31 Aug, 2018
Since 2017, the RYME + consortium has developed a methodology for supporting the internationalisation of innovative SMEs from France, Portugal and Spain.
During the last 12 months, the Ryme + selected companies had access, through an electronic platform, to several online training and matching tools, namely documents library, webinars and speed meetings.
After a demanding process of evaluation of the SMEs, the Consortium and the associated partners will select up to 50 companies that will benefit from the opportunity to participate on trade missions to Brazil, United States of America and Uruguay or on a benchmarking mission to Israel.
The first of the trade missions took place in Chicago from 18th to 22nd of June and was organized by CCI Nouvelle-Aquitane and its local partner FB International LLC.
According to the approved calendar, the next mission will take place in Tel Aviv at 2nd to 6th of September. This event is a benchmark mission with the purpose of exchange knowledge about the Israel innovative ecosystem and also participate in the Israel's largest hi-tech conference - DLD Tel Aviv innovation Festival 2018. This mission is being organized by the Spanish partner CEEI Murcia.
The following trade mission will be held in São Paulo from September 24th to 28th under the coordination of UPTEC and the associated partner CIETEC.
In October, from 22nd to 26th the selected SMEs will go to in Montevideo on a trade mission led by the Spanish partner CEEI Asturias.
In December, from 3rd to 7th the selected SMEs will go to Texas on a trade mission led by the Portuguese partner IPN in collaboration with IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.
The last trade mission will take place in Texas, from 3rd to 7th of December under the organization of the Portuguese partner IPN.
In all these 5 missions the selected SMEs will have access to an intensive program of meetings with other local innovative companies, workshops and visits, that will foster the establishment of partnerships and businesses in these foreign markets.