International Trade Management Research Centre Faculty of International Business and Communication, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences The International Trade Management (ITM) Research Centre is a multidisciplinary applied research centre at the Faculty of International Business and Communication, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. ITM was established in 2015 in response to the growing importance of emerging markets in the global economy and opportunities these markets may offer for growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). ITM develops knowledge, expertise, innovative strategies and mechanisms for successful international expansion of technology-based SMEs with focus on emerging markets. ITM’s research activities cover the cross-functional areas of innovative financial mechanisms, supply chain management, international marketing, and international business laws and regulations. Next to developing innovative international entry modes and analysing business models for their adaptation, ITM also works on developing methodologies and practical tools for assessing and improving readiness of regional SMEs to expand beyond borders. ITM's current application projects and case studies are in the fields of smart medical devices, medicinal and aromatic plants, and 3D printing for healthcare and maintenance repair and overhaul applications. Developed knowledge and expertise will be used for the update and /or renewal of the curriculum and as input into regional policies for enhancing international competitiveness of regional SMEs. As strategic partner of MAP Expo team of NBI International, ITM would cooperate in the long run to support, through research, the expansion of SMEs to international markets. ITM will support the organisation of the seminar “Bio-based pain treatment” during MAP Expo 2017.
FCE Connect is the businessclub from FC Eindhoven. One of their activities is the seminar “Increasing Export through new Markets”.
SILC Global is a global consultancy firm with a non-traditional approach to consultancy. We emphasize innovation in our products and services. SILC Global combines cross-border consultancy with leading innovation in software solutions. SILC Global consists of a team of seasoned business professionals with global experience in a diversity of competencies and skills. Our drive is to be a value-adding partner in the market of trade, internationalization strategy, location and corporate real estate solutions, as well as in the implementation of these solutions.
FROM FARM TO FORK...FROM SCIENCE TO SPOON... The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas.