Earlier today we received sign off on the KIEP 250+ logo. It is now formal – component 2 of the KIEP project will henceforth be known as KIEP 250+. Another important step towards the launch of our first Call for Applications. The logo symbolizes two things: the 250 stands for the number of SMEs that we expect to support through our technical assistance programme. The “plus” sign could be interpreted in different ways. It means that 250 is only the beginning of a transformation programme, but it also means “additionality”, in other words the projected outcomes of our programme, including the addressing of business improvement areas, promoting market linkages, helping SMEs to access finance, and above all contributing to a thriving SME sector that innovates and is a driving force behind economic development.