The regional innovation strategy (RIS-S3) is a pre-requesit to EU funding for the 2014-2020 period. The objective was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the territory, and the fields where cohesion policy instruments had a significant impact. Elements have already been identified in the Strategic territorial diagnostic for Guyana, with a focus on innovation. This mission was carried out in the context of the merger of the regional and departmental authorities.
The general objectives of the project were to support the managing authorities and State in setting up an action plan for the implementaion of innovation and economic development and to gather elements to draft the 2014-2020 Operational Programme (OP) and the RIS-S3.
Joint STEM lab facility
The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….View report
Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ
Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…View report