SME Aisle project

SME Aisle project partners at Rauma Maritime campus.

The SME Aisle Final Seminar brought together participants to discuss African exports

The SME Aisle project, funded by the Interreg Central Baltic and coordinated by the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, was launched in 2018 to support the SMEs of the Finnish, Swedish, Estonian and Latvian maritime clusters in accessing Namibia as a gateway to the Southern African region. The project has carried out a number of export promotion trips, researched the target countries’ business opportunities and sought solutions to support SME trade in the Southern African Development Community market.

Representatives of companies from the Central Baltic Region in a group photo representatives of Namport organization outdoors in Walvis Bay. Two persons holding a textile flag of the core themes of the SME Aisle project.

We research: Exports to Southern Africa

There is a growing demand for the products and services of the maritime cluster in the markets of Southern Africa. In the future, Southern Africa will be the target of increasing investments. The market consists of an area of up to 300 million consumers. Located on the southern coast of the Atlantic, Namibia is categorized as a gateway to Southern Africa by sea and road.