Klaipėda City Municipality Administration, together with the public institution Klaipėda ID, participates in the interregional cooperation project INTER VENTURES which is funded by the Interreg Europe Programme for improving Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) competitiveness policies. INTER VENTURES aims to help SMEs separated by economic borders to internationalize their activities.
The second Online Thematic Study Visit of the project partners was organized by Klaipeda on November 19th in 2020 and replaced the physical meeting of the project partners in Klaipėda which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project partner, Klaipėda City Municipality Administration, shared the best practices of Klaipeda SME internationalisation.The event was moderated by Dr. Donatas Jonikas - author of the bestseller "Startup Evolution Curve" and a marketing practitioner with more than 14 years of experience. Dr. Donatas Jonikas introduced the results of Klaipeda region SME internationalization research and added his practical knowledge through the whole event. Although the project partners did not have the opportunity to visit the Klaipeda team face to face, the virtual trip included 4 SME`s companies tour with an in-depth internationalisation aspect. These are the representative companies from the region:
Also, the representative from one of the supporting business-promoting agencies in Lithuania "Enterprise Lithuania" shared great insights. The workshop was dedicated to discussing the available tools to promote internationalisation and to analyze the SME`s situation in the Klaipeda region with the participants.
Success stories and advice in the video: