Deadline: Friday, October 7th, 2022 until midnight.
Expected Start Date: This call is for market access consultant services to be used by end of 2022.
LAUNCH Market Access Services support Zambian and Finnish MSMEs and start-ups in selected business sectors to explore opportunities in new markets. AGS offers tailored support in exploring your product-market-fit and finding new partners. We help you succeed in a new, unknown market and navigate the regulations that come with it. AGS gives you the nudge you need to assess product viability in the market, or expand your operations to new markets.
Market Access consultants
AGS Market Access Consultant services are available for those Zambian companies wishing to expand beyond the Zambian borders or to new channels like e-business or retail chains as well as Finnish companies entering the Zambian market or regional markets with Zambian partners. We will help you navigate the regulatory and legislative environment in the new market. Your designated Consultant will guide you on specific market and regulatory issues and connect you with local stakeholders to help you succeed. In your application you should propose the expert you would hope to work with as well as the scope for the expert service. AGS covers the Consultant’s costs for up to 15000€ per successful applicant.
AGS has the following pool of market access experts (*click on the names to read their profiles):
If you feel that you cannot find the expertise needed within these experts, you can also propose to use someone else. Kindly note that although you can request support from a certain expert, AGS will allocate the experts according to resource availability, in consultation with the company. It is very important that you have a good idea of your current situation regarding the market in question and have a well justified and specific plan on how you want to utilize the market access expert support. You can contact the experts in advance to get their advice on the content already at the time of application. Kindly mention clearly that the contact is related to the AGS call for market access services.
This call is open to Zambian MSMEs or start-ups interested in entering new markets within Zambia, the SADC region or Finland and Finnish MSMEs or start-ups interested in the Zambian and Southern African markets. To be eligible, you should operate in one of the AGS focus sectors: Agribusiness, Forestry, Renewable Energy, Circular Economy, Mining Services and Cross-cutting: ICT and Education. Applications from women led or owned businesses are particularly encouraged! We appreciate business concepts that promote equality, inclusivity and job growth in the economy.
How to Apply?
Please download and fill out this form to apply. Kindly note, that you need to be already registered in the AGS database to be eligible to apply.
To apply through the AGS IMARS platform, click on Zambian Businesses if you’re a Zambian Business, and click on Finnish Businesses if you’re a Finnish Business.