Passport to Export


Program Aim:
Rise of internationalization-level of enterprises, especially of SME of the program area


Gerneral Aim:
The project „Passport to Export“ aims to increase the number of internationally operating SME in the boarder area of Slovenia and Austria. Technological and innovative enterprises will be motivated to export into this prosperous markets. North Italy and Switzerland are identified as these target markets. The project will establish cooperative structures and exchange mechanisms. Regionally established partners will contribute their knowledge and experiences about the target markets, like Innovation-Development-Marketing Südtirol, Landesgesellschaft für Technologienetzwerke und Export, AFIL Lombardia und Technopark Zürich.


Main results of the project:
The main results are (1) min. 24 enterprises motivated and coached for internationalization to the  north Italian and Swiss market; (2) products and services by 2 SIAT partner enterprises lanced of both markets; (3) development, testing and evaluation of a cooperation matrix together with strategic partners from Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, South Tirol and Switzerland. The coaching tasks will contain tools of diagnose and trainings, which will durable integrated by the partners of education. In this sense the internationalization activities in the cooperation network will be used for sustainable success.


Key researcher of the department of economy at the University of Burgenland will join in every Workpackage. The special focus and contribution will be the development of a concept for internationalization for SME towards the target market in North Italy and Switzerland. 




Duration: 04/2017 - 03/2020

Funding agency



European Union, European Regional Development Fonds


Cooperation Programme Interreg Slovenia-Austria in the Period 2014 – 2020


Research partners

  • Lead: Evolaris next Level GmbH, Graz, Austria

  • University of Applied Science Burgenland GmbH, Eisenstadt, Austria

  • XiTrust Secure Technologies, Graz, Austria

  • Mednarodna fakulteta zy druzbene in poslovne studije, Celje, Slowenien

  • IAS – Institut za napredne tehnologije in trajnostni razvoy, Murska Sobota, Slowenien

  • Sumer podjetje za proizvodnjo, trgovino in storitve d.o.o., Ljubecna, Slowenien

Project team and project manager

Project manager

Project team

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