The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

Specific Objective 1.3

More exports by the Central Baltic companies to new markets

This specific objective aims to support the Central Baltic SMEs to enter into new markets with focus on innovation, product development and internationalization. Here a cluster-based approach for cooperation is used promoting cooperation between already established clusters forming “meta-clusters” in order to enable the SMEs to enter to new markets with new or adapted products and services.

Types of partners
Organisations (including national, regional and local authorities) responsible for cluster development, business development organisations, business associations, regional development organisations responsible for trade and industry

Indicative list of actions supported
Development and adaptation of services and products to new markets, branding, awareness building and marketing of services and products in new markets, process and human resource development, market analysis, feasibility studies
The main target groups
SMEs cooperating through established clusters with potential to enter into new markets, clusters reflecting the strengths of the Central Baltic economies (forestry, tourism, local-food, ship building, maritime), municipal, regional and national tourist boards, associations of tourism companies

Result indicator
Number of cluster co-operations exporting to new markets

Output indicators
Number of enterprises receiving support
Number of enterprises receiving nonfinancial support
Number of enterprises supported to introduce new to the market products