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SMEs: Creating Growth through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

SMEs: Creating Growth through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dates: 31 August - 13 September, 2017
13 - 26 February, 2018

SMEs are the economic engine driving both the transitional and developed world. Government agencies and international organisations in many countries are investing in their development and encouraging entrepreneurship ecosystems. This programme is designed to strengthen these efforts by sharing the most relevant and up-to-date tools for increasing growth, unlocking sources of capital and improving SMEs' access to finance and innovation. The programme takes into account both the national macro environment and the individual micro level. It offers professional expertise and the world renowned Israeli experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, enhancing participant’s abilities to manage the advancement of SMEs. 



14 days 

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This programme is designed for

Decision makers in local and national government
Economic development corporations
SMEs development authorities
Financial institutions


Macro Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Entrepreneurship – The Israeli Economic Miracle
  • Israeli Start-Up Formation – Culture and Innovation
  • Financial Support 
  • Role of Innovation in Accelerating Development 
  • Development and Industrial Parks 
  • Marketing Innovation and Creativity – Case Studies

Micro SMEs

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy 
  • The Role of the Business Plan and Project Management 
  • Building Personal Entrepreneurship and Innovative Skills
  • International Marketing and Trade for SMEs Development 
  • E-Marketing and Brand Strategy
  • Decision-Making under Uncertainty 
  • Risk Management 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Systems 

Study Tours

Participants will see innovative models for SMEs business development in visits to technological incubators, government agencies.

*Details in the curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration.


Tuition Fee $2,770 (Tuition scholarships are available)

Local Expense Fee $4,250 Double Accommodation, $5,450 Single Accommodation 


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Ms. Joli Fein


Ms. Joli Fein

Programme Director
Ms. Ainat Apel


Ms. Ainat Apel

Director, Centre for Economic Development