AdPack² Internationalisation missions to the USA
The team of AdPack², formed by representatives of 6 European Clusters ( Packaging Cluster, Nanoprogress z.s., PLASTIWIN, InovCluster - Associação do Cluster Agroindustrial do Centro, BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V. and Secured Communicating Solutions cluster) as well as SME’s interested to internationalize their business to this target market, have recently come back from their internationalisation mission to the USA.
The five-day mission took place in Washington DC and Philadelphia metropolitan areas and was organized between September 30th and October 4th 2019.
The mission included a set of activities that aimed to gather information on specific opportunities available in the US to collaborate, find possible resources for assistance, entry requirements and barriers, and business opportunities. Thus, the mission included a three-day visit (September 30th – October 2nd) to Washington DC during which the members of the delegation met with relevant associations, hubs, government entities and companies related with their main business and research interests. The mission also included a one and half day visit (October 3rd and 4th) to Philadelphia, during which the members of the delegation had the opportunity to meet with organizations and companies of relevance for their internationalization interests in the area.
Through highly relevant meetings with US organizations and companies, the mission participants were able to assess the US market and discuss business and research cooperation opportunities with their US counterparts. Due to the wide range of delegates involved in the mission, resulting in a wide range of interests, this mission was also able to foster cooperation opportunities in business and research areas across multiple fields and market segments.