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Economic development projects in Germany and abroad perform a key function when it comes to development of the private sector. bw-i supports not only small and medium-sized enterprises but also their institutional environment.

The services of bw-i include not only match-making and delegation trips but also – and above all – seminars dedicated to intercultural training, the preparation of business plans, analyses of potential sources of business and customers as well as the establishment of programmes in the areas of export promotion, innovation and quality management, and the formation of networks and clusters.

In this context, bw-i implements projects of both national (federal government, the states, gtai, export initiatives of BMWi, kfw, giz) and international financial backers (EU).

 

Our range of services

  • Development and support of local promotional agencies to improve the general conditions for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)
  • Business match-making
  • Individual consultation for SMEs
  • Energy efficiency and renewable forms of energy
  • Tourism
  • Organisation development
  • Project and financial management
  • Conception and execution of customer-specific seminars


Selected references


Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Implementation of a sustainable cross-border tourism concept for south-European countries

Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Implementation of a sustainable cross-border tourism concept for south-European countries

The Lonjsko Polje project region in Croatia and the adjacent areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina are accessible nature reserves with great potential for tourism. In collaboration with local people, both the potential and the problems associated with the sustainable development of tourism and cross-border cooperation are analysed. The results are evaluated and new offers exactly matched to particular target groups are worked out. Sponsors of the project are dwif Consulting and the State of Baden-Württemberg on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency.

Czech Republic: Increased support for the development of a strategy and programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

Czech Republic: Increased support for the development of a strategy and programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

The main objective of this project was to support CzechInvest in the development, expansion and optimisation of a consistent, comprehensive strategy for the promotion of small and medium-sized companies on the basis of international best practices.

What was necessary above all was an overall critical assessment of the general strategic framework for the development of a national strategy that would be accepted by the most important interest groups. bw-i supported the operational business divisions and regional offices of CzechInvest in the development of programmes (promotion of new business set-ups, development of entrepreneurship, risk capital, innovation and technology transfer) and mechanisms of implementation that served the strategic objectives of the project. An effective structure was created by working out job profiles and the main areas of responsibility. In order to enhance the capacities of the institutions, bw-i trained the employees with regard to strategy and programme development, project development and implementation, budgeting and project cycle management.

Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia: Promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises

Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia: Promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises

bw-i promotes small and medium-sized enterprises with the aim of helping them to expand their business activities, create jobs, adapt themselves to changing market requirements, become more competitive and increase the quality of their products. The relevant measures range from concrete consulting services in the areas of business and technology to the provision of equipment, machinery, tools and instruments as well as management training courses and company-specific training measures.

The most important aspects of the project include the provision of advice with regard to technology transfer and the challenges involved in cooperation between domestic and foreign companies. By the end of 2014, 296 companies in the Czech Republic, 753 in Romania and 581 in Slovakia were participating in the project.

Egypt: Institutional reinforcement of GAFI

Egypt: Institutional reinforcement of GAFI

This twinning project is a contribution towards the consolidation of an institutional framework that actively promotes the role of GAFI, the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, as a sponsor of investment projects and advocate of strategic reform – and thus a continuous flow of direct foreign investment.

The project supports GAFI in its efforts to improve the investment climate, develop a strategy for the promotion of investment and work out measures aimed at the promotion of investment in target markets. In addition, international experts provide advice on operational aspects of company management.

Poland: Establishment, monitoring and promotion of a system for revolving funds

Poland: Establishment, monitoring and promotion of a system for revolving funds

Since 1991, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has been supporting eastern European regions in which minorities of German origin live. The aim is to support economic expansion in Silesia, with a focus on improving the standard of living for the minority of German origin and for their Polish neighbours.

bw-i was given the job of introducing and maintaining a system for revolving funds, by means of which new business start-ups and small and medium-sized companies are to be promoted. The successes to date: the profit so far is several times greater than the administration costs incurred for the foundation and the results that were aimed at have been achieved. The partner foundation works professionally and is able to manage assets amounting to more than 30 million euros.

Slovakia: Establishment of a consulting service in the Slovakian Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Slovakia: Establishment of a consulting service in the Slovakian Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

bw-i established consulting centres with the aim of providing advice to these companies regarding access to European markets and regarding relationships between Slovakian and foreign companies, whereby presentations on these topics were also to be given. bw-i also supports the training of Slovakian consultants locally and in Germany.

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Gunnar  Adams

Gunnar Adams

International Projects

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