The NSW Government has initiated an industry export program designed to support the growth of NSW businesses through expansion to new export markets. The program will focus on the defence and aerospace industry, and provide export coaching, tailored workshops and business-matching with potential customers in the UK.

NSW defence and aerospace businesses can participate in the program, running from March to September 2023 by submitting an application by March 12 2023.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

• Have headquarters in NSW
• Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) registered for NSW
• Be export-capable and export-ready
• Have an employee number between 3 and 199 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
• The product or service must be produced primarily in NSW
• The product or service is achieving sales already
• Have a website featuring the product or service
• Be prepared to adapt the product or service for the new market
• Be flexible regarding market-entry method
• Have resources to support marketing and development for a new market
• Be able to travel to the selected market (where and when travel is permitted) and/or to Sydney for events, and must cover own travel expenses

Additional eligibility requirements for this stream

• Commitment to attend DSEI UK 2023 (12 through 15 September, 2023)

The ideal participant:

• Has a unique value proposition for the UK market
• Has undertaken some level of market analysis to determine product-market fit in the UK
• May already have some enquiries/leads in the UK market
• May have an employee or local representative in the UK
• May already be exporting to other international markets