What is RYME+?
RYME+ is a European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-B Southwest Europe Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (Interreg Sudoe Programme).
It aims to develop and promote the business structure of the SUDOE area by increasing competitiveness, resilience, wealth and innovation creation and technological development of their SMEs, guiding them to international markets, benchmarking, to share good practices and to establish trade relationships.
ERDF budget: 1.022.451,29 €
The main goal of RYME+ is to support the international development of innovative SMEs and to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the SUDOE Area.
With RYME+ selected companies will have access to the following benefits:
RYME+ will give you access to an international network of support. Through the web platform you can interact with innovative SMEs from other countries and make contact with RYME+ partners that can help you find the most suitable commercial partner for your company.
RYME+ will give you access to a network of international mentors that will guide you through every step of the internationalisation process.
RYME+ will help you to prepare your company commercially, giving advice and recommendations for successfully affording an internationalization process.
Training in foreign markets
RYME+ will provide training in legal requirements, tax frameworks, cultural barriers, funding, etc to guarantee you the best entry into every market.
RYME+ will help you accelerate the interaction with other innovative companies through the arrangement of multilateral speed meetings.
Trade and benchmarking missions
RYME+ will give you the chance to go on trade missions to Brazil, United States of America and Uruguay or on a benchmarking mission to Israel with the purpose of transferring good practices of entrepreneurship and technology development.
The call is now closed.
If you have any doubt about the call please contact RYME+ partners here
RYME+ is going to help innovative companies which fulfil the 5 eligibility criteria:
RYME+ will support companies from the SUDOE territory: France, Portugal, and Spain.
RYME + will help companies located in the following Regions:
- France: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
- Portugal: Norte, Centro, Lisboa, Alentejo, Algarve
- Spain: Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, País Vasco, Navarra, La Rioja, Aragón, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Cataluña, Comunidad de Madrid, Comunidad Valenciana, Andalucía, Murcia, Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Baleares
RYME+ will provide support on the internationalisation process of innovative SMEs:
- employs fewer than 10 people and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 2 million
- employs fewer than 50 people and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 10 million
- employs fewer than 250 people and which have an annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million.
Sector of activity
RYME+ will support companies that are on, at least, one of the following sectors of activity:
- Energy, materials and industrial sustainability
- ICT and Creative Industries
RYME+ will help you to get to the following foreign countries:
Brazil, France, Israel, Portugal, Spain, The United States of America and Uruguay.
Please check the full regulation of RYME+ here
RYME+ is coordinated by 8 partners from France, Portugal, Spain and counts on the collaboration of 10 associate partners from Brazil, France, Israel, Portugal, Spain, The United States of America and Uruguay.
RYME (Reactivation of SMEs: Innovation and International) was an European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Interreg IV-B Southwest Europe Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 (SUDOE).
Between 2012 and 2014, RYME developed and tested a methodology for the internationalisation of companies from SUDOE Area (France, Portugal and Spain) in cooperation with partners from Brazil and The United States of America. A total of 99 companies from ICT, Biotech and Greentech sectors participated in RYME, from those 9 signed up 6 commercial agreements.
RYME+ will capitalize the results of its forerunner project RYME. Learn more about RYME history here.