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.
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.