Montenegro Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (DDSME) is the governmental institution with the main aim to providing assistance to the SME sector in Montenegro and consists of: 1. Sector for development and strategic projects (units for development projects, for competitiveness and export, and education and promotion), 2. Department for regional and local institutional support, 3. European information and innovation centre, 4. General and legal regulation service. Within DDSME operate 4 organization units/departments, with 16 persons responsible for the following areas: defining the strategy for SME; preparing and realizing SME development projects and programs; preparing and realizing projects for export promotion ; preparing programs for the education of entrepreneurs; special programs for SME development (technological parks, incubators, clusters etc) DDSME has significant role in the development and supporting of small and medium sized enterprises on the level of the national economy following strategic objectives: 
• Improvement of the business environment
• Improvement of financial support
• Strengthening of SME competitiveness and promoting entrepreneurship
• Support for beginners in business - start-ups Directorate for SME development has paid a special attention to international cooperation and project, and has been involved in implementation of a number of International projects, such as:
- The development of entrepreneurship and SMEs in South-East Europe
- Interreg III A
- LO.DE. (Support of SME in field of CBC in order to strengthening and development between Italian and Balkan countries)
- Integra Plus (strengthening the existing network also selecting new Service Centers and similar structures supporting the SMEs operating in: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and promotion of the Italian entrepreneurial structure, particularly of SMEs (industrial clusters, productive chains), to enhance relationships of cooperation among SMEs -Mediterranean organization structure and strengthening of innovation capacities for sustainable development
- Medossic - Enterprise Europe Network (CIP-EIP, ongoing)
- Adriatic-Danube Clustering – ADC (IPA Adriatic CBC) - WBC INCO NET (FP7, ongoing)
- The Project on Establishment and Promotion of Mentoring Service for SMEs in the West Balkans (in cooperation with Japanese Agency for International Cooperation – JICA, ongoing)

Rimski trg 46, 81000, Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel 00382 20 406 302 - Fax 00382 20 406 323


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