Internationalization of SME

As a result of the ongoing refugee crisis, numerous highly qualified people, including engineers, business people and academics, have come to Germany. One of the main tasks of the project is to sensitize local entrepreneurs to the potential of involving these professionals. Furthermore, the aim is to establish a cooperation platform with the help of which SMEs, migrants and network partners can exchange information and experiences.

The structure of the project is divided into five main areas:

  1. General project mangagement and communication
  2. Acquisition of network partners and network building to organisations
  3. Establishing contacts to SMEs
  4. Establishing contacts to refugees and migrants
  5. Bringing SMEs together with refugees and migrants

In the first months of the project, the focus is on establishing a network with various organizations from MV and contacting local SMEs and refugees. With the help of various forms of dialogue, both the SMEs and the refugees concerned are to be convinced of cooperation.

In a second step, databases with profiles for the individuals and SMEs, who have agreed to cooperate, will be created. Among other things, this overview helps to stay in touch with the participants over a longer period of time. Furthermore, a cooperation platform is to be devised to enable an exchange between the two groups.

Finally, the entrepreneurs are to be brought together with the migrants in the form of the previously defined cooperation platform. The HIE-RO supports the participants in arranging the first joint talks and will ensure that the talks will continue in the future. 

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

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