Last month the Smart Export project was launched, the digital academy for the internationalization of Italian small and medium-sized enterprises, which offers our professionals to participate, free of charge, in advanced training courses for internationalization.

Smart Export

Born in the framework of the Pact for Export with the aim of strengthening the strategic, managerial and digital capacity of Italian companies and imparting efficiency to internationalization processes, the Smart Export initiative was created in collaboration with ICE – Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies – and the Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities (CRUI) and was presented during an online conference by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio.

smart export conf pres 2
Conference for the launch of the project “Smart Export”

Smart Export is aimed at over 20,000 companies, professionals and business consultants who work in support of the export processes of SMEs and consists of six targeted courses of advanced academic training on the issues of internationalization, with a focus on digital, fully usable online. line and produced by the ICE Agency and five prestigious Italian Universities and Business Schools: Bologna Business School, Federica Web Learning – Federico II University of Naples, Luiss Business School, MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business and SDA Bocconi School of Management.

1messa cover
Cristina Messa, Minister of University and Research

The Minister of University and Research, Cristina Messa, the President of the ICE Agency, Carlo Ferro, the President of the CRUI, Ferruccio Resta and the representatives of the aforementioned 5 Business Schools took part in the inaugural event of the project. “Smart Export represents a model of concrete synergy between universities and companies that acts as a driving force for the value of Italian knowledge and productivity abroad. With Smart Export we guarantee qualified training with the circuit of our universities tailored to the needs of companies and the market, studied by a personalized and innovative project” said the Minister Messa during the online conference.

foto ferro rid 02
Carlo Ferro, President of the ICE Agency

Catching up the delay in the digitization of export processes is of fundamental importance, as reiterated the President of the ICE Agency, Carlo Ferro, who during the conference recalled that “sustainability, digital and innovation will characterize the post-covid recovery and involve rethinking of product, promotion and distribution strategies “.

To participate in the project, just sign up for one of the proposed courses, choosing the one that best suits your needs or letting yourself be guided by the orientation test, by filling out a form on the appropriate website.