Opening indoor hygiene SME’s exports to Middle East construction markets

IHMEC project creates and exports joint indoor hygiene solution of Central Baltic area SME’s into the Saudi Arabian construction market using indoor hygiene (IH) as a competitive edge. The project brings together relevant clusters from Finland, Sweden and Estonia into a meta-cluster which aims to enter into the Middle East construction market with new and tailor-made indoor hygiene solutions.

IHMEC helps the partner companies

  • To reduce the risks of entering new markets with innovative IH products
  • To test and tailor the IH solutions to fit the market conditions
  • To know the ME (Saudi-Arabia) markets, their main players, regulations, customs, potential customers, way of doing business etc.
  • To build network needed to reach the key stakeholders and customers
  • To find a local distributor and set a foot to Saudi market

​Find more about the project activites: IHMEC – Breaking the Infection Chain

Project partners: University of Turku, Tartu Business Advisory Service, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Estonian Woodhouse Association, Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University.

Project duration: 03/2018 – 05/2021.
Project total budget: 2,18 M€
The project is co-funded by the Interreg Central Baltic programme.

IHMEC - Breaking the Infection Chain