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Agence Attractivité Alsace - Regional Government France

Agence Attractivité Alsace was created in March 2014 to boost the region’s competitiveness and raise its profile. It was based on a deep-rooted, shared desire to help economic, tourism, cultural and institutional stakeholders to recognise the level of excellence achieved in Alsace as well as the region’s untapped potential. Based on its location at the heart of Europe, Access Alsace aims to attract new resources and assets to the region, by establishing a positioning based on leadership in innovation and excellence. It works to promote all the strengths that make Alsace attractive. These lie in various spheres: economy, tourism, quality of life, education and research, culture, design, gastronomy and sporting prowess, all underpinned by the region’s international outlook.

ACCIO Catalunya - Regional Government Spain

Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency for foreign investment and business competitiveness. It promotes innovation, internationalisation, trade and funding of Catalan companies and startups. It also organises trade missions in countries chosen strategically for their business and technology cooperation opportunities. In addition, it offers specialised one-stop-shop services to international investors and corporations, attracting foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. Headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia Trade & Investment operates from 39 offices around the world, covering 110 markets.

South Norway European Office - Regional Government NORWAY

The South Norway European Office is a knowledge and development centre located in Kristiansand, Norway and in Brussels, Belgium. The primary objective of the South Norway European office are to contribute to increased participation of regional actors i Agder in international possibilities.  The office work towards better exploitation of the possibilities that exist in the EEA Agreement, increased participation in EU projects and projects supported by Norway Grants and strengthening the coordination of activities related to Europe in the Agder region.

The South Norway European Office was established in 2009 and is owned by the County of Vest Agder, the County of Aust Agder, the municipality of Arendal, the municipality of Kristiansand and Agder Research.

SALERNO Chamber of Commerce - ITALY

The Chamber of Commerce of Salerno is a functional autonomous government law body, exponential to the interests of the business system of the Salerno territorial district that operates in accordance with the principles of law and its statute. The Chamber of Commerce has statutory, regulatory, functional, organizational and financial autonomy, however, which is carried out in compliance with the Law. The Chamber of Commerce has its legal and operational headquarters in Salerno, offices located in Vallo della Lucania and Sala Consilina.

EXIM - HUNGARY

The objective of the Hungarian Export-Import Bank Plc. (Eximbank) and the Hungarian Export Credit Insurance Plc. (MEHIB) is to serve Hungarian exporters through the provision of effective financing and insurance facilities. Acting as a tool for providing economic-policy incentive, the mission of Eximbank and MEHIB is to support Hungarian exporting enterprises in facilitating the retention of jobs, growth in employment and an expansion of Hungary’s export capacities. The state-owned Eximbank and MEHIB perform the tasks of Hungary’s export credit agency, which are regulated by the legislative frameworks of the OECD and the EU, with the basic objective of facilitating the sale of Hungarian goods and services in foreign markets. The Bank and the Insurer, which operate within an integrated framework, carry out their duties with a shared organisation and corporate identity, under the name of EXIM.

The Foreign Economic Strategy of the Hungarian Government gives priority to supporting domestic export activity and seeking out new export markets. The aim is to enable enterprises operating in Hungary, by providing incentives for the export of Hungarian goods and services, to leverage their export opportunities as fully as possible, boosting their competitiveness in foreign markets. The means at EXIM’s disposal make it possible to widely fulfil this objective.

Project Partners - Tendering in Europe

ACCIO Catalunya - Regional Government Spain

Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency for foreign investment and business competitiveness. It promotes innovation, internationalisation, trade and funding of Catalan companies and startups. It also organises trade missions in countries chosen strategically for their business and technology cooperation opportunities. In addition, it offers specialised one-stop-shop services to international investors and corporations, attracting foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. Headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia Trade & Investment operates from 39 offices around the world, covering 110 markets.

CCI - PARIS

The Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a public institution administered by 98 business leaders elected for a five-year term. The Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of commerce and Industry represents the interests of 844,000 businesses in the Paris region, representing nearly a quarter of the entire French business community. It spans eight local Chambers : Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Versailles-Yvelines, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val-d’Oise.
Its president is Didier Kling.

Veneto Unioncamere - ITALY

The Regional Union of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto (Unioncamere Veneto) is the structure that associates all the Chambers of Commerce Industry of Crafts Agriculture in the region, carrying out functions of support and promotion of the economy, coordinating relations with the Veneto Region and representations of local authorities.
Its strategic function also emerges in the light of the transfer of political, legislative and administrative powers to the regions. Unioncamere supports the simplification of relations between businesses and public administrations, creates research and study opportunities and promotes initiatives aimed at the economic development of Veneto and the internationalization of businesses.

Bangor University - UNITED KINGDOM

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,000 students currently study at the University, with 650 teaching staff based within twenty three Academic Schools.

Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.

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