Support to SME Development Agencies and Business Communication Centres

Country: Russian Federation

Donor: Tacis

Period: 01/1998-12/1999

Activity: Support of the development of SMEs in the Russian Federation with the following objectives:

–       strengthen the capability of some of the SMEDAs newly established (training of staff and direct support)

–       further develop already established SMEDAs by developing BCC services within the development agencies

–       to create awareness of the potential for the commercialisation of technological products and services from Russian SMEs

–       to increase the understanding of leasing as a means of financing for Russian SMEs and to disseminate information concerning practical opportunities