SME Aisle – CB economic strenghts to Southern African Market
SME Aisle’s (Exports of cluster of CB economic strengths shipbuilding, maritime renewable energy, automation and ICT to Namibia as a stable point to entry to the South African markets) main objective is to achieve sales to Central Baltics Small and Medium Sized Enterprises with joint concept using Namibia as a safe entry point to coastal South African countries (e.g. South Africa, Angola, Mozambique).
Projects lead partner Satakunta University of Applied Sciences has deep expertise and solid connections in Namibia’s business environment. Other project partners are, in addition to EMERA, Prizztech Oy from Finland, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia and Swedish Windpower Association (associated partner).
The project budget is 1,73 million euros, in which EMERA budget is approx. 400 000 euros.
The export services are in the fields of:
- Infrastructure – machinery, renewable energy, automation, ICT solutions in ports and hinterlands;
- Shipbuilding, retrofitting;
- Certified training (maritime, crewing, renewable energy, automation, ICT);
- Expert services on safety, surveillance, environmental and custom clearance procedures.
Duration of the Project: 01.03.2018 – 31.08.2021