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

Thank you for taking part in our delegation!

Where? Namibia, South Africa & Zambia.
When? 1st to 13th of April 2019.
Who? SME Aisle team and 31 Central Baltic SMEs from Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia.

Take a look of the business delegation and check photos from our social media accounts!

NEWS

Blog
First success stories in trade: SMEs being active in Southern African market

It has only been a year since the project began, but remarkable results have already been achieved among SME Aisle SMEs!

Project SME Aisle organized its second business delegation trip for SMEs in April 2019. During the two weeks of travelling, the team and the companies visited Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

Read the blog post in English and in Finnish.

News

SMEs on their way to business in Southern Africa: towards new results with company coaching

Project SME Aisle organized its second business delegation trip for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in April 2019. During the two weeks of travelling, the team and the companies visited Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

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 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

Expanding to Southern Africa? The Ambassador of #Namibia visited Estonian ICT companies @AgrelloOfficial, Thinnect, @blockhive_ee and SK ID Solution to attain the experiences we have in #Estonia. https://t.co/kkAgdaaUYM

Great panel discussions! Here with SME Aisle companies telling experiences from #Namibia and Southern African markets. Thank you for participating with us to Namibia-Sweden #Business Forum. @SatakunnanAMK @sub_samk @BusinessSweden @SSACC_SE

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