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POLE EUROPE ENTREPRISE INNOVATION (MARTINIQUE ET ILES DE GUADELOUPE)

Project description

Supporting SME innovation in the French Antilles

SMEs have received support from the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Martinique and Guadeloupe Islands and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). The SMEs receive assistance for their growth, sustainability and competitiveness. The French Antilles territory has also developed innovation support services as described by the Technopole Martinique structure. The EU-funded PEEI - H2020 SGA4 project will implement the EEN missions to foster the development of local SMEs for the 2020-2021 period in the French Antilles. The project will bring together and capitalise on the specific competencies of the CCI to provide a one-stop shop for all the SMEs’ needs, promote EU policies, and encourage access to the EU and international markets.

Objective

Since 2008, Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Martinique and Guadeloupe Islands have been involved in the EEN (Enterprise Europe Network). Along with EEN, to foster CCI Martinique and CCI Guadeloupe Islands have been developing a set of services customized for the specific needs of the local enterprises to support their creation, development, sustainable development, international development or the enhancement of their competiveness with ICT and innovation. Over this period, the French Antilles territory has also been strongly developing the innovation support services mainly carried by the dedicated structure Technopole Martinique. Today, to pursue and reinforce this momentum for Antilles’ growth, these players decided to meet within the PEEI (Pôle Europe Entreprise Innovation Antilles) consortium to carry out the EEN missions over the 2020-2021period in the French Antilles. Initiated and led by CCI Martinique largely involved in this new dynamic to foster the development of local SMEs, PEEI gathers and capitalises the unique competences of the CCI Martinique and Guadeloupe Islands, which are the best interlocutors to relay EU policies and programmes and provide one stop shop for all the business needs of the local enterprises, and the expertise of the Technopole Martinique in innovation support services. Over the 2020-2021period, PEEI will provide growth-oriented, integrated business and innovation support services, promote EU policies and programmes and provide a communication channel between local SMEs and EU policy making. It will also facilitate access to European and international markets for local SMEs and improve the environment for entrepreneurial activities. The enclosed strategy implementation plan and work plan detail the PEEI proposed activities over the 2020-2021 period. With the Technopole Martinique competences, PEEI will also provide innovation support activities in the H2020 framework.

Coordinator

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE LA MARTINIQUE
Net EU contribution
€ 12 541,91
Address
RUE ERNEST DESPROGE 50
97241 FORT DE FRANCE
France

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Region
RUP FR — Régions Ultrapériphériques Françaises Martinique Martinique
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 15 677,39

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