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2008 project plan for the APEC SME Innovation Center
1. 2008 Management Strategy Workshop for Overseas Korean SMEs (May, 2008)
This workshop offers overseas Korean SMEs management strategy concerning SME policies,
  tax system and working conditions in an overseas economy.
2. 2008 APEC SME Workshop for Technology Transfer (June, 2008)
Targeting intermediaries dealing with SMEs, this training program will give them to have a chance to learn
  about European experiences in SME innovation policies and best practices, as well as ways to enhance technology
  transfer among related organizations.
  This hands-on training will last for two full days and will be held in Seoul in June, 2008.
3. 2008 Workshop for Korean SMEs' Globalization (September, 2008)
A workshop aiming at SME managers and intermediaries preparing for breaking into the EU market helps
  them learn about a strategic plan in advancing into the EU markets, and it offers a venue
  for sharing and discussing successful SME cases in the European market
4. 2008 APEC SME Innovation Leader Workshop (October, 2008)
The project has been prepared to provide training and educational programs where APEC participants can learn
  and discuss about best practices and successful policies regarding SME innovation worldwide.
5. 2008 International Conference on SME Innovation (October, 2008)
The conference will be focused on presentations and discussions on successful innovation cases
  experienced by APEC member economies, as well as the Daegu Initiative on SME IAP.
  The international conference will be held in Seoul in conjunction with the "2008 APEC SME Innovation
  Leader Workshop."
6. Assessment Framework Development of the Daegu Initiative on SME IAP (December, 2008)
The research project is designed to provide APEC member economies participating in the Daegu Initiative
  with an effective and easy-to-use framework for making a self-assessment on SME IAP(Innovation Action Plan).
7. Newsletter issuance and website building (2008)
The newsletter called 'APEC SME Innovation Briefing' is issued semiannually in web-mail.
  The website is maintained as a portal site for activities of the APEC SME Innovation Center.
Project schedule
Task Sub-item Major Activities Timetable
Training and Education
Program for Innovation
Management Strategy Workshop
for Overseas Korean SMEs
Course design
Select local SME intermediaries & lecturers
Hold workshop and conduct evaluation
Feb
Mar~Apr
May
APEC SME Workshop
for Technology Transfer
Course design
Conclude an agreement with INSME & Participant registration
Hold workshop and conduct evaluation
Mar
Apr~May

June
Workshop for Korean
SMEs' Globalization
Course design & Select lecturers
Workshop PR & Participant registration
Hold workshop and conduct evaluation
Jun~Jul
Aug
Sep
APEC SME Innovation
Leader Workshop
Course design
Select lectures and guests
Hold workshop and conduct evaluation
Jun
Aug
Oct
Research on SME Innovation
& Distribution of Best Practices
Research on the Assessment
of the Daegu Initiative
on SME IAP
Stage 1: Establish a plan for a research contract
Stage 2: Select researchers and launch a research contract
Stage 3: Present and publish a research contract
Feb
Mar~Sep

Oct

International Conference on SME Innovation Stage 1: Develop Program & Establish detailed plans
Stage 2: Search for speakers & guests
Stage 3: Participant registration & Produce trainging materials
Stage 4: Hold international conference and conduct evaluation
May

July
Oct

Oct

News letter Issuance and Website Building APEC SME Innovation Briefing(biannual)
Operate website related to the Daegu Initiative
Jun, Dec
Jan~Dec