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30 Months
3.818.482,25 €

INVESTMED (Innovative Sustainable Start-Ups for the Mediterranean) is an EU-funded project, under the ENI-CBC Med Programme, to support the development of new, sustainable entrepreneurship and business initiatives in order to create new economic opportunities and jobs for young people and women.

Overarching Objective - A - Promote Economic and Social Development

Thematic Objective - A.1 Business and SMEs development

Priority - A.1.1: Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises


  1. Create a supportive environment for sustainable businesses led by young and women entrepreneurs via targeted capacity-building, coaching and mentoring and actions facilitating access to risk capital.
  2. Facilitate access to new markets for MSMEs/start-ups/recently established enterprises with youth or women in managerial positions through financial and capacity-building support services.
  3. Increase capacities of public authorities to facilitate access to and protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and commercial contracts of youth and women entrepreneurs via IPR campaigns, a capacity building programme and meetings with stakeholders in order to facilitate reviews of IPR laws and regulations.


  • Sustainable Business Management Training Programme
  • Harmonized coaching and mentoring to support business ideas in the scouting stage
  • INVESTMED priorities and access conditions for startups/MSMEs to raise risk capital
  • INVESTMED CCI venture support HUB coordinated by focal points in the target countries
  • Support scheme tailored to the needs of MSMEs/startups with youth/women in managerial positions
  • Incubation and acceleration programmes for INVESTMED entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Online platforms allowing users/clients to engage in business activities are launched
  • Bilingual (English/Arabic and French/Arabic) guidebook on IPR and commercialization
  • IPR reviews and trainings