The Everywhere International SMEs (EIS) project has many stakeholders all over Europe. Here you can meet a selected few who are involved in the EIS project. 

Name: Giulia Basilici 

Country: Italy   

Function: Innovation for enterprises & International Technology Transfer expert   

Institution: ASTER S. cons. p. A. ,Emilia-Romagna Consortium for innovation and technology transfer 

Role in the EIS Project: "My role in the EIS project is in the Local Stakeholder Group of the Emilia-Romagna Region. For ASTER, I provide the link with the regional business innovation community (especially innovative SMEs). During local workshops I presented regional best practices for internationalization of innovative companies, managed in great cooperation with the Regional government. For example, our last experience of a Business Match for SMEs in Silicon Valley.   

We encourage and support companies in their internationalization and innovation path; by learning from and exchanging with EIS partners, we are able to help companies even more. Our engagement from the early stage of the project also allow to better shape future policies with the Regional government."

Name: Allan Kondrup Jensen

Country: Denmark 

Function: International Management Consultant & Manager of the Export and Internationalisation Programme in Central Denmark 

Institution: Business Development Centre Central Denmark 

Role in the EIS Project: “I have been involved in a couple of the EIS workshops as part of the local stakeholder group. We, in the Bussiness Development Centre, are operators of the Export and Internationalisation Programme in Central Denmark. In that way we have a lot of experience and therefore a good idea about what might work on the ground. 

The EIS project offers an opportunity to look beyond our borders, towards other regions and see how similar challenges are dealt with. Whenever you encounter a new setup, you learn – these encounters are what this project offers.” 

Picture at the top: Stakeholder by Nick Youngson licenced under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0