120 companies to benefit from support for participation in international events
13:10 | 09.03.2023 Category: Economic
Chisinau, March 9. /MOLDPRES/- During this year, 120 companies in tourism, viticulture, horticulture and beekeeping sectors will be able to benefit from financial support worth up to 1,500 dollars for participating in international events. The support will be granted within the Bridge Program, launched by the Investment Agency in partnership with the Technologies of Future Project, financed by USAID and Sweden.
The program supports the efforts of companies that aim to expand their market or adopt innovative technologies by participating in international events, such as forums, summits, B2B meet-ups, business conferences, fairs and exhibitions, festivals, international competitions and study visits.
According to the Bridge Program Regulations, interested entrepreneurs or organizations can request reimbursement of expenses up to $1,500 per company for event participation fees, international flight and transportation services, and accommodation services. Each application for assistance through the Bridge program is reviewed by an independent selection committee.
Applications will be evaluated according to several criteria, such as the impact of the activity on the development of the company and on the sector, the innovative nature and added value of the activity, the willingness to share best practices with other stakeholders, etc.
Interested companies can access the link https://bridge.invest.gov.md. The implementation of the Bridge Program for the tourism and viticulture sector is facilitated by the National Association for Inbound and Domestic Tourism, and for the horticulture and beekeeping sector - by the Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters Moldova Fruct.
During 2022, the Bridge Program supported the initiatives of more than 50 companies from the creative and media, light industry and manufacturing, digital media and film, waste management, research and development and engineering/IT sectors to participate in events in Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, England, Germany and France.