€480 000 for 12 SMEs

12 SMEs can receive up to €40 000 each and advisory support under the international cooperation programme “EU4Business: SME Recovery, Competitiveness and Internationalisation”.

The project goal is to support innovative small and medium-sized enterprises with a high export potential via financial and consultation assistance and thus contribute to the country’s economic resilience and recovery.

The project is targeted at SMEs operating in the following sectors:

      ➡ processing (food, light industry, machinery, construction, furniture, etc);

      ➡ creative industries (fashion and design etc);

       other sectors not mentioned above, with export and innovation potential.

The high priorities will be given to SMEs, which have the following concepts: circular economy, green economy, eco-friendly producing, energy efficiency, renewable energy.

As part of the project, SMEs will receive financial support of up to EUR 40 000 each to develop export and innovation capabilities, as well as consultations from experts, which will help overcome barriers to export development and innovation.

Grants are provided for a period of up to 6 months and can be used to meet the basic needs of SMEs: export promotion, research and development (R&D), certification, testing and verification, registration and protection of intellectual property rights, as well as marketing services and other needs stipulated by the project terms.



Oksana Kavtysh




Kateryna Denisova





Mariia Kozynets







[email protected]

The international cooperation programme “EU4Business: SME Recovery, Competitiveness and Internationalisation is co-financed by the European Union and the German Government 7and is implemented by the German federal company “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”. The programme aims to support Ukraine’s economic resilience, recovery and growth, create better conditions for the development of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as support innovation and exports. 

EU4Business is an umbrella initiative that includes all EU support to small and medium-sized businesses in the Eastern Partnership countries. Read more: www.eu4business.org.ua

The content of this material is the sole responsibility of the Public Association “Global Compact Network in Ukraine” and does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Union and the German Government.

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