APEC Green Business Forum Held Successfully in Bali, Indonesia
The SME Innovation Center held the APEC Green Business Forum on September 3, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the 20th APEC SME Ministerial Meeting (September 3) and 37th APEC SME Working Group meeting (September 4-5). The forum was organized as a follow-up project to the APEC Carbon Labeling Workshop held in March 2013, in order to continue efforts for promoting green innovation in SMEs in the Asia Pacific region. A total of 53 SME/green business experts and representatives from 18 APEC member economies participated in the event. In the first session of the forum, participants discussed how to create an enabling env...
SMEIC Policy Innovation
The Malaysian Government launched the 10th Malaysian Plan in June 2010 with the aim of propelling the country toward a more prosperous economy. The plan aspires to raise the national income per capita from US $8,000 to US $12,000 by 2015, requiring productivity to grow at 6 percent on an annual basis. The challenge is to move away from an economy that competes on costs and natural resource...
SMEs on the Move
After the recent power crisis during the summer in Korea, a standby power measuring device developed by Minifee, a Korean start-up company, is attracting attention in the market. The product’s name is also Minifee, named after the maker. The product displays the standby power, power consumed – both in the form of estimated monthly power bills – and CO2 generation of an electrical devic...
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