EBAE Applicants Zone

International Business Cooperation Award

This Award is for an international business cooperation involving at least one private entity from the European Union, and another from the private, public, non-governmental or academic sector in a developing or emerging country.

The cooperation must be a business relationship that makes a significant contribution to sustainable development (environmental protection, economic development, and social development) by transferring or sharing an innovation (can be a product, service, process, or a management system).

The business cooperation should be part of a commercially viable business operation, be planned effectively and be adequately resourced to achieve its stated objectives.

The list of emerging and developing countries given in International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook Report 2010 can be used as a reference point for identifying eligible countries.

Award criteria for judging

  • Sustainable development: The cooperation must be guided by a business relationship and a clear statement of shared objectives demonstrating how it expects to contribute to economic, social and environmental progress in a developing or emerging country.
  • Sustainable development: The cooperation must be guided by a business relationship and a clear statement of shared objectives demonstrating how it expects to contribute to economic, social and environmental progress in a developing or emerging country.
  • Equity: The benefits must be evenly distributed among those involved, and the cooperation must be managed in a way that is fair and transparent to all partners.
  • Synergy: The business cooperation must result in efforts and costs avoidance.
  • Replication potential: There must be potential for applying the innovative cooperation to other markets and partners.

To apply for this award: download the form below, complete and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 8 February.

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