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ResIT Project Partnership Day: From Co-operation to Partnership for Innovation and Technological Development

An international networking event focussed on partnership promotion among Italian-Tunisian technical centres will take place in Tunis on December 13, 2004.

22 November 2004 - 13 December 2004
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IPI-Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion (http://www.ipi.it) and the Tunisian Ministry of Industry and Energy are organising in Tunis on 13 December, 2004 an international networking event focussed on partnership promotion among Italian-Tunisian technical centres supporting SMEs specifically in the textile and clothing, leather and shoes, packaging, mechanics and electrics sectors in the perspective to jointly offer services in third Mediterranean and African countries.
The event, which concludes the activities of the first phase of the RésIT project (http://www.insme.info/page.asp?IDArea=&page=pilot_projects_tunisia#about) will make public the main results of the project, namely the opportunities and means to internationalise Italian and Tunisian services to neighbouring countries. Representatives from international donors (i.e. EU Commission, African Development Bank, etc) will offer an overview of the most relevant financial tools to promote such activities.
The participation is not only open to Italian and Tunisian organisations promoting innovation and technology transfer, but also to any technical and entrepreneurial intermediary from third countries whishing to know more about Tunisian SMEs support centres and interested in establishing contacts for future cooperation.
In the afternoon, following the presentations, site visits to the four Tunisian centres involved in the project (CETTEX-Technical Centre for Textiles, CETIME-Technical Centre for Engineering and Electrical Industries, CNCC-Technical Centre for Leather and Shoes and PACKTEC-Technical Centre for Packaging) will be organised. On request, it is possible to arrange one-to-one meetings with the Centres.
The RésIT Project Partnership Day will take place at La Maison de lExportateur in Tunis.
A detailed agenda and the registration form (compulsory) are available as downloads at http://www.insme.org.
Should you be interested in participating in event, please return the registration form by December 2, 2004 to:
IPI Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion,Ms. Francesca Giannotti,Viale M. Pilsudski, 124 ,00197 Roma (Italia),Tel. +39 06 80972519,Fax: +39 06 80972443,Email: giannotti@ipi.it