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The European Commission and the European Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME) launched “Ready2Go” to support European SMEs to internationalise and become active in five target Third-Country markets.

 

Ready2Go provides an individual training and coaching programme which will be specifically tailored to the business. The aim of the training will be for each business to create an International Business Plan, a strategic outline to set goals and kick start international progress.

 

Each participating company will receive on-distance support and advice from Ready2Go throughout the programme. The selected participants will benefit also from the opportunity to explore overseas markets; not only can they choose to attend 2 additional trainings taking place in 5 different cultural hubs across Europe but they will also attend up to 2 networking events in the target countries, with expenses partially funded.

 

The Ready2Go programme is available only for 80 selected companies. The 80 winning companies will:

 

  • take part in 3-day individual training and coaching programme event (to take place at the company’s’ headquarters) between June and August 2017.
  • take part in the 2-day training being held in European cities between July and October 2017.
  • draft their internationalization business plan with the support of Ready2Go.
  • take part in up 2 matchmaking events to be held between November 2017 and July 2018 in two of the following countries: Canada, Cameroon, Chile, India and United States.

 

Online application is available at www.b2match.eu/ready2go and must be submitted by the 31th March 2017. Further information about eligibility and selection criteria, dates and the programme are available at www.b2match.eu/ready2go. If you have any questions regarding the attached, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Women in Business Networking Event

 

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Go-2-Tender Workshops

 

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The Go-2-Tender Programme aims to give SMEs across the island of Ireland the confidence, skills and knowledge to successfully compete for Public Sector tenders in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

 

The Programme consists of 2 days' training by experienced bid specialists with up to 2½ days of tailored mentor support available to each participating company.

 

The next set of workshops (delivered across 2 days) will be in:

 

Location: Waterford

Venue: The Tower Hotel

Dates: 16th & 30th March

Cost: €100 per person (fee includes training, materials, catering and 2½ days of mentoring).

 

www.intertradeireland.com/newsevents/events/info/name-37749-en.php

 
Eurostars

 

eurostarsEurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world. 

 

Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. It is an ideal first step in international cooperation, enabling small businesses to combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.

 

Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars Participating States and Partner Countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. In the 2014-2020 period it has a total public budget of €1.14 billion.

 

The role of SMEs for the economy has never been so important. Eurostars aims to bring increased value to the economy, higher growth and more job opportunities.

 

Submission system open (Deadline 02 March 2017; 20h00 Brussels time)

Eurostars is continually improving the processes of application and submission in order to meet the needs of all of our stakeholders. The system is now open and registrants are invited to submit their application. Please complete your online application form, upload annexes, check the eligibility using the designated tool and finally submit your application.

 

Please download the corresponding “Guidelines for completing an application”, “Eurostars Eligibility Guidelines” and “Guidelines for using the online application system” which are available from the Eurostars website: https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/downloads/guidelines.

 
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