Make It Global – An opportunity for women-led SMEs to internationalise

The University of East London (UEL) is leading a £1.5m ERDF funded project that will support women-led SMEs in London internationalise their businesses.

The Make it Global project, will offer London’s women-led SMEs access to an enviable list of international business networks, entrepreneurship experts within the higher and further education sector, and most importantly, the chance to start trading in a diverse range of international markets.

250 women-led SMEs in London will be supported to explore new market opportunities and the benefits of taking their business global. Over the next two years, the project will offer SMEs access to inspirational workshops, country-specific events, peer learning groups, international business-to-business networking and specialist innovation support to help them to achieve their growth

Funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Make it Global is being led by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CEWE) at UEL and delivered in partnership with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), Newham College of Further Education, Kingston University and a network of strategic partners.

If you are an SME and would like to find more about the project and how you could access this support please visit our website www.uel.ac.uk/makeitglobal to register your interest.

If you are interested in supporting the project by sharing your expertise, promoting the project to your networks, or by raising the profile of the potential benefits of internationalisation please get in touch via makeitglobal@uel.ac.uk.


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