The South-West European’s productive structure (SUDOE) is characterized by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which, due to the weakness of their financial resources, limited capacity to access funding and lack of knowledge on foreign markets, face the challenge to compete at the international level with larger competitors.
RYME + project focuses on solving this problem. 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 (Spain, France and Portugal).
RYME+ project arises to capitalize the results of its forerunner project RYME, which occurred between 2012 and 2014). 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), which developed and tested a methodology for the internationalisation of companies from SUDOE Area.
Through the adaptation of the internationalisation methodology already developed and its implementation in the RYME + web platform (www.ryme-international.com), the project aims to contribute to the development of at least 100 companies in the SUDOE territory, from the following sectors of activity: Health&Welfare
Energy, materials and industrial sustainability; Smart-Cities; ICT and Creative Industries.
With the RYME+ project, selected companies will have access to the following benefits: international networking, mentoring, commercial preparation, training in foreign markets, interaction with other innovative companies through the arrangement of speed meetings and the opportunity 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.