Collective internationalisation mission to Canada
During five days full of activities, from 21 to 25 November 2022, the consortium of the F2F Health Matters project, in which InovCluster is included as Portuguese partner and together with a team of Canadian consultants, dedicated efforts and resources to provide the eight European companies participating, a first contact with the Canadian market.
The business mission aimed not only to discover the Canadian market, but also to work on the right strategy to follow to ensure the success of this Internationalization journey.
The mission started in Montreal, then moved to Toronto, and allowed to support SMEs to find potential business partners, present their food products and healthy supplements and learn the specificities of the Canadian market, in order to aim for possible new business agreements and promising collaborations.
All SMEs were also part of the Elite Programme of coaching and training for SMEs, which provided training courses for the Canadian market, coaching and access to a community dedicated to SMEs.
Participation involved an application and enrolment process, with EQUANTO and Ramirez & Cª (Filhos), S.A. selected on the Portuguese side.
How to get support for your internationalisation journey?
The next call, focusing on the Japanese market, has already been launched and will be open until 14 December 2022. All information about the calls, applications and selection process can be found on the project website in the Get involved section or through InovCluster's contacts.
The European F2F Health Matters project is an internationalisation accelerator for innovative SMEs in the agri-food sector. It is driven by an alliance of five European clusters: Wagralim (Bélgica), Clusaga (Espanha), Bioeconomy Cluster (Eslováquia), InovCluster (Portugal) andValorial (França). It's financed by Programa Europeu para a Competitividade das Pequenas e Médias Empresas (COSME) within the framework of Parcerias Estratégicas Europeias de Cluster - Going International (ESCP-4i).