INTonomous: a new project for the internationalization of SMEs in the autonomous and connected vehicle sector!

January 1, 2022

A new European project for Mov'eo and its SMEs!
Ready for the USA, Canada and the United Arab Emirates The European INTonomous project (COSME, Clusters Go International), for which Mov'eo is coordinator, has just been selected for funding by the European Commission, and will start next September. The aim of INTonomous is to create strategic European value chains bringing together innovative SMEs in the field of autonomous and connected vehicles, and to promote them outside Europe. Intonomous is particularly targeting the markets of the USA, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, and will be offering SMEs a tailor-made mission. Objective: International! Focusing on the theme of autonomous and connected vehicles, the INTonomous project is inspired by the internationalization strategies developed as part of the MobiGoIn and Impact Connected Car projects, which were highly successful and strengthened the internationalization experience of our clusters. Four other INTonomous partner clusters were also involved in MobiGoIn: Baden-Württemberg Connected (Germany), Fondazione Torino Wireless (Italy), Media Evolution Southern Sweden AB (Sweden), Mov'eo (France). Two new partners, Autoklastr (Czech Republic) and Zone Cluster (Hungary), strengthen the partnership of this new project. The INTonomous internationalization strategy is based on three successive phases:

The first aim is to generate European value chains for autonomous and connected vehicles, drawing on a network of innovative, diverse and complementary European SMEs. These will be brought together according to their skills and solutions, and the needs of the target markets (USA, Canada and United Arab Emirates). For each of these countries, a specific value chain will be developed, along with a joint marketing and communications strategy, to foster potential technological and commercial partnerships during missions to the three target countries. In addition, the INTonomous project will offer acceleration services to selected SMEs to prepare them for the target markets. A series of webinars will address internationalization and foreign market entry strategies, the specific features of the three target countries, and trends in autonomous and connected vehicles. Subsequently, European matchmaking events will be organized to kick-start collaboration between SMEs and benefit from expert advice for each target country. Finally, a tailor-made mission will be organized to the USA, Canada and the United Arab Emirates to promote the solutions, expertise and skills of the European value chains that have been formed.

INTonomous' partner clusters will leverage their extensive international network and numerous local trade shows and networking events to foster the development of technological and commercial partnerships.

Contact Vincent Le Meau for further information