Inventory of the best Clusters and ESCPs methodologies and tools at European and national level dedicated to the internationalization of SMEs
The PERES project (“Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU”) is a ESCP-4i – European Strategic Cluster Partnership of the Second Generation (2018-2019) in the Preparation Phase – Strand 1, aiming to deliver a Joint Internationalization Plan and Implementation Roadmap for the SMEs of the European Rail Supply Chain members of our Clusters.
For this we considered important to map, gather, analyse and benchmark key achievements and methodologies, tools and practices implemented by: (A) the First Generation (2016-2017) of ESCP-4i in the Preparation Phase (B) the First Generation (2016-2017) of ESCP-4i in the Implementation Phase (C) the Second Generation (2018-2019) of ESCP-4i in the Implementation Phase as long as they are available in order to create an Inventory of Clusters’ and ESCPs’ best practices for internationalization that can be helpful both to our ESCP-4i and to the next Generations of Partnerships. The source for this information is the ECCP-European Cluster Collaboration Portal.
Together with the Inventory dedicated to the general internationalization tools and practices, the Deliverable also maps, gathers, analyses and benchmarks: (A) internationalization methodologies, tools and practices from ESCP-4i specifically directed to the 2 geographical areas where PERES addresses its activities: USA and India (B) internationalization methodologies, tools and practices from PERES partners concerning USA and India, if existing. The purpose is to verify if specific methodologies and tools have been designed and implemented by our Peers when targeting 2 so different countries in terms of culture, business habits, business environment, etc..