This project focus on strengthening cooperation between European and Indian start-up ecosystems and reinforcing European presence in India in the area of innovation. The project has two separate initiatives.
The first activity under this project aims at connecting incubators, including coaches and mentors, and start-ups. Connecting coaches and mentors will allow connecting incubators which will allow connecting investors and finally markets.
The second activity aims at creating synergies among structures present in India in the area of Innovation and loyal to European interests with the aim to foster joint initiatives in the area of innovation under a ‘European banner’.
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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