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Ready2Go: helping small and medium-sized European businesses stand out in the global market

21/02/2017

In today’s world, the international market place is no longer reserved for large corporations. An increasing number of smaller companies are beginning to expand overseas. Setting up a business abroad is by no means an easy process, which is why a new COSME funded project, Ready2Go, is looking to help dynamic small and medium-sized European businesses to successfully go global.

Individual coaching

Up to 80 companies will benefit from individual coaching and collective training sessions on the targeted markets. The Business Cooperation Centres of the Enterprise Europe Network will be invited to participate in the organisation of the planned matchmaking events in Cameroon, Canada, Chile, India and USA.

Ready2Go complements the service offer of local Enterprise Europe Network partners. Also clients of the Network could receive targeted support for their international ventures and may even benefit from a partial reimbursement of travel costs. 

The project partners shall also develop a guidebook, including practical tools, which will help internationalisation experts of the Enterprise Europe Network but also company executives to take their business global. Ready2Go is an action funded by the European Commission and carried out in close collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network.

Targeted sectors

The participating SMEs should be active in one of the following target sectors:

• Agro-Food

• Biotechnologies

• Chemicals

• Crafts

• Creative industries

• Environment

• Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

• ICT

• Intelligent Energy

• Key Enabling Technologies

• Materials

• Nano and micro-technologies

• Retail and services

• Sustainable construction

• Textile and fashion

• Wood and furniture

Other promising sectors, such as green technologies, aeronautics and aerospace, industry 4.0 and machinery, will be considered during the evaluation process if demand in the given market exists.

Further information and registration

Companies can obtain more information and register via the official webpage -

https://www.b2match.eu/ready2go/pages/18317-ready2go-programme