IDI's 2015 has witnessed further success and growth with a number of significant recently awarded projects in Europe and the Middle East. Led by Project Manager Konrad Nierubiec, IDI have been commissioned by the World Bank and the EU to undertake projects in Moldova, Egypt and Turkey over the coming 2 years. These successes acknowledge and highlight the ability, experience and professionalism of IDI in the practical implementation of projects in numerous regions and sectors.
Please see below for more information on each of the recent wins.
IDI was contracted by the World Bank in August to support the Government of Moldova in developing effective and sustainable institutional strategies for Moldovan Small and Medium sized Enterprise Development Agency (ODIMM) and Moldovan Investment and Export Promotion Organization (MIEPO) and thereby perform their mandates to deliver more substantial results in terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Export and SME growth. The prepared strategies will enable better performance of functions, interaction and coordination between the Agencies in servicing client firms.
Also in August, IDI was awarded a €6.5m contract in partnership with BSI (UK) to implement the EU funded project ‘Technical assistance in areas of domestic market and industrial competitiveness’ for the Ministry of Foreign Trade & SMEs in Cairo over a 27 month period. IDI will be providing implementation support within two sub-components:
1) Development and implementation of a National Industrial Strategy
2) Training and outreach for SMEs with focus on design and implementation of awareness campaigns and training session to develop capacity and improve competitiveness and export readiness of SMEs.
In September, IDI won a €2.75m contract to implement during 27 month period the EU funded project ‘Turkey in Horizon 2020’ for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). IDI will be strengthening the capacities of universities, research institutions and SMEs in the areas of technology transfer and innovation and facilitating the integration of Turkish Research Area into the European Research Area through increasing its participation in the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. IDI will be responsible for:
- Maintaining the knowledge diffusion established in the previous project and raising awareness on Horizon 2020 via a variety of trainings;
- Providing the Turkish Research Area with networking events and activities;
- Financially supporting the Turkish researchers for networking events, project preparation meetings and lobbying activities;
- Preparing and printing the necessary documents that will guide the Turkish Researchers;
- Developing online tools to disseminate the necessary relevant information.