The call for applications for the ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility is being relaunched on 23 September 2020.

The ‘SMEs Go International Technical Assistance Facility is a unique support service provided by the European Commission for eligible projects related to the ‘European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Going International’ (ESCP4i) and the H2020 INNOSUP-1 Initiative.

‘SMEs Go International’ aims to facilitate the internationalisation and scaling-up efforts of European SMEs by providing and advisory services to 25 selected projects. Depending on the market and country targeted by the project, beneficiaries will profit from the best-suited mix of business and legal expert support.

The vision of this Facility is to support SMEs to:

  • GROW – untapping the potential of European SMEs through tailored direct advisory support;
  • CONNECT – harnessing internationalisation of European SMEs by enabling partnerships with third country organisations; and
  • TRANSFORM – supporting European SMEs to diversify, innovate and generate employment

    What are the next steps?

    The Technical Assistance Facility has been launched today and we encourage you to access this unique opportunity. In light of the feedback received, we have adjusted the eligibility criteria to allow wider participation. We kindly ask you to raise awareness of this programme by sharing the information among your network and members.

    A webinar will be organised on October 1, 2020 in order to provide guidance on the application process and it will be followed by a Q&A session. The registration link to the webinar can be found here.

    The call for applications within ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility will remain open until October 16, 2020.