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Export Accelerator program helps SME’s to enter international markets

The South Australian Export Accelerator (SAEA) program has been relaunched, delivering funding support to South Australian small and medium sized businesses to grow their international footprint.

The funding streams available in the newly relaunched SAEA program include:

  • Export Accelerator Stream: Funding of up to $30,000 (minimum of $5,000) for companies to export, on a 1:1 matched funding basis
  • New Market Entry Stream: Funding of up to $15,000 (minimum of $5,000) for companies to export into an additional new market, on a 1:1 matched funding basis. Multiple applications can be submitted for different new markets
  • Consortium Stream: Funding of up to $200,000 (minimum of $50,000) for consortiums of at least three companies to undertake collaborative export activities, on a 1:1 matched funding basis. Joint activities include, but are not limited to, joint retail/distribution channel campaigns, e-commerce marketing, branding and freight optimisation and consolidation.

Applications are now open and can be submitted all year.

Applications received by Friday 1 October will be notified by Friday 12 November if they have been successful.

Companies that want to learn more about how to export can register for the upcoming Export Fundamentals Program workshops on Thursday, 2 September – How to Develop an Export Plan, and Thursday, 9 September – How to Research Markets and Develop your Market Entry Strategy.

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