Partnership that implemented original PERES project continues to build up internationalization capabilities of European SME sector via another project, S-ACCESS – SMEs ACCESS to international public procurements.
Funded under the COSME programme of the EU – Call « COS-PPOUT-2020-2-03, the project is coordinated by DITECFER (the Railway Technologies cluster in Italy) and has as partners the railway clusters i-Trans (France), Rail.S (Germany), Järnvägsklustret (Sweden), MAFEX (Spain), RCSEE (Serbia and Southeast Europe) and Rail Alliance (United Kingdom).
The partners, in fact, are fully committed to take their internationalisation services to a higher level, focusing on new approaches to help their SME members overcome a set of obstacles (organisational, technical, legal, financial…) they face when attempting to participate in international public procurements.
The target countries of the S-ACCESS project are USA, Canada and Norway.
The project will last 36 months (from 1st July 2021 to 30 June 2024) and is divided in two phases:
1) Preparatory Phase lasting 15 months, where the partners will develop solutions for each type of obstacle;
2) an Implementation Phase lasting 21 months, where the partners will test their strategy and assist the SMEs on the field.
More information can be found at the S-ACCESS project website https://s-accessproject.eu/