COVID-19 SME Innovation and Digitalization Support Scheme – NBSSI

National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI)

Call for Applications

About the Project: The National Board for Small Scale Industries in partnership with the German Cooperation’s ‘Invest for Jobs’ (an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), is implementing a COVID-19 SME Innovation and Digitalization Support Scheme. The Project seeks to keep existing SMEs alive, strengthen their resilience in the current COVID-19 crisis and support them in their recovery phase, thereby sustaining jobs in the medium to long term. It also aims at improving the process efficiency and competitiveness of SMEs by providing access to knowledge, technology & expertise in the field of digitalization and innovation management.

How to Apply
1. Please visit https://nbssi.gov.gh/SMEdigitalisation to complete an application form, or
2. Walk into any Business Advisory Centre (BAC) at the District Assemblies across the country to apply now

Deadline for the application is 29th January, 2021

Hurry and don’t be left out!

Support/Interventions for SMEs
• Training in the use of digital solutions and e-Commerce
applications for marketing and sales
• Increase their understanding of digitalisation
• Use of digital solutions to adopt digital records keeping and accounting
• Use e-Platforms for business transactions
• SME digital literacy and digital skills Training
• Development of standardised SME Digital Transformation Playbook to guide the digital transformation of SMEs

Target Group
• Formally registered Ghanaian owned enterprises
• Growth-oriented SMEs
• SMEs that meet minimum standards in terms of IT infrastructure
• Minimum of 6 employees
• Business operations affected by COVID-19
• Participants committed to project activities

Sectors
• Agric and Agro-processing
• Manufacturing
• Tourism and Hospitality
• Food and Beverages
• Water and Sanitation
• Health Care and Pharmaceuticals
• Textiles and Garments
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Commerce and Trade
• Other Services

For more information, please visit https://nbssi.gov.gh/SMEdigitalisation

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