Mercati Aperti (Open Markets)

Ref 4 Project title Mercati Aperti (Open Markets)
Name of candidate Country Overall project value (EUR) Proportion carried out by candidate (%) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners if any
Informest Italy (Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia) 2,389,944 14 15 Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia ERDF obj. 2

Italian Region Friuli Venezia Giulia

02/2004 – 12/2006 Finest S.p.A. – Italy

Sviluppo Italia Friuli Venezia Giulia S.p.A. – Italy

Agemont S.p.A. – Italy

Chamber of Commerce of Udine – Italy

Detailed description of the project Type of services provided
Project objectives:

● Assisting SMEs to operate on international markets (especially New Member States and Eastern Europe in general).

● Informing enterprises about economic opportunities in foreign markets.

● Identifying SMEs assistance needs, in particular concerning the selection of foreign markets and partners.

● Defining innovative enterprise strategies essential to identify: new market opportunities; new foreign partners; new trans-national sources of innovation.

● Generating new development and internationalisation projects on a territorial basis.

● Extending the international network of relationships between enterprises, suppliers of consultancy, centres of excellence and innovation, bodies and programmes for local development, governmental agencies and chambers of commerce.

● Promoting collaboration with EU and foreign partners, with particular attention to those located in the new EU Member States.

Project activities:

● Matchmaking events, seminars, conferences.

● Support to specific dynamic sectors to build common strategies to approach new foreign markets.

● Mapping of SMEs in the project eligible areas.

● Opening of Information Points.

● Creation of a project website.

● Organization of events and seminars for SMEs

● Participation in international trade fairs

● Market researches

● Company visits