The Italian Investment and Technology Promotion Office was created in 1987 and is based in Rome. Its mandate is to enhance the competitiveness of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, through the mobilization of investments as well as the transfer of technology, and management skills together with capacity building activities required for the implementation of industrial projects and SMEs upgrading in developing and emerging countries.
- Services to enterprises: dissemination of information on investment climate in developing countries; reliable business partners scouting and matchmaking activities; organization of business delegations and B2B meetings during fairs and international events; preliminary evaluation of investment projects; organization and implementation of capacity building activities for SMEs upgrading and development.
- Services to institutions: training and capacity building activities; arrangement and implementation of study tours and technical assistance programs for the development of specific industrial sectors; country and industrial sector promotion; institutional networking; dissemination of information on developing and emerging countries’ investment opportunities; and organization and implementation of the delegate programme.
- Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Cooperation
- Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea