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NOVExport
An export accelerator hub for SUDOE SMEs

Challenge

Small and medium-sized enterprises are a crucial part of the European economy. However, less than 30% exports products and services and, for the vast majority, it is difficult and time-consuming to access new markets, particularly those located outside Europe. The current situation, with the considerable global expansion of the data market, as well as the growing launch of new satellite constellations, represents an excellent opportunity for the acceleration of business of small and medium companies with the necessary experience to develop new products and services.

Solution

Main Objective:
To strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.

The NOVExport project aims to support the growth of small and medium-sized companies in southwest Europe in the agricultural, environmental and maritime markets of Latin America, through the technological maturation of their products and services, using space technology, digital data and IoT. The project will develop different tools to facilitate access to the largest and most profitable markets in Latin America and to promote quality European products and services.

Six innovation and export hubs will be created: two in France (Montpellier and French Basque Country), three in Spain (Badajoz, Bilbao and Madrid) and one in Portugal (Coimbra). These centers aim to create a favourable environment for the maturation of business projects and promote co-creation processes, keeping the focus on internationalization. Each hub will select between 10 and 20 companies, which will have the opportunity to mature their product or service, and gain access to personalized diagnosis, market information, digital and space data, as well as training.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

Expected Results:
• Development of tools to support access to the largest and most profitable markets in Latin America.

• Creation of 5 local HUBS with regional networks of companies with common interests in international markets to promote European quality products and services.

• Development of virtual platform where companies can find an offer of project applications, get information and access training and business opportunities to promote cross-fertilization businesses.

• Implementation of methodology to create or accelerate a new product or service, through market information, data and testing, as well as, going to international markets.

Project Reference

SOE3/P2/F0970

Funding


Intervention Region

France, Spain and Portugal

Total Investment

1.499.793,00

IPN Investment

235.000,00

Total Eligible

1.499.793,00

IPN Eligible

235.000,00

EC Funding – Total

1.124.844,75

EC Funding – IPN

176.250,00

National public financial support – Total

374.948,25

National public financial support – IPN

58.750,00

Duration

39 Months

Start Date

2019-09-01

End Date

2022-12-30

Approval Date

2019-03-15

Consortium

Aerospace Valley
Madrid Plataforma Aeronautica y del Espacio
Asociacion de Industrias de Conocimiento y Tecnologia
Instituto Pedro Nunes
Université de Bordeaux
Ad´Occ
Fundacion Fundecyt - Parque Cientifico y Tecnologico de Extrmadura

Partners

Technological Corporation of Andalusia (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía)
Pole Mediterranean Sea (Pôle Mer Méditerranée)
Communauté Pays basque
Aqua-Valley

Website

https://www.novexport-sudoe.eu/

Keywords

Internationalization;
Southwest Europe;
Hubs;
Virtual Platform.