On 23rd October 2019 the Assessment Committee of the project Look-EU-Net met in Helsinki for the approval of the EU SME Network proposals.EU Project Partners collected 104 SME Application Forms of which 94 have been validated having the requirements; 54 SMEs from 11 EU Countries have been included in 10 EU SME Network proposals, complete of pilot actions and budgets.
Assessment Committee finally validated seven EU SME Network proposals belonging to the following RIS3: Sustainable Living, Health Care, Agro-food industry and Mechatronics.
One of the validated proposals was this of FOOD VARIETY NETWORK.It was initially formed by Italian, Bulgaria and Polish companies, all dealing in the food sector. The companies have common goals and share similar approaches to internationalization, which brought them together in the matchmaking process.
They want to enter the Scandinavian market, which is well-known for its higher customers expectations and high-end food preferences.
Once the SMEs have been matched and the Network have been set up, coaching and training activities will be provided to the participants. Then, EU Networks will be involved in different activities, such as market analysis, international fairs, business missions, e-commerce, etc.