The ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) established ASEIN (ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Network) to provide an online platform for small and medium sized enterprises in ASEM to engage in eco-innovation technology matching. Through this online platform, ASEIC hopes to accelerate eco-innovation of SMEs in ASEM countries and participate in sustainable development by creating opportunities for technical cooperation in the area.
The ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center(ASEIC) was established in 2011 to promote cooperation of green growth in Europe and Asia, with a particular emphasis on enhancing eco-innovation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in both regions. Agreeing on the importance of SMEs as main engines of innovation and growth, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries joined together to establish ASEIC as an international platform for spreading eco-innovation principles and practices among SMEs and assisting them in harnessing the new business opportunities that arise out of such principles and practices.
Implement, facilitate and support environmental consulting services between consultants and SMEs in ASEM member countries, while providing necessary information and guidance for eco-friendly, innovative business practices. Operate the ‘Green Business Center’ for SMEs in ASEM member countries desiring to expand their businesses in specific countries by providing office facilities and possible local consulting services.
Provide up-to-date global environmental news and issues to SMEs of ASEM member countries by operating a online web page. Share eco-innovation cases in technology, policy, and business as well as supply chain management.
Hold international conferences designed to exchange the best policy and business practices from ASEM member countries. Strengthen economic and institutional partnerships among ASEM member countries. Publish reports on the best examples in eco-innovation and to promote eco-friendly products and appropriate technology. Release publicity materials and publications to maximize awareness of our key activities.