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 trip to Southern Africa in April 2019!

Where? South Africa,  Namibia & Zambia.
When? 1st to 14th of April 2019.
Who? SME Aisle team and Central Baltic SMEs.

Details coming out 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).

Business opportunities in Southern African markets

Videos

In the first video of the workshop, Minna Keinänen-Toivola gives introduction on Southern African market as an opportunity for maritime cluster (CB SME Aisle project).

In the 2nd video of the workshop, Jeffrey Salahub gives presentation on Doing Business in Namibia: Gateway to SADC.

Presentations

Presentations from workshop in Riga, Latvia. Click to open presentations.

PARTNERS

Project partners:

SME AISLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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SME Aisle

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Vakardien PERUZA valdes priekšsēdētājs Arnis Petranis dalījās ar savu pieredzi seminārā "Eksporta un sadarbības iespējas Āfrikas dienvidu reģiona valstu tirgos".
Paldies MASOC un Latvijas Tirdzniecības un rūpniecības kamera LTRK par iespēju apmainīties ar pieredzi un uzzināt daudz jauna.
PERUZA komanda esam priecīgi un lepni sadarboties ar augstākminētajām organizācijām un SAMK – Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, un Universidad Técnica de Tallin.
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Car business in #Namibia. Opportunities in various sectors within @SMEAisle. #mysamk https://t.co/wvue63DBTV

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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.

Other on-going SUB projects:

contact

Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Ph.D.

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