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August 22, 2020

SMART Internationalization is an official supporter of Future Talk 2020

Future Talk is a three-day hybrid dialogue platform in cooperation with three United Nations (UN) Agencies (UNESCO-UIL, UNESCO-UNEVOC, UNIDO) and under the patronage of the Swiss Government. The conference will take place on 4-6 November 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, and broadcasted live to an international audience.

Internationalization, Sales Intelligence

SMART Internationalization and NCORE Business Management launching co-operation for the Swedish-Finnish Education and Innovation markets

August 13, 2019

Sweden represents very strong market opportunities for Finnish EdTech companies Sweden continues to represent a very strong potential for Finnish companies looking at international growth. Sweden being a strong economy has the demand for new innovative technology, products and services. For Finnish EdTech companies Sweden has what it takes to make it big; broad range...

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Internationalization, Sales, Sales Intelligence

The World of International Sales Intelligence

July 8, 2019

There is no university training for “sales” “There is no university training for “sales”, unlike marketing. The learning associated with sales, beyond learning the sales process, typically comes through experience – process is one thing; learning the nuances is another – selling is really a skill”.  (Petri Ahokangas, University of Oulu, Finland, Senior Research Fellow, Adjunct...

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Competence, Internationalization, Sales Intelligence, Strategy

Leading the International Growth and Market Expansion

April 19, 2019

Internationalization is a process and not an event  Going international is easy when one keeps only one thing in mind all the time. Internationalization is a process and not an event. Therefore it is of utmost importance that you are fully aware of how to create the strategy framework for going international. Strategy is all...

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Internationalization, News

1st Meeting of the Worlddidac Business Exchange Club

May 19, 2018

Worlddidac Business Exchange Club is a unique networking opportunity for dealers and distributors from all over the world to meet leading providers and manufacturers of educational materials in conjunction with one of the Worlddidac exhibitions. The first meeting of the club will take place at the Worlddidac Bern exhibition on November 8th in Bern, Switzerland. 

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Internationalization, News

SMART Internationalization® becomes Worlddidac Association Gold Member

December 27, 2017

SMART Internationalization® has been Worlddidac Association Company Member since March 2016 and become now Worlddidac Gold Member. At the same time the Founder and CEO of SMART Internationalization®, Mr. Juha Merinen continues as Worlddidac Council Member (equals to Board of Directors).

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Internationalization, Strategy

Lenovo and TechCode investing and accelerating the growth for better tomorrow in the Finnish Healthcare sector and MedTech start up scene

April 9, 2017

The society, its structures, the way businesses are operating, the way consumers or citizens are experiencing and engaging e.g. with services is changing fast. The change is very much empowered by technology and number of operators creating the tomorrow’s next best infrastructure.

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Internationalization, News, Sales Intelligence

SMART Internationalization and Hivemind Consulting launching co-operation for the Polish-Finnish Education and Healthcare markets

February 18, 2017

Polish market presents very good potential for Finnish companies looking at international growth. Growing economy, location with access to Western and Eastern Europe, good selection of local partners and vast amount of customers. Polish companies entering Finnish markets appreciate experienced partners and innovation-friendly environment.

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Internationalization, News

SMART Internationalization® and THE BOAT are bringing up the business opportunities in Brazil – especially for Finnish EdTech companies

December 4, 2016

Over the last few years, Brazil has been one of the emerging economies that have attracted most attention from overseas investors especially for exporting companies that considered it to be a key market for international expansion. Now it is time to promote the Finnish EdTech companies in their efforts to enter the Brazilian educational business...

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Internationalization, News

Will the new Finnish Curriculum make everyone “a straight-A student”?

September 10, 2016

The ever-changing world also challenges the school and teaching to change. Although documentarist Michael Moore praises the Finnish education system as brilliant and, in a good way, child-centered, we still have room for improvement.

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