The project targeted to increase exports within the film production sector in Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Production in the context of this project was defined as for filming movies, TV series and advertisements in the Central Baltic region.
The goal of the ASIA-CLEAN project was to increase the export of Finnish and Estonian cleantech, healthtech, smart city, environmental and energy technology companies to the project's target areas in China (Jinan and Shangdong regions and Tianjin) and Malaysia.
The project “Boosting music industry exports to Japan through cross-sectoral collaboration” (FINEEX Music/Finest Sounds) aimed at increasing sales and new export contracts of Finnish and Estonian music industry companies in Japan. The most important achievements:
1) New contacts to Japanese music business were established and old ones strengthened, and a lot of silent knowledge from experienced exporters shared. Existing connections with Japanese music industry were updated, and trust built between them and new generation of exporters.
SMEs within the Central Baltic countries are in a challenging situation due to a very small size of fiercely competed domestic markets making it necessary to penetrate into new markets. The project has jointly developed a toolbox to support ICT sector SMEs in Sweden, Estonia and Latvia to succeed in exporting into new markets.
Joint resources have made it possible to elevate branding, join and jointly use available resources for market studies and promotion as well as establish consortiums capable for further expansion in the new markets.