The initiative forms part of the Nationellt exportlyft (National Export Boost) project, where the focus has been on the cultural and creative industries. The project has been in progress since 2018. In the autumn of 2018, a collaborative project with regional benchmarking and interregional learning in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and food took place. The aim was to develop and maximise existing knowledge about companies' internationalisation and methods to support this. Three regional meetings and a final learning seminar will be conducted. Collaboration between regional export centres increases the opportunities for corporates internationalisation. Nationellt exportlyft is a collaborative project that focuses on exchange of experience, methods development and learning, with the aim of establishing better interregional collaboration between business-promoting organisations and regional development managers, as well as a national export boost and closer, long-term cooperation between regional and national levels on these issues.
The project has presented recommendations on how specific regions can take inter-regional responsibility for an industry / market by bringing together other regions and companies in each industry / market regarding export / internationalization. This is something that the responsable parts of the implementation will continue to work on within the regional export cooperation in 2020.
The basic project 2018 included three regions with a total budget of USD 136 090
In 2019, an extension project was implemented with 11-12 regions with a total budget of USD 277 212
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Region Skåne, Region Västra Götaland and Region Västerbotten (project-leading region), which are three of six initial pilot regions that in 2016 were commissioned by the government t