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Are you hoping to invest in emerging markets? We would be happy to advise you!

Are you an entrepreneur planning projects in developing and emerging countries? The international team of the Agency for Business and Economic Development will advise you on funding, investments and local partners, competetently and free-of-charge.

Does your company not want to miss out on economic opportunities in future markets? Are you based in Germany or in another country within or even outside the European Union (EU)?

Then the Agency for Business and Economic Development is the right place for you. As the central point of contact for development cooperation for investments and sustainable projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, we provide you with information on funding and financing opportunities and on markets with potential.

Where possible, we integrate you into suitable existing projects, promote the exchange of knowledge and establish contact with strategically important partners, both in Germany and at your planned location abroad.

First Point-of-Contact for SMEs

Our advisors have professional experience as experts and managers in various sectors and industries as well as in international development cooperation. They advise entrepreneurs from Germany and the EU individually and confidentially in four business languages.

Our advisory service is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as institutions, associations and chambers. As a client, you benefit from people with a wide range of professional and national backgrounds who bring their know-how to your project as a team.

AWE: Your Advisor for Projects Abroad

Our Advice: competent, free of charge, confidential. Here's how it works!

As a first step, your AWE expert will examine your individual project and possible subsidies, financing and cooperation partners. Of course, we will make our network in Germany and our international partners available to you at your planned location. If you wish, we can also support you in adapting your concept to increase your chances of receiving funding. Once your individual funding and investment strategy has been perfected with the help of AWE, we will put you in touch with the relevant network partners who can award the funding.

If you wish, we can also further develop your planned foreign project with you and provide professional support for your project. To this end, AWE staff bring a wide range of in-depth experiences in different countries, sectors and industries as well as in international development cooperation.

The AWE team is international and will be happy to advise you in German, English, Spanish and French. Simply contact us by phone or email: we will be happy to provide you with initial information in this way. For in-depth advice, we recommend a personal appointment at our head office in Berlin or on site at your German company location. Of course, we can also be reached via Skype.

"Made in Germany" Commitment

The German economy enjoys a strong reputation in developing and emerging countries. "Made in Germany" is a valuable seal of quality and sales argument. Those who invest and get involved now have the best chances for growth and competitive advantages over other foreign investors in the new markets.

Whether it's Brazil, Botswana or Bangladesh - attractive markets with development potential are arising in many emerging countries. The population is mostly young and new middle classes are growing up. The demand for products and services is rising. In Africa alone, economic output has tripled since the turn of the millennium.

You as a German or European company are very welcome in these countries with your innovative strength and technological knowledge. Your commitment to decent work, to the careful use of resources and to compliance with environmental and social standards makes your business models even stronger and your reputation even better.

Sustainability as a Guiding Principle

Our aim is to achieve benefits for all parties involved through sustainable entrepreneurial engagement: we focus on partnerships at eye level that create prospects for the population in the investment countries. For German and European project partners, there is an opportunity to open up new markets with potential and to be supported by attractive programmes from the German federal government. In addition, you gain valuable intercultural experience that facilitates global competition.

In the medium and long term, companies with fair investments not only create project-related jobs and training places, but they are also committed to the quality of education and training in developing and emerging countries and promote the transfer of technology and know-how. At the same time, they contribute to improving the national budget through tax payments, export earnings and foreign exchange - and enable the countries to make their own investments in infrastructure, education and health.

Entrepreneurs thus contribute to the 2030 Agenda, i.e. to Germany's ability to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proclaimed by the United Nations in 2015 by 2030. These include "decent work and economic growth", "industry, innovation and infrastructure" and "sustainable consumption and production".

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