The Bridging4Growth project addresses market uncertainty for SMEs in the Central Baltic region by enhancing competitiveness, creating connections, and generating exports. Through this initiative, SMEs gain access to a network of innovative companies and tools to succeed in foreign markets, providing a catalyst for growth and development in the region. The project offers a comprehensive range of services, including market awareness assessment, joint offer creation, market intelligence access, and direct export contacts. The project targets fast-developing regions, such as Brazil (Sao Paulo – Rio area), US/Canada (The Great Lakes area), and Uzbekistan, which are in dire need of sustainable green-tech solutions in areas like smart city, smart manufacturing, and digitisation.

Expected results

The Bridging4Growth project offers numerous benefits for SMEs, including export missions with financial support, tailored market expertise, digital matchmaking with potential partners, and access to a network of Nordic companies and local partners. Bridging4Growth facilitates cross-border consortia, building the necessary trust and know-how among stakeholders to gain 20 new sales contracts. Moreover, the project monitors the impact of these contracts, pilot project contracts, MoU-s, NDA-s, and received investments to showcase the tangible outcomes of this initiative.

Duration 01.02.2023 - 31.01.2026

Total budget

Programme priority

Innovative Business Development

Programme objective

PO1 - More exports by SMEs

Lead partner

Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Business Tampere