The aim of the Academy is to support UK based SMEs to grow their export markets through a structured programme of support. This application page is for the first cohorts focusing on Smart Cities sub-sectors:
- Smart Infrastructure
- Smart Transport and Mobility
- Security (Including Cyber Security)
- Smart Buildings
- Data Analytics
- Urban Planning and Project Delivery
The programme will include sessions with leading professional services firms (see logos at the bottom of the page for all partners) who will deliver the Academy in partnership with DIT. In order to support companies to access opportunites in market, the programme will cover topics including legal, tax, intellectual property, regulatory issues and compliance. There will be additional sessions on pitch training and opportunities to meet investors.
The programme will culminate in a trade mission to one or more markets in the Asia Pacific region. The market will be decided upon by expressions of interest from particpating cohort companies and opportunities which DIT have identified.
The application deadline is 14th August 2020 and successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of September.
There will be no fee to take part in the Export Academy but we ask that all participating companies fully commit to the programme.
Companies wishing to take part in the Export Academy must fulfil the below criteria. They must:
- Be based in the UK
- Have an established product or service
- Be new or in early stages of exporting to the Asia Pacific region.
If you would like to be considered for a place on the Export Academy please register your interest by clicking on the button below.