Entering the foreign markets with own products and services opens up new possibilities and allows to increase profits, but also constitutes a serious challenge, especially a financial, organisational and marketing one. The PARP facilitates the foreign expansion through a number of various activities:

Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes. Network consultants offer comprehensive services for SMEs, which help to fully develop companies’ potential and innovative capabilities.

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The ClusterFY Project

ClusterFY aims to improve regional and national policy instruments seeking to intensify Key Enabling Technologies (KET's; in Polish case Smart Specialisation – KIS) relation to clusterization processes, as well as fostering interregional cooperation between and among clusters and business networks and encourage their integration into innovative value chains. These developments advance the implementation of regional innovation strategies.

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Internationalisation of SMEs

A micro-, small or medium-sized enterprise operating in Eastern Poland may receive support for placing its products or services on new markets. Under the activity, it is possible to finance the purchase of counselling services, which will allow to analyse the company’s export opportunities, to select target markets and to develop a concept of entering the selected market (business model of internationalisation). An entrepreneur receives support for activities leading to the implementation of this model.

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Promotion of ICT sector

The Polish ICT sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Polish economy. Polish companies specialize in such products as consumer electronics, customized software production, electronic games, and mobile solutions. The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, together with the Ministry of Economic Development, launched a program aiming at promotion of the sector among the foreign investors, buyers, end-users etc. We will participate in the most important trade fairs and conferences around the world, presenting innovative offer of Polish companies.

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Go to Brand – support in promotion

Polish companies have many innovative, attractive and unique products, services or technologies which they may offer to foreign customers. They have been divided into various sectors, for which the common denominator is the high export potential. The industries with the greatest export potential (selected by the Ministry of Development) are:

  • medical equipment,
  • cosmetics,
  • IT/ICT,
  • yachts and boats,
  • furniture,
  • Polish food specialties,
  • health-oriented services sector,
  • machinery and equipment,
  • biotechnology and pharmaceutics,
  • Polish fashion,
  • construction and finishing of buildings
  • automotive and aircraft spare parts.

For each of the export-oriented industries, a special promotion programme has been prepared which indicates non-EU, prospective markets where companies may promote their products, as well as specific events serving this purpose. The individual promotional activities will be linked with the national strategy of building repute and prestige of the brand of the Polish economy abroad.

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Internationalisation of National Key Clusters

Clusters are one of the best formulas for implementing the idea of smart growth. In the 21st century, a source of technological progress, innovative solutions and thus profits is cooperation. Clusters allow entrepreneurs to implement large projects based on cooperation, combining their resources, joint offering, etc. In Poland, there are more than 130 clusters, among them, 16 are of particular importance. They are the National Key Clusters – organisations of vital importance for the entire economy, high international competitiveness and high potential for innovation. The National Key Clusters, due to their high potential for innovation and competitiveness, have the greatest chance of international success, therefore, the activity called Internationalisation of National Key Clusters is addressed to them. An entity authorised to submit an application for support is the cluster coordinator, and the final beneficiaries are all entities forming the cluster.

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Information Point for International Public Procurement

Information Point for International Public Procurement is a project launched by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, a government agency that has been providing support to Polish entrepreneurs in the implementation of competitive and innovative projects for over 10 years. The project is highly recommended by the Polish Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The mission of the Information Point is to provide an introduction to global tender marketplace, including public procurement in the European Union, the United Nations System, the World Bank Group, other countries and institutions.

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China and Central-Eastern European Countries Business Council

Established during the 3rd Summit of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Belgrad on 16th of December 2014 and appointed by virtue of the Belgrade Guidelines. In order to promote economic cooperation, trade and investment between participants of the „16+1” formula the parties decided to: Welcome and support the establishment of the executive body of the China-CEEC Business Council in Warsaw, Poland, and invite relevant Chinese and CEEC business associations, organizations and businesses to join on a voluntary basis. Objectives and tasks:

  • To network and to promote economic cooperation between enterprises, chambers of commerce and other public and private business environment organisations (including trade and investment promotion agencies) from China and Central and Eastern European countries
  • To exchange information on actions taken by Council members for the development of investments and trade between China and Central and Eastern European countries

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Erasmus for young entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program which gives future and beginning entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs managing small companies in other European Union Member States. The exchange of experience takes place during the stay of a young entrepreneur in an experienced entrepreneur helping acquire the skills necessary to manage a small company. For both young and experienced entrepreneurs, the activity brings important added values: knowledge sharing, opportunities to build a network of contacts throughout Europe, establishing new business relationships and exploring foreign markets.

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Poland at EXPO

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