Support European Cleantech SMEs in their internationalisation in the USA and China.
What is EC2i ?
EC2i (European Cleatech Internationalization Initiative) is a project from the COSME programme. COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, running from 2014 to 2020, with a budget of €2.3billion.
COSME will support SMEs in the following areas:
- Access to fundings
- Internationalisation and access to foreign markets
- Increased competitiveness
- Entrepreneurial culture
To learn more about COSME Program, please read the official leaflet.
The aim of the EC2i project is to support European cleantech SMEs to go international and to create growth and jobs. Targeted countries for internationalisation are China and the United States. The project is scheduled for a period of 24 months, from January 2018 to December 2019.
Why China and the United States? The United States and China present wide markets and great business opportunities for the export of various clean technologies related to smartcities, energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainable buildings.