This entire week, we are bringing you results from our projects working on the competitiveness of SMEs.

Have a look with us at the iEER project whose ten partners work on improving their regional ecosystems for businesses.

In the interview below, you can hear about some inspiring good practices the partners shared and first policy improvements achieved in Finland.

What have they achieved?

The iEER lead partner influenced the ERDF Operational Programme in Southern Finland. The iEER Uusimaa team worked closely with the managing authority of the ERDF programme and set the support to young entrepreneurs and the development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem as a priority in 2017 call for project proposals. The projects selected during that call are implementing and continuing the work of the iEER at the regional level.

Want to know more?

Read about an iEER good practice on the access to entrepreneurship support infrastructures, featured during the Platform thematic workshop on fostering entrepreneurship in Sofia in 2018. Or visit our results page.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another result on SME competitiveness.

Consider signing up for a workshop by the Policy Learning Platform about Mastering digital transformation of business support on 27 November in Brussels.

More results

Have you read about the RaiSE results yet?

If you are also interested in research and innovation, have a look at the series of articles from last week, starting with a story of RESET project.