What countries can we cooperate with as part of a partnership with the EEN Consortium?
Current economic challenges and unpredictable events in the world complicate the international activities of Kharkiv IT Cluster member companies. However, to reduce the impact of external risks, the community found an opportunity to support the IT community.
After two years of fulfilling formal procedures and numerous requirements for partnership in the Consortium, Kharkiv IT Cluster officially joined the EEN platform, which means it has created an effective booster to support technology business in the area of export sales of IT services and IT products during the war.
Kharkiv IT Cluster is the only Ukrainian IT association to officially become part of the EEN Consortium, the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized companies with international ambitions. Now the participating companies have joined 600 member organizations and opened up additional opportunities in the markets of 60 countries.
Which countries are ready for partnership?
Kharkiv IT Cluster’s cooperation with EEN means automatic access to long-term contracts with EU countries and support from European institutions and organizations in the field of business and commercial cooperation.
That is why most of the partnership offers can be found in the European Union – 505 local contact points (as of January 2024) that can help you with advice, support, and opportunities for international partnerships. These are various offices from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and many other EU countries.
If you are looking for partnerships in other regions, such as the United States, you can also get in touch with a large number of contacts in the United States. In addition, there are local contact points in Brazil, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other advanced countries.
For more information on countries that are ready to partner with Ukrainian businesses, visit the EEN Consortium website.
Through its partnership with the EEN Consortium, Kharkiv IT Cluster removes institutional and bureaucratic barriers between the EU business space and Ukrainian small and medium-sized companies, which has always hampered business development and is crucial in 2023. This is how participating companies become part of the “single market”.
What are the prospects with the EEN for members?
- Market globalization
- Changes in vision, culture and business goals
- Establishment of joint ventures with EU partners
- Integration of Ukrainian companies into the EU economic area
- EEN is the main tool for business internationalization, investment attraction and technology transfer
- Raising awareness of Ukrainian companies among EU partners
Therefore, for the IT community, being part of the EEN Consortium is an opportunity to quickly adapt to European standards and reach a new level of business, expand commercial partnerships in the technology sector, and receive promotion and communication support in key areas of activity.
How to become a part of the project?
To learn more about the opportunities, write to the project coordinator, Tatiana Kurtova @Tatiana_Kurtova on Telegram.