PIMAP+ Kick-Off-Meeting

Submitted by Alithéa Lafaye on 01 December 2020

European project PIMAP+ Strand 2 to support SME internationalisation has been launched!

Gathering six European clusters, PIMAP+ aims to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation in the fields of photonics, advanced manufacturing, metalworking and aerospace industry.  After two years dedicated to international market analysis and the establishment of first contacts during PIMAP Partnership strand 1 in the US and Canada, the next stage will focus on accelerating access to international markets for SMEs. In addition to the American market, Asian market will be a focal point through China and Japan.

As the coordinator, Alpha-RLH has organized the virtual kick-off-meeting on 21st September.  During this day, the partners have decided to target one international fair in each country. Multi-days visits and customized B2B meetings will support development of business agreements and B2B cooperation. Since then, several virtual meetings have permitted to implement the first actions while strengthening the cooperation between newcomers and former members of the consortium. In parallel, new connections and reinforcement of existing collaboration with different local actors have been established for each targeted markets.

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