About the UpgradeSME project

Exporting businesses are stronger competitors and can deal better with economic fluctuations. We want to help businesses in Leeuwarden in doing so and facilitate supportive parties. In order to stimulate SME export, the partners cooperate to develop policy instruments that can reduce export barriers for both products and services. To do so, the project partners will organise over the course of five years various workshops, exchanges and study visits.

Project partners

  • Gemeente Leeuwarden
  • Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary)
  • South Muntenia Regional Development Agency (Romania)
  • Business Development Friesland Foundation
  • Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (Germany)
  • Ave Intermunicipal Community CIM Ave (Portugal)
  • San Sebastian Socio-Economic Development Agency Ltd. (Spain)
  • Ministry of Finance (Hungary)

The project’s total budget

€ 1.307.321,- (Interreg Europe)

Project duration

April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2022