEB SITE:

Creation of a complete wed site with title “BIC of Epirus & Regional Companies”.

The site contains:

  1. Basic information about the center
  2. Enterprises sponsors of the center
  3. Incentives for SMEs
  4. Projects, European Programs
  5. Enterprises sponsors of the center
  6. Activities
  7. Related links
  8. News & events

 

  1. PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES – MEETINGS:
  1. Presentations in the chambers with the topic of: “BIC of Epirus and the services provided”
    (3) chamber of Preveza, (1) chamber of Igoumenitsa (1) chamber of Arta
  2. Participation of the “BIC and each services” and separate stand in the money show area.
  3. Presentation in the following conferences:
    1. Development of the Amvrakikos day, ARTA 1997
    2. MONEY SHOW of Athens, ATHENS 1998
    3. 7th Congress of BICs, FEMBERE, FILAND 1998
    4. Survival of the SMEs on the Islands, LESVOS 1998

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5. RESULTS OF THE YEAR 2000 ACTIONS & PROJECTS

 

A/A

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION

REMARKS*

Á

PUBLICATIONS FOR PROMOTION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS & SMEs

 

 

1

Business Directory of Epirus – manufacturing SMEs (in Greek & in English)

January

 

2

Eco-tourism Travel trade Manual (in Greek/in English/in Germany)

June

 

Â

WEBSITE PAGES FOR PROMOTION – INNOVATION – INFORMATION

 

 

3

Data base of Epirus’ SMEs: www.bicepirus.gr/business

July

Continuous action

4

Data base of Epirus’ manufacturing SMEs: www.bicepirus.gr/SMEs (around 200 companies – in Greek & in English)

January

Continuous action

5

Innovation & entrepreneurship:  www.bicepirus.gr/ris (åëëçíéêÜ / áããëéêÜ)

 

Continuous action

6

BIC of Epirus www.bicepirus.gr (in Greek & in English)

 

Continuous action

7

Incentive programs for SMEs  www.bicepirus.gr/invest (in Greek & in English)

Ìarch

Continuous action

8

Promotion of eco-tourism regional opportunities:  www.ecotour-epirus.gr (in English)

September

Continuous action with additional pages on the visiting sites etc.

C

“INFRASTRUCTURE” FOR THE SUPPORT OF BUSINESS SERVICES

 

 

9

Data base & library of the studies on regional development of Epirus

July

Continuous action

10

Data base for the meeting of the BIC’s  staff with the entrepreneurs

May

Continuous action

 11

Business Guidance for new entrepreneurs

December

 

D

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES – FORUMS – MEETING

 

 

12

Seminars for entrepreneurs on “innovation & SMEs development”

February

 

13

Forum on interregional cooperation between the RIS /RITTs regions  (Ioannina, Epirus)

Ìarch

 

14

Meeting in towns & villages on “innovation & entrepreneurship”

 

Continuous action

15

Conference with subject “Epirus in the new century”

Ápril

 

16

Partenariat meetings with local & Cyprus companies of food & drug sector

June

 

E

PROPOSED INNOVATIVE ACTIONS FOR SMEs (35 proposed actions)

September

 

F

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS – FORUMS – CONFERENCES (total 5)

 

Continuous action

G

FILLING OF PROPOSALS IN E.C “INNOVATION” PROGRAMS (total 4)

 

Continuous action

* The continuous actions are scheduled to be continued through the next period 2000 – 2006. The websites are up dated every month
*
The projects have been funded by three E.C. programs RIS of Epirus (DG region), Finestra  (Recite II project, DG region), and ECIP – 3472 – FAC 1 (DG external relationships). For more information on these programs see the corresponding link of this site.
*
Many projects have been implemented with the assistance of regional organizations and actors, mainly the University of Ioannina.

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