Albanian Investment Development Agency
(AIDA)
June 12, 2012
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Brief information
1. Albanian Investment Development Agency
(AIDA)
2. Business Relay and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
3. Innovation Fund
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Albanian Investment Development Agency
(AIDA)
Public owned Agency (Board of Directors)
• Supports private sector development
• Improves the business climate
• Follows SMEs in all their economic activities
• Collaborates with investors and public institutions
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AIDA
Mission:
• To assist and accelerate the inflow of foreign investment
into the Albanian economy
• To improve the competitiveness of Albanian exporters
• To enhance innovation and assist the growth amongst
the Albanian SMEs
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Vision of BRIC
• Promote and develop a culture of innovation
for businesses in Albania
•Support businesses in Albania to adopt a
process of innovation
• Increase competitiveness of SMEs both in
domestic and foreign markets
Business Relay and Innovation Centre
(BRIC)
Implementing arm for
Business Innovation Technology Strategy (BITS) which
aims to:
•Assist and stimulate firms to innovate and upgrade technologically.
•Enable the SMEs to develop more competitive products.
•Improve products and services.
•Support SMEs to adopt new ICT systems and technology through
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technological upgrading and positioning in their supply chains.
BUSINESS INNOVATION
TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY (BITS)
Programmes
1. Innovation Fund
2. Business Innovation Services
3. Business Incubators
4. Business Clusters
INNOVATION FINANCING
INNOVATION FUND
PRIORITY 1
PRIORITY 2
ENABLING COMPETITIVENESS
DEVELOPING COMPETITIVENESS
MEASURE 1.1
INNOVATION AND
TECHNOLOGY AUDIT
MEASURE 1.2
INTERNATIONAL
TECHNOLOGY
MEASURE 2.1
MEASURE 2.2
PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT
PROCESS
IMPROVEMENT
MEASURE 2.3
ICT ADOPTION
MEASURE 2.4
INTERNATIONAL
-ISATION
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Strategic Innovation Technology Audit
(SITA)
• Targeted diagnosis enabling SMEs to assess their
current positions and options regarding innovation.
• Analytical information about development options.
• Support learning process within the firm.
• Effective decision making support tool.
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Quick Appraisal (QA)
 A tool to interview with the entrepreneur.
 1+ hour.
 Self-assessment performed by the entrepreneur and
the auditor.
 Free of charge marketing tool serving to sell the full
auditing process.
 Microsoft Excel Sheet to assess the 5 dimensions.
 QA Graphic Report.
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Five main dimensions
Dimension Subcategories
SITA SCORE : AN EXAMPLE
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In Depth Diagnosis
Overview & Patterns
 2nd part of the SITA process.
 Company staff has to be interviewed.
 Provides further insight to the firm's 5 dimensions.
 Provide further detailed analysis for the 5 dimensions and
sub-dimensions.
 The IDD is a static process and not a dynamic one.
 It tells/describes the “what is” and “how it is” in a company.
 It does not aim to do the “what might be”, “how it might be”
question.
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PROCESS of IDD
 Minimum staff to be interviewed should be three. (3)
 Maximum staff to be interviewed should be six. (6)
 Staff interviewed should not be within the entrepreneur’s
inner circle.
 In Depth Questionnaire with the company’s staff.
 Microsoft Excel Sheet to assess the 5 following dimensions:
 QA Graphic Report
− bar chart and pentagon
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IDD Consolidated Graphic Report
Sipermarrja dhe Strategjia
100%
80%
60%
Zhvillimi i produktit dhe/ose
sherbimit
40%
Te mesuarit dhe Kultura
20%
0%
Proceset dhe Organizimi
Marketingu
INNOVATION OPTIONS PROCESS
• Last phase of the SITA process.
• A prospective activity/report to help the firm to
develop/improve.
• Provides a maximum of 3 (three) investment
options which the audited firm wishes to pursue.
• Serves as a mini prospective investment plan for
the entrepreneur.
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Thank you
INNOVATION IS
EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
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