Application submission date

SMEs wishing to participate in the new contest and who are active in the goods or in the services sector, have to submit their application by April 15, 2018. In order to participate in the “Export award”, a company must meet the criteria for a SME as defined by the European Commission (employing less than 250 people and whose annual turnover does not exceed EUR 50 million or whose total of the annual balance sheet does not exceed EUR 43 million) and provide evidence of its success in exporting goods or services. The "success story" will refer to the past two years and may be in the form of:

  • a conquest of new markets abroad being reflected through the export of goods or services with a measurable impact on the company’s statistics;
  • an innovative marketing strategy;
  • a new cooperation with one or several companies abroad (e.g. suppliers/ subcontractors);
  • the creation of joint-ventures or other cooperation abroad

In order to participate, please download and complete the application form.