The main purpose of the eT4S project is to make EU stakeholders more competitive by liaising them with stakeholders in North America and Asia/Asean and supporting them to build collaboration agreements and/or business agreements.
The eT4S consortium will act as a turntable preparing EU stakeholders for developing business agreements, collecting business opportunities and match them with business partners in the target regions (North America & Asia/Asean). A robust communication strategy will be implemented to promote eT4S not only within the target regions but also within the European ecosystem. This communication
strategy will also strive towards synergy and cross fertilization with other initiatives (ic. the SmartCityTech partnership, other ESCPs).
This approach is based on an internationalization strategy which has been developed by the SmartCityTech partnership. The results of the eT4S project will be sustained through the SmartCityTech partnership.
Relation to the key principles on internationalization
The internationalization strategy of SmartCityTech is built on 4 key principles. The activities in this project relate to those principles.
Principle 1: Bridgehead organizations as access to stakeholders and expertise
Principle 2: Opportunity analysis driving the internationalization approach
Principle 3: Be clever about smart city internationalization.
Principle 4: Sustainability as core component of the SmartCityTech DNA