The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an executive-led Minority-Business Focused Trade Mission (MBTM) to Southwestern Europe: Italy, Spain, and Portugal from Sunday, May 15, 2022 to Saturday, May 21, 2022.
This mission is aligned with a key goal of the Biden-Harris Administration to build back better with equity. The purpose of the mission is to provide opportunities for U.S. companies to access the Southwestern European regional market and increase U.S. exports to the European Union (EU) region by connecting U.S. firms and trade associations to pre-screened business prospects. Trade mission activities will be designed to target the export assistance needs of minority businesses.
These three European countries represent approximately 23% of the total European GDP, totaling over $3.1 trillion reaching a population of over 117 million. In 2020 U.S. exports to these markets reached over $34.4 billion.
Targeted Sectors
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including cybersecurity, smart city infrastructure and technology solutions, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing
• Energy
• Environmental Technology
• Safety and Security Technology

As part of its SelectUSA Tech series, SelectUSA will host a CleanTech Virtual Inbound Investment Mission in February 2022. Programming will run from February 15-17, with a networking platform open to participants the entire week of February 14-18.

“CleanTech” signifies technologies that contribute to a transition to net-zero emissions, especially renewable energy production, storage, or transmission. This includes, but is not limited to, solar and wind energy, energy efficiency, and battery storage.

Programming Opportunities

The mission will include a number of unique sessions:
In-depth presentations by several economic development organizations with a focus on attracting CleanTech investment.
Panel discussions covering key investment topics, such as the fundraising landscape and establishing your company in the U.S.
Webinars with key U.S. government agencies.
A pitching session for selected companies to showcase their product in front of a panel of judges and a wider audience.
Extensive opportunities to network with other participants.
International Tech Startups in CleanTech sectors looking to expand operations to the United States market, or to learn more about CleanTech industries in key ecosystems around the United States are welcome to apply!

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