Overseas market support


Your company can receive tailored support that will help you identify export opportunities, carry out market research and establish business relationships overseas.

Our tailored overseas market support can help you:

  • Identify export opportunities
  • Carry out market research
  • Enter new markets
  • Establish business relationships overseas including joint ventures, technology transfer, licensing agreements, strategic alliances and collaborative/contract research

We deliver comprehensive overseas market support to Scottish-based companies on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). This includes UKTI’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) and their Export Market Research Scheme (EMRS).

Are you eligible?

Scottish-based companies with fewer than 250 employees may be eligible for a grant of up to 50% of agreed research costs.

What's involved?

We work in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Enterprise Europe Scotland (EES) to provide you all the overseas market support you'll need to research international markets including:

  • Funding support
  • Research support worldwide via our 27 international field offices
  • In-country visit support from our commercial experts
  • Extensive market research support in European markets from EES
  • An overseas market report giving you a snapshot of local market and sector opportunities from in-country experts, also referred to as UKTI’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)
  • A customised report detailing export and international trade opportunities, also referred to as UKTI’s Export Market Research Scheme (EMRS)
  • Recommendations on how best to tailor your messages to an international audience through UKTI’s Export Communications Review
  • Specific market development support in the USA to help you get a foothold in North American markets – Scotland’s top export destination

Specialist market research support

  • Advice on marketing strategies
  • Market research reports including information on market size, market structure, trade tariffs, market regulations and business culture
  • An international matchmaking service offering your company connections and introductions to potential business contacts and partners
  • Help to develop a programme of meetings or market visits that will help assess export potential
  • Help to design and develop promotional material to support your company’s entry to an overseas market

The support offered is designed to ensure that your company can develop the strategy, research and contacts needed to export successfully to new markets.

Want to find out more?

Please complete Scottish Enterprise's enquiry form.

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