EC2i for USA & China: tailored market entry support for Styrian SME

11. Juni 2018


The European Cleantech Internationalisation Initiative (EC2i) integrates the goals and strategies of five leading European cleantech clusters: Green Tech Cluster (Austria), Tweed (Belgium), CLEAN (Denmark), Tenerrdis (France), Sustainable Business Hub (Sweden)


The main objectives of this initiative are:

  • To stimulate internationalisation of innovative European SMEs into large and dynamic cleantech markets with high growth potential (the United States and China).
  • To capitalise on strong common identity and shared vision of opportunities founded on extensive past cooperation by collaborating in the development of value chains spanning all five clusters, enabling them to take a leading global position in the cleantech space.
  • To establish and develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the target markets, identify local market opportunities, raise the profiles of European SMEs, and pursue opportunities for collaborative business development.

More information on the project can be found on the project website


The Matchmaking Missions

1. EC2i Matchmaking mission in New York City 2018

On Monday May 7th, the EC2i clusters from Austria (Green Tech Cluster), Belgium (TWEED), Denmark (CLEAN), France (Tenerrdis), and Sweden (Sustainable Business Hub) organised the first matchmaking mission in New York City. This happened in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Urban Future Lab during the Smart Cities week. During the event, more than 17 companies from the five clusters held B2B talks with legal companies, consultants, and utilities from the American cleantech sector with a clear objective of identifying business opportunities for the European SMEs. They also participated in the Smart Cities Conference New York from Tuesday May 8th to Thursday May 10th.

In preparation a US Cleantech Market Intelligence Webinar was held on March 15th 2018. You can find a videodocumentation and the slides of the event here.

Austrian participants:

Special thanks to the Internationalisierungscenter Steiermark and Advantage Austria for supporting the Matchmaking Mission! More information on the matchmaking mission can be found here.


2. EC2i Matchmaking mission in Shanghai 2018

The China Mission will take place at the CleanConnect Conference in Nanjing the 15-16 November 2018. Based on your needs and preferences, we will facilitate tailor-made meetings with relevant partners and Chinese investors.
Inform yourself with the:


Frederik Thure, Head of Secretariat ICN
T: +45 61 24 33 16


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