Coventry University Enterprise (CUE) has linked up with Hewlett-Packard to run an internationally recognised business support programme for micro enterprises in the
The Micro-Enterprise Acceleration Programme (HP-MAP) at CUE is a £543,000 project funded by the European Social Fund geared to speed up economic development in communities by specifically targeting businesses with up to ten employees. It is offered in 25 countries including Africa,
MEA-I executive director Dr Jelena Godjevac said: ’Ninety five per cent of the world’s workforce is employed by micro enterprises – that’s almost one in ten people – so our role is to find the trainers who can deliver extra support to help them fully integrate business and technology.
She added: ‘Working with a university gives you access to staff who are highly skilled and make excellent trainers.’
Hewlett-Packard director of corporate marketing Gary Allden said: ‘Business development means job creation and wealth creation, and we look forward to working with CUE to deliver real impact in the region.’