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More Export Opportunities with Export Initiatives

Energy, health, environmental protection - you export your technologies, the state supports you. Export initiatives connect you with decision-makers, customers and multipliers at home and abroad, so that you can sell your products and services in the best way possible.

German Energy Solutions Initiative

Are you already successful with new technologies in the energy sector? Are you now hoping to export them abroad but are missing the country expertise and access to a local network?

Then the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is the right place for you. This initiative primarily supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage technologies in opening up foreign markets. The focus is also shifting to new technologies such as fuel cells or power-to-gas. The latter describes the process in which water (H2O) is split into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) using electricity.

    • Project development programs for Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Business trips by chambers of commerce abroad with business initiation and advice on export and project financing in difficult markets
    • Technology cooperation and knowledge and technology transfers
    • Lighthouse projects and exhibitions abroad
    • Support for marketing and trade fairs abroad
    • Information events and publications

The aim is to disseminate German energy technologies more widely around the globe and to brand them as Made in Germany. The multi-year funding strategy, which is being developed together with experts from the BMWi, is divided into four phases: Market Preparation, Market Development, Export Phase and Market Securing.

In each phase, entrepreneurs are provided with the appropriate support offers. These include, for example, foreign trade fairs with the BMWi's joint stand "Energy Solutions - Made in Germany", in which energy companies can participate at favourable conditions. Companies can also present their products and services free of charge on the export initiative portal.

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Export Initiative for the German Healthcare Industry

Do you want to export your healthcare products or services to new markets? Many developing and emerging countries have enormous pent-up demand and offer future markets for the German healthcare industry.

The Export Initiative for the German Healthcare Industry of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supports companies that want to take advantage of this growth opportunity. It provides information on markets, tenders and projects and enables small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to network with international partners and open up new markets in developing and emerging countries.

In close cooperation with the relevant trade associations, the export initiative promotes the pharmaceutical, medical technology, medical biotechnology and digital health industries.

    • Expert information on health care markets abroad and current market developments via the bilingual Internet portal
    • Marketing support and networking opportunities
    • Trade fairs, congresses and information events abroad
    • Political flanking with information events for decision makers in the partner countries

Export Initiative Environmental Technologies

Environmental technology and resource efficiency are becoming drivers of sustainable development worldwide. This is because they offer solutions to the key question: How can the basis for life be created for a steadily increasing world population without endangering the planet?

The Export Initiative Environmental Technologies of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) aims to disseminate environmental technologies and thus make a concrete contribution to sustainable development and better living conditions in other countries. It is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises in the fields of sustainable water management, closed-loop recycling, air pollution control, waste and raw materials management, noise abatement and sustainable mobility, as well as cross-sectional technologies. The aim of the export initiative is to export know-how from Germany, to promote the application of environmental and climate protection technologies and to create innovative green infrastructures in countries in need of support.

How successful the introduction and durable the application of environmental technologies can be, depends on the appropriate framework conditions and infrastructure. This is why the BMU's Export Initiative Environmental Technologies starts even before product exports and thus complements the export promotion tools of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The initiative is intended to help promote globally uniform environmental standards and foster the financial, administrative and structural conditions for their implementation. In this way, the basis for a lasting application of environmental technologies abroad is to be created.

    • Information events
    • Market exploration and business initiation trips abroad
    • Exhibitions abroad
    • Information trips of foreign decision makers to Germany
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