Trentino Sviluppo's Efforts to support Trentino-based SMEs and Consortia

Trentino Sviluppo is committed to helping local SMEs and consortia expand and strengthen their international contacts.

Participation in international fairs: expenses up to a maximum of 70% (in the case of joint participation), for amounts ranging from 5,000 to 150,000 Euro are eligible. The contribution varies depending on whether a company participates in a fair for the first time, or thereafter.

System marketing activities: the Province may cover 30% of expenses incurred by companies with less than 15 employees or business networks for collective missions abroad in non-EU or incoming countries, coordinated by institutional or cooperative bodies and consortia with more than 10 participating companies.

Internationalization projects: 50% of the costs for strategic (competition, product positioning, barriers, distribution channels, potential markets) and operational (marketing plans, business plans, financing, etc.) analysis related to entrepreneurial internationalization projects in non-EU countries.

Specialised consulting services: 50% of the consultancy and certification fees are eligible if the marketing activity is aimed at non-EU countries, and covered in the measure of 40% for other countries.
Training of human capital abroad: in this case, not only SMEs but also large companies operating in the Province can apply. Eligible expenses concern the permanent recruitment of new young personnel to be sent abroad (40% for non-EU countries, otherwise 30%) for a period of at least 3 months, and up to a maximum of 3 years.