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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Khalifa Fund was launched on 3 June 2007 to help develop local enterprises in Abu Dhabi, with a total capital investment of AED 2 billion. The Fund aims to create a new generation of Emirati entrepreneurs by instilling and enriching the culture of investment amongst young people, as well as supporting and developing small to medium-sized investments in the Emirate.

Khalifa Fund provides integrated and comprehensive programmes to meet the needs and requirements of investors seeking to establish or expand investments.

In order to create a favourable investment environment and strengthen the capacity of entrepreneurs, the Fund has developed a system of support services for entrepreneurs. These include training, development, data and consulting services, in addition to a number of marketing-focused initiatives.

Financing solutions are offered for viable projects, which help to feed the national economy. These financing programmes are Khutwa, Bedaya and Zeyada, which cover all project segments.

In addition, there are a number of other initiatives such as Sougha for heritage handicrafts, Al Radda for correctional centre inmates and Ishraq, for those who have recovered from an addiction at the National Rehabilitation Centre. Amal is a Khalifa Fund initiative that aims to target special-needs Emiratis.

Khalifa Fund Website


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INSME

"Making innovation happen in SMEs"

The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME) is a non for profit Association established since 2004 in Rome, Italy with the aim to promote transnational cooperation and public-private partnership for innovation in SMEs, involving main public and private innovation stakeholders dealing with competitiveness issues: governmental bodies, international organizations, business support intermediaries and their associations/networks at subnational, national, regional and international level. The Network comprises at present 98 Members in 43 countries in 4 continents.

INSME Website

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