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RYME+
Transnational network of internationalization's support for SMEs: Innovative matching and mentoring

Challenge

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).

Solution

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.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

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Project Reference

SOE1/P2/P0386

Funding


Intervention Region

Portugal, Spain and France

Total Investment

1.567.016,62

IPN Investment

300.000,00

Total Eligible

1.567.016,62

IPN Eligible

300.000,00

EC Funding – Total

1.175.261,90

EC Funding – IPN

225.000,00

Duration

36 Months

Start Date

2016-06-30

End Date

2019-06-30

Approval Date

2016-06-30

Consortium

Instituto Pedro Nunes
CEEIM - Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación de Murcia
NET - Novas Empresas e Tecnologias, S.A.
CEEI Asturias - Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación del Principado de Asturias
CCI La Rochelle - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de la Rochelle
CCIL CCI Limousin

Partners

Illinois Institute of Technology – University Technology Park
Openlimits – Business Solutions, LDA
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
AVRUL – Agence pour la Valorisation de la Recherche Universitaire du Limousin
CIETEC – Centro de Inovação, Empreendedorismo e Tecnologia
AICEP – Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal, E.P.E.
ANII – Agência Nacional de Investigacíon e Innovacíon
Sociedad de Promocíon Exterior Principado de Asturias, S.A.
EMGI Israel, Next Generation Entrepreneurship

Website

http://www.ryme-international.com

Keywords

Internationalisation;
Competitiveness;
SMEs;
SUDOE;
Health&Welfare;
Energy, materials and industrial sustainability;
Smart-Cities;
ICT;
Creative Industries.

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