SME competitiveness

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SME development


Donor Agency

Project Contact

Konrad Nierubiec

Head of Funded Markets


Republic Of Serbia


33 Months


Team Size



IDI developed the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Economy, Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency, National Agency for Regional Development and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce in supporting local SMEs through cluster development, supply chain development, internationalisation activities and export promotion;

– Developed a number of cluster initiatives to address the identified gaps and opportunities in the 6 priority clusters. Over 130 enterprises and 20 business organizations supported through participation in one or more cluster initiatives;
– Over 50 highest scoring companies received in-depth supplier development support phase (regular in-company mentoring services and formal training);
– Recruited 15 multinational companies to the programme and organised 4 multi-sectoral ‘Meet the Buyer’ events;
– Established the Exporters Association and increased knowledge of clusters and exporting SMEs on foreign markets and establishing new business linkages