Project good practices

Niedersachsen International Offices

Summary: The Federal State of Lower-Saxony has contact bureaus and representations for SMEs in different countries abroad.

Location: Hannover, Germany (Deutschland)

Enhancing competitiveness with the aid of smart specialisation

Summary: Specialization is a useful tool for Economic Development; in the Ústí Region, the regional ‘Hop Cluster’ is a great example of an S3 strategy in action.

Location: Severozápad, Czech Republic (Česká Republika)

Export Pathway

Summary: To help businesses from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region with the complexities of internationalisation, several organisations are now working together.

Location: Aquitaine, France

‘Clustering for International Markets’

Summary: Torun Regional Development Agency, Poland ran the ‘Co-operation Links Fund’ which supported the internationalisation activities of cluster members.

Location: Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland (Polska)

“Go and come back” (Vado e Torno)

Summary: “Go and come back” (Vado e Torno) is a Case Study identified in the course of SIE-SME Internationalisation Exchange project as part of the learning process.

Location: Molise, Italy (Italia)

Export Consortia

Summary: SODERCAN, the Regional Development Agency for Cantabria, has put in place several export consortia focussing on metals, agri-food and marine renewable energies.

Location: Cantabria, Spain (España)

Kent International Business

Summary: Kent International Business is an ‘umbrella programme’ which brings together various support initiatives which help local SMEs with internationalisation.

Location: Kent, United Kingdom

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