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Meeting the 2022 EEPA Jury – Caroline Mischler

Following our interviews with 2022 European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) jury members Thomas Cooney, Selma Yilmaz-Schwenker, Outi Slotboom, Marian Piecha, Christel Delberghe and Thomas Wobben, we come to our final member: Caroline Mischler. Caroline is Director of the European and International Department of the Directorate General for Enterprise, at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. She offers more useful tips on how to develop a winning project.

Caroline Mischler is an economist who worked at the French national regulatory authority responsible for the electronic communications and postal sectors. After joining the Directorate General for Enterprise in 2005, she held several positions involving the design of public policies to support competitiveness, innovation and industry, before being appointed to her current post in 2019. Caroline is the French SME Envoy within the SME Envoys Network and the High-Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth.

What do you think makes this competition unique in Europe?

What makes EEPA unique in Europe is that it not only rewards excellent project developers, but its objective is also to increase awareness amongst European businesses of the importance of taking good care of entrepreneurship practices. The idea behind this competition is to promote good practices beyond national borders; it thereby contributes to the strengthening of the Single Market.

Do you have any advice for the participants on how to make their application stand out from the rest and include the information that you need to evaluate the project?

I would advise participants to focus their application not only on data but also on concrete examples of how the project is implemented and on achieved results. We will be looking very carefully at the actual impact of the project on European society.

What do you think the jury members will be specifically looking for in the EEPA 2022 competition?

The jury members will look for projects that provide concrete ways to deal with the challenges that we face today within the Single Market. I am thinking about the green and the digital transition of the European economy, as well as the impact of the war in Ukraine for European companies and citizens.

Which are the top three qualities you will look for in a winning project?

A winning project must be socially and/or environmentally impactful, innovative, and duplicable in other ecosystems.

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Urban Tech, funding to develop new value chains in emerging Health Tech, Smart City and Greentech industries

Urban Tech, a 3-year project funded by European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is looking for SMEs and start-ups to compete for funding of up to EUR 54,350 by developing or improving products or services that address one of 300 challenges in three areas: health tech, green tech and smart cities. The deadline is 14th September.

Selected SMEs will be invited to join 16 international industry hackathons that will identify 80 innovation projects selected for the incubation phase. Winners will receive a EUR 9,500 pre-incubation voucher, with the goal of being the ones to deliver one of the 20 tested and piloted products that will be demonstrated to Challenge owners and investors. SMEs will also have access to services such as incubation and testing facilities, coaching and mentoring.

The Urban Tech process

To be eligible for the Urban Tech funding, SMEs must:
• be based in the EU, the UK or a country associated with Horizon 2020, the list of which is here;
• be neither based in Russia or Belarus nor affiliated with either country;
• be independent companies developing or commercialising innovative products, services or business models with high market potential;
• have 1-250 full-time employees and annual turnover of less than EUR 50 million;
• not be in the process of being liquidated or declared bankrupt.

To apply, candidates must select one or more challenges from Urban Tech’s Virtual Library of Challenges and submit their solution. Eligible applications will go before an international expert committee.
• The 320 applicants with the most promising solutions will be invited to hackathons taking place throughout November 2022.
• The 160 highest-ranked applicants will receive a travel voucher worth up to EUR 850 to attend an on-site hackathon.
• 80 hackathon participants will be invited to submit full proposals by 4 January 2023 in order to receive a minimum viable product voucher worth EUR 9 500.
• 30 of the 80 participants will be selected to receive a piloting voucher worth EUR 20-30 000.
• 20 of the 30 participants will be chosen to receive a market discovery voucher worth up to EUR 14 000.

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Meeting the 2022 EEPA Jury – Thomas Wobben

Here on the Promoting Enterprise Portal, we have already featured interviews with several of the 2022 European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) jury members: Thomas Cooney, Selma Yilmaz-Schwenker, Outi Slotboom, Marian Piecha and Christel Delberghe. Now it’s the turn of Thomas Wobben, who is representing the Committee of the Regions. He gives us his views on the uniqueness of the EEPA and offers some useful advice for entrants.

After studying economics and politics, Thomas worked in the voluntary sector, before joining the European policy services of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt in 1993. In 1995, he moved to the Saxony-Anhalt Liaison Office in Brussels, taking over as Director in 2000. Thomas has been with the Committee of the Regions since March 2012, firstly as Director for Horizontal Policies and Networks, then as Director for Legislative Work.

What do you think makes this competition unique in Europe?

The EEPA is a great opportunity for initiatives at local, regional or national level to show their concepts and achievements in promoting entrepreneurship, for example by helping SMEs to enter new markets or fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in education and training. Coming from the Committee of the Regions, it is also very positive to see that many of the EEPA entries and winners focus their work on the local and regional level.

Do you have any advice for the participants on how to make their application stand out from the rest and include the information that you need to evaluate the project?

The EEPA is about honouring innovative ideas, strong commitment and convincing results that could be replicated in other parts of the EU. The better these elements are described in the application, the higher the chances are.

What do you think the jury members will be specifically looking for in the EEPA 2022 competition?

The jury members will be looking for initiatives and strategies on how to address the current challenges for entrepreneurs and SMEs with regard to the digital and green transition, an inclusive society and responding to the current crisis.

Which are the top three qualities you will look for in a winning project?

For me, the top three qualities for the winners are convincing results, an innovative nature and transferability of the approach.

You still have one EEPA jury member to meet, so make sure to visit the Promoting enterprise news portal regularly. We will introduce you soon! For more EEPA updates follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest news.

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Inspiration from past YEC winners and finalists

The SME Week Youth Essay Competition (YEC) is now in its 7th edition, so the class of 2022 has a huge number of past winners and finalists from whom it can take inspiration. And as we saw last year, this can be the key to success.

In her acceptance speech, YEC 2021 winner, Kristina Dimova, paid tribute to her predecessor, Sabine Kerssens. Referring to Sabine’s ‘intriguing and complex’ essay, Kristina said that it ‘inspired me even more to participate. I wanted to see if I can do what she did so gracefully – present such an innovative idea in a way everyone can understand it.’

As we now know, Kristina was indeed able to do what Sabine had done. In her essay on the competences and skills entrepreneurs would need in the future, she concluded that ‘the only way the business ecosystem can adapt is to overcome its ego and become human. Not only towards its outside values but toward its employees as well. The Good, The Digital, and The Human are the face of the future.’ Read Kristina’s essay here.

Victoria Krah Ripoll, YEC Finalist 2021

YEC 2021 was a close-run thing. Finalist, Victoria Krah Ripoll described three start-ups that had coped with uncertainty during the pandemic by meeting the challenges of digitalisation and sustainability. ‘However,’ she wrote, ‘there is another fundamental skill without which none of those businesses would have survived or even come to live: creativity. (…) One could argue that creativity is the catalyst for innovating. Indeed, innovation itself could be defined as the victory of creativity.’ Read Victoria’s essay here.

Sabine Kerssens, YEC 2020 Winner

Sabine Kerssens’ YEC 2020 essay, which so inspired Kristina Dimova, tackled the question of how EU policy can best aid entrepreneurs in becoming sustainable and resilient in the context of COVID-19 and other global challenges. Sabine’s answer was by creating a single start-up scale-up market. ‘We need to centralise the journey of young entrepreneurial talents that grow into the multinational CEOs of tomorrow’, she wrote. ‘By learning from their lessons we create a test bed that brings the EU one step closer to connecting all multinationals, SMEs and individuals of Europe.’ Read Sabine’s essay here.

Pablo Pastor Vidal, YEC 2020 finalist

Like Kristina, Sabine overcame some tough competition to win the YEC. 2020 finalist, Pablo Pastor Vidal gave three answers to the question: by focusing on grassroots projects that take account of the needs around them, by not being scared of progress and the digital revolution, and by being aware of new ideas without forgetting old problems. As regards the main lesson he had learned from the pandemic, Pablo wrote, ‘I will always remember how fragile humans are. But at the same time, this individual fragility is what makes us so special, because when we unite, we can be stronger than ever.’ Read Pablo’s essay here.

Radu Dumitrescu, YEC 2019 Winner

In YEC 2019, entrants were challenged to write the speech that they would give to Europe’s entrepreneurs if they had just been named Commissioner for SMEs and Entrepreneurship. Winner, Radu Dumitrescu proposed to speak about measures to which he would apply the ‘Think Small First’ principle. One was encouraging international trade. ‘Small-scale entrepreneurial firms that act locally but sell and buy internationally are the prime movers and employers of society, and we must not forego them in favour of corporate giants’, he wrote. Read Radu’s essay here.

Marija Elena Borg, YEC 2018 Winner

YEC 2018 winner, Marija Elena Borg addressed the question ‘What steps should entrepreneurs and government take to become more innovative?’ She outlied five steps: allocate time for creativity and innovation; surround themselves with creative, inquisitive and proactive people; adopt management skills that will allow for the creation of an innovation culture; invest in public-private partnerships; and expect failures. Marija Elena concluded that ‘people are the primary cause for innovation within both enterprises and government departments.’ Read Marija Elena’s essay here.

For more information on how to enter YEC 2022, click HERE.

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SME Week Newsletter 2022: Issue #16

Welcome to the latest edition of the SME Week Newsletter

In this edition of the SME Week newsletter, we have two important announcements: the launch of the 2022 SME Week Youth Essay Competition (YEC) and the launch of the new and improved version of the Promoting Enterprise App. Let’s take them one by one!

The YEC gives young people a chance to share their ideas for solving the big challenges of today with key figures from the world of business. This year’s topic is ‘How can future young entrepreneurs contribute to a more sustainable economy?’ So if you’re aged 18-25 and have any bright ideas, send them in to the link below!

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has launched a new and improved version of the Promoting Enterprise App, enabled by the SwapCard platform. The new app will transform your SME Week and SME Assembly experience with its many novel features and will extend the benefits of SME Week long beyond the three days of the event. Scroll down for the details!

Other news includes an important announcement about the SME Assembly 2022, sharing the official date and location of the year´s most expected event for the sector, more details of support for Ukrainian refugees and links to interviews with two jury members for the 2022 European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). We also have details of the ‘The Single Market, the Natural Playground for European SMEs’ conference at which EEPA jury members participated in the month of June in Paris.

As ever, we are happy to hear from you, our readers. So please share any stories you have that might be of interest to the SME community. They could be featured in a future newsletter or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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Youth Essay Competition 2022 – things to keep in mind

With the 2022 Youth Essay Competition (YEC 2022) having been launched on 30 June, we know that many of you will be steaming ahead with writing your entries. To help you avoid any pitfalls, we’ve put together a list of five things you should keep in mind before you send your essays in.

  1. Check you’re eligible

Before you even start work, the first thing you need to do is to make sure you’re eligible to enter. For this, you have to be aged 18-25 (inclusive) and a citizen of a country that participates in COSME – the EU programme for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The COSME countries are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

2. Stay on topic

As you all doubtless know by now, the theme for YEC 2022 is ‘Our European economies are highly dependent on fossil fuel energies. How can future young entrepreneurs contribute to a more sustainable economy?’ We are sure you have interesting opinions on all kinds of subjects, but when writing your entries we really need you to stay on topic and avoid any (or at least too many) digressions.

3. Don’t write too much

Although we know that you’ve all got a lot of great ideas on what is a really important topic, our jury can only read through so many essays in a day. So keep your writing concise and to the point, and don’t go over 2 500 words or your entry won’t be accepted. Also, remember that we can only accept one entry per applicant.

4. Mind your language

Of course, it’s always easiest to express yourself in your native language. But for a competition like YEC 2022, it’s vital that all of the jury members understand the points you’re making. For this reason, entries have to be in English. What’s more, writing in English will help make sure that your essay is read by as many key business figures as possible.

5. Be on time

Last but not least, the deadline for sending your essays in is 26 September 2022. You can upload them HERE or e-mail them to smeweek@loweurope.eu. Any work received after 26 September won’t be considered. So manage your time well and be punctual!

Keep an eye on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal for more tips to help you with your entries, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter.

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Revolutionize your SME Week experience with the new Promoting Enterprise App

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has launched a new and improved version of the Promoting Enterprise App, enabled by the SwapCard platform. The new app will revolutionize your SME Week and SME Assembly experience with its many novel features and will extend the benefits of SME Week long beyond the three days of the event.

The Promoting Enterprise App proved to be a big hit at the 2021 SME Assembly, to connect with other participants and to browse content and watch the event sessions later. This year the app will be available over a longer period of time, enabling SME Assembly participants and others interested in entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe to connect with each other throughout the year.

New improved features

Beyond the scope of SME Week, the new Promoting Enterprise App will serve as a platform for everybody interested in enterprise, entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe, offering them a space where they can network, make valuable contacts and leverage synergies. If this is the place for you, register for the app here.

The new app has many novel features and will improve the experience of SME Week participants by offering users access to the SME Assembly livestreaming, speaker previews, live chat, webinars and much more.

In addition, the app is a treasure trove of information, including:

• Policy topics, interesting webinars, and updates;
• Information on SME Week activities;
• European Enterprise Promotion Awards updates;
• Opinion polls and discussion forums;
• The Promoting Enterprise newsletters;
• Updates on SME Assembly programme highlights as they occur;
• Information and updates on SME Assembly speakers.

Through the app you will also be able to propose topics that you feel should be discussed at the SME Assembly, or make suggestions for other elements that could be included in the Assembly to improve the experience of participants.

Supporting SME Week goals

The core aims of SME Week are to promote entrepreneurship in Europe, to help existing entrepreneurs find information on available support, and to encourage more people to set up their own businesses. The new and improved Promoting Enterprise App will be a valuable tool in achieving these goals, acting as a one-stop-shop for information on European entrepreneurship and a networking hub for budding European entrepreneurs.

For more information on SME Week and the SME Assembly, visit the European Commission website and get the latest updates on the Promoting enterprise news portal, and make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter.

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Meeting the 2022 EEPA Jury – Christel Delberghe

On the Promoting Enterprise portal, you have already met number of European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) 2022 jury members (Outi Slotboom, Thomas Cooney, Selma Yilmaz-Schwenker and Marian Piecha). Today, let’s hear from Christel Delberghe, who will be the voice of business associations on this year’s jury. Christel tells us what this year’s jury will be looking for and gives advice on how to make your project stand out.

Christel has been Director General of EuroCommerce since November 2021, where she acts as the chief advocate for the retail and wholesale sector with the EU institutions, stakeholders and the media. Previously, she was EuroCommerce’s Executive Director for Competitiveness and Communications, leading action on commercial relations and competition issues, as well as the interests of wholesalers and SMEs.

EEPA Jury Member Christel Delberghe

What do you think makes this competition unique in Europe?

The EEP Awards specifically recognise projects that have an impact on the local economy but are also transferable to other regions in Europe. They promote Europe as a whole and help strengthen the Single Market, which in the end benefits all consumers in Europe.

Do you have any advice for the participants on how to make their application stand out from the rest and include the information that you need to evaluate the project?

For us jury members, it is important to see the impact the project has on the local economy, its innovative dimension and how it could be transferred and possibly implemented in other regions in Europe. Show us not only numbers, but also stories behind the project, and list what would be needed to replicate your project to other regions.

What do you think the jury members will be specifically looking for in the EEPA 2022 competition?

Covid has focused the attention of businesses on the importance of the digital transition, which is why it is important to showcase how your initiative supports the digital transition of enterprises and small businesses. The sustainability transformation is an equally important priority: we would like to see practices that encourage and foster new ideas to support SMEs in their transition.

Which are the top three qualities you will look for in a winning project?

The successful project will be innovative, impactful and transferable within Europe. It will recognise the most successful promoters of enterprise and entrepreneurship and inspire future entrepreneurs.

Interested in meeting the other EEPA jury members? We will introduce you soon! So make sure to visit the Promoting enterprise news portal regularly for updates, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest news.

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YEC 2022 now open for entries!

The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived! We are happy to announce the launch of this year’s SME Week Youth Essay Competition (YEC). Now in its 7th edition, the YEC gives 18-25-year-olds a platform to share their bright ideas with key figures and stakeholders involved in enterprise, entrepreneurship and SMEs. Read on for all the details about this year’s competition!

The Youth Essay Competition is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Every year, the competition aims to focus young minds on resolving a key societal challenge.

This year’s challenge

This year the competition asks young people to think about the theme: Our European economies are highly dependent on fossil fuel energies. How can future young entrepreneurs contribute to a more sustainable economy?

Do you have something to say on this topic and would you like to get your ideas out there? Then the YEC is for you! All you have to do is write a 2,500-word essay in English on the theme above and submit it here before the deadline of 26 September 2022.

The YEC jury will then select three finalists who will attend the SME Assembly in November, where they will present their essays to the 500+ delegates gathered at the assembly. If this sounds scary, don’t worry – you will receive presentation training before the event. The winning essay will then be selected in a public vote. The essays of all the finalists will be promoted across EU channels.

The voice of experience

By giving young people the opportunity to share their views with key players in the world of entrepreneurship, the competition aims to achieve a greater goal – to raise the profile of entrepreneurship as an attractive career choice for young Europeans. European young people have been enthusiastic in their engagement with the competition, so let’s hear from some of them.

For Kristina Dimova from Bulgaria, who won the 2021 edition of YEC, the experience was “a moment of pure bliss.” “Many representatives of various institutions and companies who were in the audience during the competition congratulated me on this thesis. The fact that they have appreciated the youth perspective is what truly made me happy and is the biggest success,” she said.

Sabine Kerssens, the YEC winner in 2020, also found the experience to be extremely positive. “The Youth Essay Competition is a great start to participating in a greener and happier world. It helps you get your thoughts aligned, practice getting that message to your audience through writing, and be heard!” she said.

So – it’s time to get thinking, get typing, and submit. Before you start, read through the rules of the competition and please contact smeweek@loweurope.eu if you have any questions.

You can find more information on the previous editions of the YEC here. We will also follow with more advice and tips to help you with your entries, so make sure to visit the Promoting Enterprise News Portal regularly, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts and subscribe to our newsletter.

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SME Assembly 2022: Save the date!

We are back with news on the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe: the SME Assembly. And what better day to announce when this key event will take place if not on the World SME Day?

We are 154 days apart from a 3-day journey on entrepreneurship, economy, policy and innovation. No need to do the math, just make sure to save the date!

This year the event will take place both in Prague, Czech Republic, and online between the 28th and 30th of November. Mark these days in your agenda because we will be getting back to share everything you need to know about the 2022 edition.

Organized together with the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Assembly will feature a mix of high-level panels, expert roundtables, interactive masterclasses and networking opportunities. We will also get to know who will be the winners of this year´s European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), with one of the most awaited awards ceremony for the SME community taking place during the event.

If you want to quickly take a look at the highlights of the previous edition of the Assembly, feel free to relive the experience with the video below and prepare for what will come later this year!

SME Assembly 2021 Highlights

Updates about the programme and speakers will be announced on the European Commission website, here on the Promoting enterprise news portal and also via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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