Exports of shipbuilding, maritime and logistics, renewable energy, automation and ICT from Central Baltic to the Southern African markets using Namibia as a stable entry point

UPCOMING EVENTS

Next business delegation with 33 SMEs to Southern Africa in April 2019!

Where? Namibia, South Africa & Zambia.
When? 1st to 13th of April 2019.
Who? SME Aisle team and 33 Central Baltic SMEs from Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia.

Take a look from program where we are heading and events our SME Aisle team organizes! Detailed program for registered companies is provided separately.

Follow our delegation in Southern Africa day by day from our social media accounts!

Welcome to our SME Aisle events in Namibia and South Africa!
Events in Namibia

Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia 2.4.2019

Our business delegation will start from Namibia. The first workshop will be in Windhoek on 2nd April. 

What? Doing business through SME Aisle workshop.

When? Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 at 9-12.

Where? Mining Auditorium (New Engineering Building), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia.

Program & registration: Take a look of the program (click to enlarge) and register by 27.3. to teija.jarvenpaa(a)samk.fi. 

The workshop is free of charge!

Workshop with NAMPORT in Walvis Bay, Namibia 3.4.2019

Maritime themed workshop will be held with NAMPORT in Walvis Bay, Namibia on 3rd April (click to open as pdf). 

What? Workshop with NAMPORT “Doing business through SME Aisle”.

When? Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 at 9-12.

Where? Seamans mission (next to NAMPORT main gate), Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Program & registration: Take a look of the program (click to enlarge) and register by 29.3. to teija.jarvenpaa(a)samk.fi.

The workshop is free of charge!

Events in South Africa

Business seminar in Cape Town, South Africa on 5th April (click to open as pdf). Program will be published soon.

Maritime themed workshop in Durban, South Africa on 9th April (click to open as pdf). Program will be published soon.

NEWS

Blog
Business in Southern African markets

An impossible market with many challenges and only little returns if any? Not quite right!

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) area offers various business opportunities for growing Central Baltic companies working in the maritime cluster. And these markets do also offer returns to persistent and optimistic SMEs.

Read the blog post from Centrum Balticum website.

News

The growing Southern African market offers opportunities for Central Baltic SMEs

The project SME Aisle conducted a business trip to Namibia in September and October 2018. Altogether 16 SMEs from Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden took part in the trip. The SMEs represented different areas such as ICT, renewable energy, shipbuilding and automation.

Read the news about the past trip in English and in Finnish.

Publication

Doing business in SADC region

Want to know more about Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) markets? Check our new publication (open access) about business environment in Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia. Themes are maritime and ports, ICT, automation, renewable energy and machinery.

PROJECT INFO

 01.03.2018-31.08.2021

1 731 850,31 EUR (ERDF: 1 358 178,06 EUR)

SAMK: 578 802,33 EUR (ERDF: 422 525,70 EUR)

Our objective in SME Aisle project is to support Central Baltic maritime clusters’ SMEs with an ambition and potential to enter into new markets in Southern Africa using Namibia as stable entry point. SME Aisle focus on companies from Central Baltic area i.e. Finland (incl. Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden. Themes are shipbuilding, maritime, renewable energy, automation and ICT.

VIDEOS & PRESENTATIONS

What is SME Aisle?

Presentation about the project SME Aisle and its partners. Check the slideshow (click to open the presentation as pdf).

Doing business with SME Aisle companies

Take a look of our new video publication!

Business opportunities in Southern African markets

Videos

Workshop Webinar on Business opportunities in Southern African markets 15.2.2019.

Southern African market as an opportunity for maritime cluster. Workshop 13.6.2018.

Doing Business in Namibia: Gateway to SADC. Workshop 13.6.2018.

Presentations

Presentations from workshop in Riga, Latvia 29.11.2019 (also for the workshop in Stockholm 23.1.2019). Click to open presentations.

PARTNERS

Project partners:

SME AISLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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SME Aisle

Our SME Aisle business delegation will start from Namibia. The first workshop will be in Windhoek on 2nd April. Welcome!

What? Doing business through SME Aisle workshop.
When? Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 at 9-12.
Where? Mining Auditorium (New Engineering Building), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia.
Program & registration: Take a look of the program (click to enlarge) and register by 27.3. to teija.jarvenpaa(a)samk.fi. The workshop is free of charge!

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SMART URBAN BUSINESS

SME Aisle project is part of the international multiscientific Smart Urban Business research work
in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

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contact

Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Ph.D.

+358 44 710 3063
minna.keinanen-toivola(a)samk.fi