Agrofood & Fisheries


The second Agricultural Business Summit is organized by The Economist Events in Thessaloniki on 8 December 2015 at The Met Hotel in association with the Netherlands Embassy in Athens and HEDA as the supporting organization.


StartSmart is a one-day MIT Enterprise Forum conference that inspires, connects, coaches, and informs technology entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. Through curated, relevant, and experience-based programming, entrepreneurs gain the knowledge that will help them take their venture to the next step. StartSmart offers versatile learning opportunities, crafted on the premise that successful entrepreneurship is a learned art, when supported with a practical and proven methodology.


On November 5, 2015 you are welcome to particpate in the AquaMatch, an international Water Technology & Innovation brokerage event. The event is organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) and the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in Europe.

With a view to recognising and rewarding the excellence of public bodies in promoting entrepreneurship and small business at a national, regional and local level, the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy invites you to participate in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Competition 2015 launched by the European Commission.

The Award categories you can participate in are the following:


The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is delighted to announce that the 2015 SME Assembly will take place in Luxembourg from 18 to 20 November 2015. The Assembly will be organised together with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council as an interactive and participatory event.

In the last years, a type of property other than that of material goods, namely the Intangible Assets, is showing an important increase. Intangible Assets are a result of human thought and inventiveness, and constitute the Intellectual Asset of a company, an organization or an authority.

The European Commission has launched the 3rd edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The competition is open until 20 October 2015!

This Prize aims to raise public awareness on the need for more innovation and more women innovators. It will reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.

Who can participate?

Every woman innovator complying with the following criteria:

1. You are residing in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

Are you considering relocating part or all of your operations to new territories?

There are a number of cost and commercial reasons why a group may consider relocating, but it is also important to understand the consequences.

The key to successful business relocation is early planning, clear commercial objectives and careful execution. This guide provides pragmatic advice for executives, including outlining the drivers of relocation, the types of activity commonly relocated and the commercial, cost and tax factors of popular relocation destinations.

The Competition invites people to come up with new solutions to social or societal issues and to create growth and jobs. Launched in memory of a social innovator Diogo Vasconcelos, the competition helps participants bring their ideas to life and further develop them in the Social Innovation Academy. The competition has been running for the last two years. 

The 2015 edition will be launched in Gdansk on 23 March 2015, on the theme 'New Ways to Grow'.  See agenda.


The new generation of European programmes such as ERDF, COSME and Horizon 2020 provide fresh opportunities for regional policy makers and the business community to collaborate to help drive growth in their region by applying innovative ways of 'doing business together' that can transform the economy.

The GROW your REGIOn conference which will be held in Brussels between 27 & 28 April 2015, is an invitation to everyone interested in smart specialisation and clusters to come together to

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