Thematic S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

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The 2nd regional workshop of the Thematic S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) took place in Brussels on Friday 4th October 2019. The TAF team moderated a ‘hands-on’ format workshop to ensure that participants gained maximum value from the experience. Particular emphasis was put on strengthening the viability of investment projects emerging from S3P-Industry and their underlying business plans. At the same time, the workshop helped project managers to attain a clear understanding of the key elements of the business plan and maximising the success when applying for TAF support. The workshop included participative exercises; one based on assessing a fictional business idea, and the other focused on the preparation of successful TAF applications. A total of 34 participants took part. 

Some of the key takeaways highlighted by participants included the difference between (regional) partnership level activities in contrast to project-level activities, and the importance of demonstrating ownership of and commitment to the project through a signed agreement. As result of the fruitful sessions, participants are now better prepared to submit a successful TAF application. They also actively contributed to developing the first version of TAF FAQ that will soon be available on the TAF website

If you would like to learn more about Thematic S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), please contact us at [email protected].