Supporting entrepreneurs to develop and strengthen their business ideas and supporting small and medium enterprises to increase their capacity for innovation.

COORDINATING INSTITUTION
Agencia Chilena de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo - Chile
PARTNER INSTITUTION
Cámara de Comercio de Bogota - Colombia
Cámara de Comercio de Cartagena - Colombia
Cámara de Comercio de Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic
Cámara de Comercio e Industria de El Salvador - El Salvador
Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Tegucigalpa - Honduras
Cámara de Comercio y Servicios - Nicaragua
Centro Regional de Promoción de la MIPYME – CENPROMYPE – El Salvador
Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo - Colombia
Ministerio de Economía - Guatemala
Ministerio de Industria y Comercio - Dominican Republic
OTHER RELATED INSTITUTIONS
Autoridad de la Micro, Pequeña y Mediana Empresa - Panama
Belize Trade and Investment Development Service - Belize
Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa - El Salvador
Ministerio de Economía Familiar Comunitaria, Cooperativa y Asociativa - Nicaragua
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio - Costa Rica
BENEFICIARIES
TOTAL BUDGET
2.368.000,00€
EU CONTRIBUTION
1.894.400,00€
DURATION
45 months (November 24th, 2016 - August 23th, 2020)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • The project has paid a study visit to the Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura -Science and Technology Park of Extremadura-  with the aim of learning more about the Extremadura ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  • The ICA2 consulting company, linked to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) -Autonomous University of Madrid-, has carried out an international consultancy for the project in the field of knowledge management.

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  • The project paid a study visit to Madrid with the aim of getting to know the Spanish ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of this visit, the project participated in the South Summit, one of the main global events on innovation and entrepreneurship, organized by Spain Startup and IE Business School

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  • The European policies for strengthening productive capacity and sustainable business development were a reference during the project's development. In particular, the Communication entitled ""Pensar primero a pequeña escala" "Small Business Act" para Europa: iniciativa en favor de las pequeñas empresas".


  • The project took part in the workshop called "Planning of triangular cooperation projects" organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) as part of the "Training Network on Triangular Cooperation for projects between Latin America and the Caribbean and Germany".


STUDY VISITS

    • Visita de estudio a Colombia y participación en el taller ‘Planificación de proyectos de Cooperación Triangular’, para profundizar en el conocimiento y compartir experiencias sobre gestión de proyectos de Cooperación Triangular.
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    • Visita de estudio a España y participación en el South Summit, en Madrid, para conocer experiencias españolas e internacionales en planificación y gestión de políticas de emprendimiento y desarrollo empresarial
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    • Visita de estudio al ‘Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura (PCTEX)’, en Cáceres, para conocer experiencias en planificación y gestión de políticas de emprendimiento y desarrollo empresarial desde un enfoque regional
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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY

EXCHANGES BETWEEN PROJECTS

    • Intercambio de experiencias entre los proyectos EDEM y MIRADA CIUDADANA sobre emprendimiento y desarrollo empresarial, en Uruguay, para exportar la experiencia del proyecto EDEM al ámbito de actuación del proyecto MIRADA CIUDADANA
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ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation

EDEM aims to support entrepreneurs and business men from Mesoamerica to develop and strengthen their business and business ideas. They have income as a result of their own effort and their capacity for innovation. The above is essential to reduce inequalities and eradicate the poverty of our countries. We are not alone, we do it together with governments, entities of support to the entrepreneur, private sector and social sector, based on successful Colombian experiences.

MAIN CONTRIBUTION, FROM THE PROJECT'S THEMATIC PERSPECTIVE

Goal 1.2

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

Justification:

The EDEM project contributes to Target 1.2 by strengthening the skills of entrepreneurs and businessmen so that their business ideas and enterprises are strengthened and generate jobs and income. To this end, the project transfers successful tools from Colombia to 8 countries of Mesoamerica for implementation, so that the rates of business creation and its life time increase.

Indicator 1.2.1

Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

Justification:

As the entrepreneurial ecosystems of the 8 beneficiary countries increase their impact on business creation and strengthening, more jobs and income-generating opportunities are created, reducing the number of people below the poverty line. On the other hand, more dynamic entrepreneurship ecosystems strengthen a mindset and culture for entrepreneurship in the region that encourages economic development.

Goal 8.3

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

Justification:

The EDEM project contributes to Target 8.3 by strengthening the "SICA Emprende" strategy in the beneficiary countries. In some of them, this strategy has been turned into a law of entrepreneurship and the EDEM project strengthens this regulation by providing tools to support entrepreneurship at the service of the entrepreneur in the 5 SICA pillars: mentality and culture, support, education, articulation, financing.

Indicator 8.3.1

Justification:

The project contributes to this indicator by strengthening the entities belonging to the entrepreneurial ecosystems in their accompaniment of entrepreneurs and microenterprises, in such a way that more people are able to increase their income by starting businesses and creating jobs.

CONTRIBUTION FROM A PARTICULAR PROJECT COMPONENT, COMPLEMENTARY TO THE MAIN TOPIC

Goal 9.3

Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets

Justification:

The EDEM project contributes to Target 9.3 through the transfer of financial tools to support entrepreneurship: seed capital fund and investing angels. These tools, with successful methodologies that are being applied in Colombia, will be implemented in the region with the support of Cenpromype within the framework of the "SICA emprende" strategy, facilitating access to financing for entrepreneurs in the project's beneficiary countries, with the support of the public and private sectors.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Colombia, Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica
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18/12/2019

The Virtual Training in Entrepreneurship and Innovation was held from September to November 2019 and conducted by the Universidad EAN (EAN University - Colombia).

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Bogotá
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Colombia
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06/12/2019

"The SENA Entrepreneurship Model: more than a Mission... a passion!" (¡Modelo de Emprendimiento SENA más que una Misión…! ¡Una pasión! ) is a publication by the SENA National Coordination for Entrepreneurship (Coordinación Nacional de Emprendimiento del SENA) aimed at providing the entities of the Mesoamerican countries that seek to promote entrepreneurship with an overview of all the methodologies, experiences and techniques used within their model of services.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Rio Branco
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Uruguay
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04/12/2019

As part of the initiatives of the Mirada Ciudadana Project, the Second Meeting of Women Entrepreneurs was held on 28 and 29 November in the municipality of Rio Branco. This event was attended by nearly 100 women entrepreneurs, local authorities and partners from the productive sector related to business development issues.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
San Pedro Sula
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Honduras
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22/11/2019
  • Héroes Fest, the second largest festival of entrepreneurship in Latin America created in Colombia, now also in Honduras.
  • This space of entrepreneurship has been created by "Innpulsa Colombia", a company that opens borders and promotes spaces of economic development in the countries of Mesoamerica.
  • In Héroes Fest, participants find different scenarios in which they acquire tools and knowledge to strengthen their entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Héroes Fest Honduras 2019 is held within the framework of the Project for Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoa
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Costa Rica, El Salvador y República Dominicana
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29/10/2019
  • Manizales Más and the Manizales SUMA University System carried out, from 22 to 24 October, the transfer of their "Entrepreneurship Route" Programme to eight universities in these three Mesoamerican countries.
  • Three universities in Costa Rica are participating: Universidad Nacional, Universidad Estatal a Distancia and Universidad Latina. Three universities from El Salvador are participating: Universidad de Oriente, Universidad Francisco Gavidia and Universidad Don Bosco.
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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República Dominicana
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12/08/2019

On 2 August 2019, the first Emprendetón in the Dominican Republic was held in the city of Santo Domingo, with the participation of more than 150 entrepreneurs who, through a playful competition by teams, learned to identify opportunities, ideas and business models, to make prototypes, to test their ideas in the market and to deliver effective presentations when it comes to getting funding for their projects.

ADELANTE: programa de cooperación triangular de la Unión Europea para América Latina y Caribe
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Managua
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Nicaragua
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08/07/2019

The Chamber of Commerce and Services of Nicaragua (CNSC), the European Union (EU), The Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia), and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá have joined forces to promote the Business Services Programme (MISE) in Nicaragua.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM
Bogotá - Cali
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Colombia
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21/05/2018

The event took place from April 16 to 24, 2018 in Bogota and Cali and had the participation of 3 delegates from each of the following countries: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and 3 delegates from Cartagena, who were in contact with the following institutions: the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, SENA, Parquesoft Colombia, Universidad del Rosario, Confecámaras, Compensar, Pilot University innpulsa, Fondo Emprender del Sena, Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá , Caldas and Casanare, Apps.co progra

Past events

Jan 21 - Jan 23, 20198:30 AM
Bogotá, Colombia
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM

Transfer Workshop of the UP model of the Pilot University of Colombia.

The UP model is a program thinking about cycles that it seeks to generate in three stages of the process, personal skills, prototypes and business models. The program is inspired by the Finnish model, in which at first moment, through some directed questions, the entrepreneur is led to collide with his reality as a possible entrepreneur. The other...

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Sep 25 - 28, 2018
Armenia y Bogota, Colombia
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM

Knowledge transfer workshop for the support tool, SENA entrepreneurship model

Participants will visit companies that have been set up in this region (Armenia - Eje Cafetero) to witness success stories facilitated by the rural entrepreneurship model SENA and will draw up a working plan to implement the tool. This workshop will be attended by 29 delegates from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Dominican Republic.

Sep 25 - 28, 2018
Bogotá, Colombia
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM

Knowledge transfer workshop for the support tool Valle E

The aim of the Valle E programme is to promote emerging projects or companies that are highly innovative and have fast, profitable and sustainable potential for growth, so that they grow at above average rates and thus promote the growth of a territory, in addition to contributing to the strengthening of the national ecosystem...

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Sep 24 - 28, 2018
Bogotá, Colombia
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM

Workshop for the Comprehensive Business Services Model MISE

Training sessions will be held on issues such as Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Production and Innovation for delegates of the chambers that have benefitted from the programme that supports and fosters the development of regional strategy for entrepreneurship, innovation and business development in countries of Mesoamerica. It will involve 11...

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Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2018
Bogotá and Cali, Colombia
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica - EDEM

First Meeting for Representatives of Mesoamerica

Consolidate an efficient flow of information between the institutions participating in the project "Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Mesoamerica", with the aim of advancing the proper management and implementation of the project.

Representatives of the institutions involved are taking part: Ministries...

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