In the context of the EU 2020 strategy and the annual monitoring of the performance of EU and its member states in competitiveness, the European Commission published on October 10, 2012 two reports:
- The 2012 European Competitiveness Report, which monitors the progress of indicators at EU level in five individual sectors: (1) productivity and skills, (2) export performance, (3) innovation and sustainability, (4) business environment and infrastructure, (5) finance and investment.
The British Graduates Society (BGS), in collaboration with the British Council, is hosting the event at Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki on Wednesday, 14 November at 18.30-21.30, (66 Vas.Olgas), following the enormous success of the BGS event in Athens in the framework of the "2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week".
The 2012 annual SME newsletter published by the European Commission in the context of the European SME Week reflects the state of play of SMEs in Greece and the progress which has been made in the last year as regards the pillars of the Small Business Act initiative.
The report highlights the significance of the SME sector for the Greek economy, given that SMEs account for 99.9% of businesses (96.6% of which are micro-enterprises) and represent 70.2% of the value-added and 85.2% of unemployment.
The biggest Business Simulation ever in Greece! Moreover, Fund Raising Simulation for the first time in Greece!! It will take place on November 24, 2012. 200 participants divided in or 30 groups of 6-7 persons taking into consideration their idea upon registration. The groups will follow a Business Simulation under the guidance of mentors (they will do the coaching to the groups) The mentors are supplied with virtual “fund” of 100.000 “euros”.
The Hellenic Institute Information and Communication Management (HICM-HMA) of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA), in collaboration with Athens University of Economics and Business (E-Business Research Center), as part of its effort to provide updated information on modern issues of information and new technologies is hosting the 8th Internet & E-Business Innovation Forum at Athinais Cultural Center on 3 & 4 December 2012.
On December 13th,2012 some of the most experienced and insightful experts in intrapreneurship will gather in Paris at the Novancia Business School, to take part in the Intrapreneurship Conference 2012, organized byGlobal Enterprise.
Intrapreneurship – encouraging employees to embrace entrepreneurial behaviors while working for an employer – is gaining ground among companies around the world.
The Status of Technological Development under the new Investment Law is about investments in technological modernisation of businesses by implementing technological and organisational novelties, such as quality assurance and control systems, energy-saving technology, R&D projects and projects aimed to make good use of specialised scientific staff.
Submission of investment plans takes place twice per year (April and October). Current period (1/10-31/12).