1 December 2022
The East European University announces the opening of a new Business Laboratory in Tbilisi, Georgia. We are exciting that our dreams are coming true and t premises are already up. The laboratory will focus on promoting entrepreneurship and business development among the Visegrad countries and Georgia, through training, networking and mentoring opportunities for local start-ups and SMEs. It aims to foster foreign business cooperation and support the growth of innovative companies in the country.
23 November 2022
Structuring a good international cooperation is not easy, having an open discussion and some sort of brainstorming with us is always helpful. So one is coming right now...
14 October 2022
The kick-off meeting for an international project about a Web Interactive Portal funded by the Visegrad Fund, was held on October 14th, 2022 online. The meeting brought together representatives from all four countries, including project managers, developers, and designers, to discuss the project's objectives, milestones, and the roles and responsibilities of each member. The meeting was a success, and the team left feeling motivated and excited to work on this project.
24 May 2022
VŠFS as the main coordinator and through the participation of East European University, the International Consortium Project (ID# 22210127) ,,Business Problems Interactive Web Portal“ is the winner of the VISEGRAD FUND Grant Call 2022! We are happy to announce that our amazing project is going to start on October 1, 2022. We are very looking forward to meet new challenges and our new path full of new experiences, meetings, cooperations and added values.
Business Problems Interactive Web Portal
1 Oct 2022 - 31 March 2024
VŠFS, Prague, Czech Republic
Visegrad+ Fund Grants
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Research,Building up new business and cluster networks for SMEs, startups, and research institutions within and outside the V4.
The mission of the University of Finance and Administration (VŠFS) is to become a leading respected and sought-after educational and a scientific and research institution that creates prerequisites for its graduates for their permanent growth and full-fledged personality development. From the professional perspective, VŠFS concentrate on business management, marketing communication, finance, the area of regional development and public administration, informatics, applied law, security and criminology. VŠFS’s strategic objective is to participate in solving global research challenges (including in international research consortia), such as financial stability, digital economy and Industry 4.0, security including cyber security. It continuously organizes international conferences and scientific seminars, solves a number of research task. It participates in mutual scientific projects for state institutions and private entities. VŠFS is a partner university of international projects focused on Corporate Social Responsibility Investment, Challenges of Small Businesses, Alternative ways of financing for SMEs, Startup Financing, Competence in EuroPreneurship (EU), Law, Taxation and Regulation in Blockchain and Competence of university teachers (EHP). VŠFS develops cooperation with foreign universities and participates in international student exchange programs, summer schools, double-degree program and the Erasmus Plus program.
East European University (EEU) is a private university in Georgia oriented on the implementation of educational programs compatible with international standards. Accordingly, it is beneficial for EEU to share V4 universities’ knowledge and experience in focusing on research-oriented teaching and directing the new knowledge acquired by students towards the improvement of the business environment in Georgia through establishing close cross-border partnerships with project partner entities.
President at Georgian Small and Medium Enterprises Association
Georgian Small and Medium Enterprises Association (GSMEA) aims to protect the interests of SMEs, to promote the creation of healthy competitive conditions in the country, as well as to establish active communications between SMEs and public agencies, financial institutions in Gerogia and international organizations. With about 4500 members, GSMEA will be a valuable project partner. Their involvement will be beneficial in terms of bringing in prospective new partners, investors, and experts. The partner has experience in implementing projects in the field of transnational cooperation in the Eurasian Partnership. Currently implementing the project "Small Business and Sustainable Public Procurement: Advocacy for transparency and more accessibility" aims to increase the involvement of SMEs in Public procurement process. and run an advocacy campaign for a sustainable procurement system.
BEA is the only organization founded by the Budapest City Council back in 1993 for the development and promotion of the SMEs. The 2 pillars of the activity are innovative SME development and nonprofit microfinancing. BEA is a vibrant organization and active member of the Hungarian innovation ecosystem, successfully co-operating with the academia and market players in order to enhance the performance of startups and SMEs of the capital. The organization dedicates its efforts to help entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, turn them into viable, successful and sustainable businesses. Through their active participation an international event in Budapest will be organized gathering partners, a mentoring program will be implemented involving their expertise, training will be organized tailored to startups and SMEs and training modules will be created using their knowledge.
The Centre for Technology Transfer of University of Lodz (UL) has a wealth of experience in various national and international initiatives related to technology transfer and commercialization of R&D results, incubation of innovative projects, and transfer of knowledge from science to business, etc. Their participation will be beneficial in areas such as presentation of good practices in the field of cooperation between science and business and building an innovative ecosystem in a university. EEU has an active academic and scientific cooperation agreement with the UL including conducting student mobility activities as well. Working on this project gives them a great opportunity to take their already successful partnership to the upper level that will contribute to further strengthening their collaborative activities both in future ventures and, most importantly, within this project.
The Center for Technology Transfer within the University Science Park (CTT) has a growing number of students and researchers participating in incubation programs and has acquired a deep understanding and appreciation of how the power of encouraging innovation, promoting entrepreneurship and startup culture among students and others contribute to long-term eco. growth. CTT is open to implementing active international cooperation in the field of incubation, acceleration, and commercialization of startups and innovative technology projects. CTT’s university subject Job Entrepreneur is focused on connecting innovation theory with practical teaching about business development. The knowledge and experience of such partners and their active participation in testing new technologies and research infrastructure, strategic management and planning will be greatly beneficial.
The project is aiming to create and support new cluster networks by creating effective conditions for close cooperation between academia and businesses both in Georgia and V4 countries. Result of the project will be the Interactive Web Portal with elements of the Web 4.0 to help Start-ups and SMEs with starting and running their businesses in order to gain sustainable and long-lasting business to be competitive with more developed countries with longer entrepreneur history and supportive culture.