Title Internationalisation Assistance Programme for Innovative SMEs - INCONEXT
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2010-LT-0074
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Most of SMEs lack the knowledge how to develop foreign market entrance strategy and how to endure competitive. Managers have to possess specific knowledge and skills how to act in the internationalisation context and how to deal with intercultural peculiarities in a case of companies’ involvement in international activities. The e-learning material on SMEs‘internationalisation, adapted to the current needs on regional level is decisively useful to the managers, employees and equally to their enterprises. It will positively impact the SMEs by supporting strategic development processes related to business internationalisation improvement.
The main aim of INCONEXT project is to adapt an e-learning package in order to develop individual and organisational competencies, to raise the qualification on strategic business management of innovative and technology oriented SMEs in the internationalisation context and test as well as disseminate it Lithuania. The objectives of the project are focused on current e-learning material analysis, its adaptation to the needs of the target group as well as its transfer by developing new modules and enabling the use of the adapted material through innovative e-learning platform.
The project will be implemented by 5 partners from 3 EU countries. FH Joanneum a university of applied sciences in Austria will provide the training material in internationalisation consulting and together with partners from Lithuania - Kaunas Regional Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, KTU Regional Science Park and International School of Law and Business - will collectively adapt it to the needs of target group. Project partners have experience in EU projects management, the consortium is based on a high level of mutual trust and it is expected that flawless cooperation and high quality results will be achieved in this project.
Through the e-learning material use and acquirement the innovative SME’s accelerate external activities, create networks of European companies or join the existing ones leading to intensification of international trade.
The e-learning material is designed to raise knowledge and skills of managers and employees of innovative and technology-oriented SMEs in specific competencies needed for international activities: entrepreneurship, creativity, intercultural dimensions, foreign language (especially business terminology), self learning capability, digital know-how. It improves the working life‘s quality and supports employees connection to specific knowledge, helps them achieve a higher level in regard with the competitiveness and effectiveness. The SME‘s managers and employees have an opportunity to combine the present competencies and experience with the skills acquired by studying the e-learning material. It permits the employees accomplish their ICT use competencies as it is set in the Lisbon strategy.
Description Le matériel d'apprentissage électronique est conçu pour augmenter les connaissances et les compétences des gestionnaires et des employés de PME innovantes et axées sur la technologie dans les compétences spécifiques nécessaires pour les activités internationales: l'esprit d'entreprise, la créativité, les dimensions interculturelles, langue étrangère (en particulier la terminologie des affaires), capacité d'apprentissage autonome, savoir-faire numérique. Il améliore la qualité de la vie de travail et supporte la connexion aux employés de connaissances spécifiques, l'aide à atteindre un niveau supérieur en ce qui concerne la compétitivité et l'efficacité.
Open and distance learning
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
Other Service Activities
material for open learning
open and distance learning
program or curricula
Product information website, leaflet, USB stick