04. Nov. 2018, 12:00 - 04. Nov. 2018, 12:00
A Culture Journey for European SMEs in the Solar and Wind Sector
With the support of EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) and in consortium, the technopolis group, Hofstede insights and icunet have developed a set of tools to help companies to become more familiar with the business cultures of the Mexican market. This set includes an online library, a training and mentoring package and the actual learning circle in Mexico.
This learning circle is organised to help SMEs to create innovation far from home but for the home market. Beyond that, participants will get the intercultural knowledge about Mexican business culture, visit innovative companies and meet with governmental officials and public sector representatives.
A group of 6 to 12 participants from different European companies and countries will form the group of participants.
What are your Benefits?
Building innovative internationalising SMEs does not happen by chance. Internationalising SMEs often focus on developed markets, such as the US or EU because they offer both a big market to grow the business as well as a seemingly familiar culture. But growing SMEs into businesses with global reach means reaching out to emerging economies. Here, the unfamiliar can feel overwhelming and the potential market more intimidating.
After the liberalisation of the energy market in Mexico, the country did not only attract foreign investments, but also developed some very innovative and competitive technologies in the field of Renewables.
Your programme in Mexico:
November 04: Arrival in Mexico City and Welcome Meeting
November 05: Finding the pulse of the Emerging Market: How do Renewables work in Mexico?
Visiting the icunet Mexico Office and 1st part of the Intercultural Training
Meeting with European companies in Mexico
Presentations and Panels with representatives of Mexican Solar Energy Associations
November 06: Building Bridges
Company Visit: Modulo Solar, innovation center Cuernavaca
Knowledge and Experience Sharing at Dinner
November 07: Insight Hunting: Discussions about concrete solar projects
2nd Part of the Intercultural Training and Dinner
November 08: Visit the 22nd Annual Mexican Energy Conference
November 09: Idea Incubation and Wrap up
Company Visit: Enlight Mexico
Exchange and Wrap up with Intercultural Back-up
November 10: Departure
25% of the seats in each learning circle are reserved for EEN members and their companies. You are very welcome to get in touch with your local innovation and trade agency and ask about those special seats.
The application procedure is open until October 12th, 2018.