06 conclusion m.pattinson - internationalization and smart specialization-day 3_s3_ecc2012

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06 conclusion m.pattinson - internationalization and smart specialization-day 3_s3_ecc2012

  1. 1. Internationalisation, Cross-Fertilization, Smart SpecialisationModerator: Jean-Noël Durvy, Sophia Antipolis FoundationSpeakers:Rene Tonisson, Baltic Innovation AgencyPeter Simkens, DSP ValleyVedat Kunt, VEGO Consulting Ltd.IzmirPatrick Vuillermoz, French Cluster PlastipolisIvan Boesso, Veneto InnovazionePeter Hahn, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
  2. 2. Accelerating globalisation (1/2)• According to Global Europe 2050, globalisation will increase in the next decades• EU represents today around 30% of the world GDP, it would only represent between 15 and 17% of world GDP in 2050• Fast growing markets are in other parts of the world. Therefore, internationalisation is key for European enterprises and EU economic growth European Commission Enterprise and Industry 26.04.2012 2
  3. 3. Accelerating globalisation (2/2)• A few reasons for SMEs to become international: – Technology watch, economic intelligence, benchmarking its competitiveness and positioning on the market – Exporting on fast growing markets, building technology and commercial partnerships European Commission Enterprise and Industry 26.04.2012 3
  4. 4. Internationalisation is not easy forSMEs• You can never know enough about your potential partner• You can never work together with somebody you don’t know• It takes time to build mutual trust, specially in multi-cultural environment• SMEs lack time and intermediary structures (like cluster management team) can play a key role to help them becoming international European Commission Enterprise and Industry 26.04.2012 4
  5. 5. Some suggestions• A favorable environment for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship• Cluster organisations with a critical size or interclustering• Interclustering requires consensus: common geographical and thematic targets• Platforms where potential partners can meet and match• Matchmaking events with an appropriate and robust technology European Commission Enterprise and Industry 26.04.2012 5

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