Connect project

The project has started in January 2012 and finished in december 2014. The project's main objective is to support growth and speed up internationalization of Finnish renewable energy SMEs to developing countries


Project aims were:

To develop internationalization skills of Finnish SMEs

  • To improve SME’s abilities to participate in value networks and cooperation between business and research partners
  • To increase the understanding and utilization of value potential of international students and expats for SMEs
  • To open possibilities for new recruitments in renewable energy industry and new intermediating companies
  • To co-create effective modes for network creation


Actors in Finland and developing countries:


Project experiences

  • Maarit Virtanen (ed.) Identifying Possibilities and Building Networks for Renewable Energy in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa: Connect Project Experiences


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