24 November 2023
Precision fair: network and knowledge sharing indispensable for frontrunners in high-tech
A successful international business
You need an innovative technology or service to be able to succeed abroad. Before you decide to enter a new market, you have to properly research that market. Many companies start exporting their products or services, because they happen to receive an international order. Without looking into transportation, insurances, distributors or the like. Are you considering entering a foreign market with your products or services? A local agent, franchisee or distributor can probably provide you with more information of the local market.
Increase your international network
Participating in inbound and outbound trade missions can help you meet the right people in a specific country. Brainport Eindhoven is visited by many inbound trade delegations, consisting of international companies and governmental organizations that want to experience why this region is so special. However, you can also participate in an outbound trade mission, which is led by a mission leader, visiting a foreign country with a group of delegates from other Dutch companies.
Mission vouchers can be used by startups and scaleups to participate in a collective trade mission or trade show participation.
Knowledge vouchers offer a concession for the hiring of an international lawyer, tax specialist or tax adviser, e.g. to be used for registering your trademark and patents abroad, or drawing up contracts, etc.
The coaching process is carried out by an advisor from a private organisation, who will guide you in drawing up an international strategic (step-by-step) plan.
Business development coaches
The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland offers personal advice for doing business abroad. The regional experts answer questions about exporting to or investing abroad and they think along with you about your international business plans.
Trade & Innovate with the Dutch
When participating in an outbound trade mission, it is also interesting to network with Dutch parties located outside the Brainport region. To seek national partnerships, Brainport Development has joined Trade & Innovate with the Dutch, a national network consisting of public organizations that wants to link Dutch entrepreneurs with each other and with international business partners. The Dutch embassies and consulates are also closely involved. The network is focusing on Germany, the United States and China, all important export markets, and on the promising theme ‘Smart Cities’.
NLinBusiness is a one stop shop platform for companies that want to do business abroad. Through their platform they support SME entrepreneurs to identify opportunities and match them with the right people and organisations. They help entrepreneurs to get the most out of their company journey to get a soft landing and speed up business in their country of choice.