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  • Name: SKALE2CT (Skills and Scale to Connect for Business Acceleration Services policy transfer)

  • LCCI role: Partner

  • Total budget: 1 596 840.00 EUR

  • LCCI budget: 130 250.00 EUR

  • Project period: 1.03.2023 - 28.02.2026

  • Programme: Interreg Europe

  • Partner countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Latvia, Belgium, Hungary

  • Project website:

Scalability is the key factor to strengthen the EU region's productive fabric competitiveness both at the local and global levels. It is key as business expansion means that MSMEs will be able to work with more customers, resources and data. Supporting them effectively in this process will allow EU companies to maintain the quality of their products or services and general efficiency, and sustain their growth and impact on employment.

The overall objective of SKALE2CT is to improve the resources and capacities of public and intermediary organisations to improve Business Acceleration providers and services, in particular when it comes to the scale-up phase.
For such purpose, the partnership is composed of a group of public and private organisations with complementary experiences and competencies, namely:

  • 3 Local Authorities bringing their own local economic policies and services: San Sebastián (ES) and the metropolitan areas of Torino (IT) and Grenoble Alpes (FR)
  • The Portuguese National Agency for Innovation (ANI)
  • Pannon Business Network (HU), which will collaborate with the Hungarian Ministry of Finance
  • Latvian Chamber of Commerce, which will collaborate with the Latvian Ministry of Economy
  • the advisory partner Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN), which will support the partners its specific knowledge and networking capacity

Specifically, among the main scaling-up resources to be targeted, SKALE2CT partners will answer the following needs of MSMEs:

  • Executive Leadership (Advisory and Mentoring services)
  • Access to specific Infrastructures for companies from emerging sectors (i.e. for prototyping and testing)
  • Talent Management (i.e. co-living).

From a mid-term perspective, the objective is to contribute to the maintenance and sustainable growth of MSMEs established in EU territories. This will contribute to the territorial challenge of becoming an innovation-friendly society & economy.


Lead partner: 

San Sebastian Socio-Economic Development Agency (Spain)

Project partners:

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)

Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia (Latvia)

Metropolitan areas of Torino (Italy)

Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (France)

The Portuguese National Agency for Innovation (Portugal)

Pannon Business Network (Hungary)

Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) (Belgium)


Contact persons

Līga Sičeva
Head of EU project department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
+371 28625443
Kr.Valdemāra 35, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010


Kristīne Robežniece
Policy department expert
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
Kr.Valdemāra 35, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010