Interreg Sudoe - Programme Sudoe Interreg

Priority axis 2

      

Competitiveness of SMEs

Promoting the competitiveness and internationalization of the SMEs of Southwest Europe

The priority axis 2, Competitiveness of SMEs, is one of the five priority axis of the Interreg Sudoe Programme.

Why?

Because the productive structure of the Sudoe space is based on SMEs, which are highly relevant in the generating of employment and have a limited capacity for innovation and little access to financing. 

Objectives

  1. Developing capacities for the improvement of the environment of SMEs in the Sudoe space.
  2. Improving and increasing the internationalisation of SMEs.

Types of projects

  • Strengthening business support institutions.
  • Development of new and innovating services to support business development.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship in key sectors.
  • Support for finance information activities.
  • Creation and consolidation of internationalisation support services and networks.
  • Support for the development and internationalisation of inter-business cooperation models.

Beneficiaries

First objective: public and private institutions supporting the creation and expansion of companies, public or private institutions with the capacity to provide finance and sectorial representation structures.

Second objective: institutions supporting internationalisation such as chambers of commerce, international business centres, business and commercial associations, public institutions, incubators of exporting companies and clusters.

Percentage of the total budget

14%

19.9 million Euros


 

  Research and innovation

 

 

 

  Competitiveness of SMEs

   

 

  Low-carbon economy

   

 

  Combating climate change

   

 

  Environment and resource efficiency