On June 29th, Dominique Korporaal, Global Business Developer at Quidgest, participated in a session focused on the promotion of the European INNOHUBS project, held at AICEP´s headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The INNOHUBS project is an initiative from the Edge Cities Network and resulted in a co-operation between six Edge City partners across Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Bulgaria. Several delegates of the cities were present in this session, among them Ms. Figueiredo from Loures (Portugal) and Mrs. Bozic from Nacka (Sweden), to promote the INNOHUBS project. The main objective of this project is to identify and exchange good practices about support and promotion of local entrepreneurship and innovative SMEs among the partners, as a way to maintain their integrity as living environments and contribute through local competencies to the Lisbon objectives. In this session, Quidgest had the opportunity to share its vision, experiences and ideas in terms of innovation and internationalisation.
Kim Lembeck, Business Developer at Quidgest, attended the conference “Innovating for successful business” which was held on May 30th and 31st in Cork, Ireland. The objective of the event was the promotion of the trans-national programme ATLANT-KIS.
ATLANT-KIS is an Atlantic Area /Interregional Project aimed at profile raising and promotion of Knowledge Intensive Service (KIS) suppliers to SMEs with the objective of improving innovation levels. There are 7 partners in 5 countries involved in ATLANT-KIS. The conference, organized by the Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly, enabled trans-national suppliers of KIS and SMEs to come together, to network and create business opportunities. KIS suppliers are usually ICT companies, R&D providers and various management consultancies that provide external services to SMEs in their quest to become more innovative in all areas of business. Participating in “Innovating for Successful Business” allowed Quidgest to boost its strategy for internationalisation and to establish contacts with organisations from Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland and the UK.