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New cluster co-operation exporting to new markets

Central Baltic ICT - Export Meta Cluster

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.
The main results of the project were 16 sales achieved by participating companies. For that 31   countries as well as markets outside EU/EFTA were targeted, and 50 SMEs participated in project activities. The number of achieved sales and the number of actively participating companies were exceeded. Main benefits for SMEs who participated in project activities are increased knowledge of possibilities in exporting and increased potential on international markets. The real cross-border value added was achieved by continuing the use of jointly developed tools to support companies within new cooperation projects.

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16 sales achieved
31 targeted markets and countries