Program Development

Entrepreneurship, ecosystems and growth

H&D Partners is committed to providing support to enhance entrepreneurial ecosystems by providing help in building effective entrepreneurship support programs. We undertake our tasks through technical assistance aimed at increasing the capacities of the local players in implementing their own sustainable solutions. This is a showcase of our work.


The OECD mandated H&D Partners to support BFPME, Banque du Financement au PME, in Tunisia to set up its services to SMEs in the post-creation phase. H&D Partners has also designed and deployed training to enhance the capacity of the BFPME staff to deliver high-value coaching services.

The European Commission – Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy entrusted H&D Partners to support the elaboration of the DE & RE- Manufacturing Business Plan within the framework of the interRegional TSSP Pilot Action Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing.

H&D Partners has been involved in many incubators and startup training courses organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute CIHEAM – IAMB, among which the Intensive high-level training course in Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship in The Mediterranean Agro-Food Sector and the high level course on the role of Innovation Broker.

H&D Partners was mandated by EBN, the European BIC Network, to design the incubation program of the newly created IRIS Incubator, which opened up its activities in Yerevan in 2018 within the framework of the EU funded program Increased resilience of Syrian Armenians and host population (IRIS).


H&D Partners provided support to Tecnopolis, the science park of the University of Bari, and to the University of Salento in Lecce in designing the acceleration process of 5 local creative ateliers within the Interreg Traces Program.

The GFA consulting group involved H&D Partners in assisting the local actors of the Uvs and Darkhan Aimags in Mongolia to organize their startup enabling ecosystems, within the framework of the EU-funded YEP program.

H&D Partners implemented the project Flop Today to Succeed Tomorrow, funded by the Brussels Region aimed at introducing youngsters to the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship.

H&D Partners has been contracted by ARS Progetti to provide support to the startup enabling ecosystem of Sri Lanka within the EU-funded program Support to the Sri Lankan Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (SLISE).

H&D Partners was tasked by SEQUA GmbH, to support the Fashion and Design Chamber of Armenia, in the elaboration of the business plan and model of a Creative Hub in Yerevan, under the framework of the EU-funded SMEDA project.

H&D Partners provided support to Federturismo in the implementation of the EU-funded project NTG – Next Tourism Generation, assuring legal compliance to EU regulations and assistance in project management.

H&D Partners supported the European Crowdfunding Network in the elaboration and implementation of its membership development strategies.

In partnership with MPII, H&D Partners supported the design of the acceleration process of the Québec Biotechnology Innovation Center (QBIC) for startups in the health industry.

H&D Partners has delivered training courses on coaching and incubator business modeling, in collaboration with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Center of the Shenyang Jianzhu University in China.