02. - 03. juuni

08:00 — 17:00


7th EU-US Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Best Practices Workshop in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC)


(Names and further details will be provided before the Workshop)

Day 1 – Thursday 2nd June 2016

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:00 Opening Plenary Remarks

10:00 – 13:00 Support for SMEs and Start-ups in the transatlantic space -discussion on EU and US best practice policies

Actions for Incubators, Accelerators and Start-ups

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break (no host)

14:00 – 16:00 Improving access to alternative sources of finance

16:00-17:30 Financial instruments for Venture Capital. Crowdfunding

EU and U.S. Clusters: Opportunities and Resources for Collaboration

EU and U.S. Cluster Priorities and Initiatives to bolster Transatlantic Cooperation


Day 2 – Friday 3rd June 2016

9:00 – 11:15 TTIP and SMEs

Presentations of EU and US lead SME negotiators

11:30 – 12:45 EU – US cooperation agreement on SMEs

Update on the latest activities and a discussion on available business support services for EU and U.S. businesses in the transatlantic market

12:45 – 13:30 Conclusion of the Workshop