AWEX and ERAI have decided to come together in order to offer a better support for their respective regions and meet their common goals: support for exporting companies and welcoming foreign investors.
Wallonia Export and Investment Agency and ERAI, the armed wing of their region for economic development and strengthening the international attractiveness, maintain a long-term collaboration. In particular we must mention the ERAI incubator in India between 2008-2009.
The Incubators (Implantis for ERAI or Welcome Office for AWEX) are well-equipped offices available for Wallonia companies to start their efforts towards settling or penetrating the market. The two Organisations for Promotion and Investment began negotiations last year to formalize this cooperation with an agreement. This will include sharing network of incubators, which offers companies from both regions export opportunities than can be extended further to new destinations.
Implantis-ERAI provides AWEX with access to its incubators in Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo and Curitiba. In return, AWEX shares access to its ERAI Welcome Offices of Aix-la-Chapelle, Kuala Lumpur, Almaty, Prague and Manila.