Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) has evolved into a large network of geographical and sectoral associations of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). FISME was rechristened and metamorphosed from its earlier avatar in 1995 during India’s liberalization process and its accession to WTO.  It traces its origin to which was established in 1967. FISME’s mindset, mission and activities have been shaped by these national and global developments.


It works for ‘Survival and growth of MSMEs’.  It focuses on creation of an eco-system which is enabling to entrepreneurship and competitive at the same time.


The key thematic areas of work at FISME constitute:

  1. Securing market access for MSMEs in India and abroad and ensuring competitive functioning of factor-markets
  2. Advocating for reforms in regulatory environment and promotional policies to enhance competitiveness of SMEs vis-à-vis their larger domestic counterparts and foreign firms through research and dialogue
  3. Executing MSME development projects supported by Indian government as well as by all major multilateral and bilateral bodies in India such as UNIDO, ILO, UNCTAD, DFID, GIZ among others.


With over 740 associations as its members, FISME network reaches out to over 2 million MSMEs.


Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India has entrusted FISME to run three IPR Facilitation Centers at New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.


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