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International business development for corporate and institutional clients

What We Do

International Consulting

This isn’t just about exports. We help companies become international.

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Market Validation and Strategy Formulation

Market research is good; determining your options is better.

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Search for Commercial Partners

Look before you leap… and choose your partners wisely.

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International Presence

Whatever you’re doing now, you will do it better (and learn more) by being international.

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Multi-Client Programs

SAI’s trademark Multi-Client programs are ideally suited for SMEs interested in similar market areas.

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Foreign Direct Investment & Trade Promotion

We work with non-competing agencies in a transparent and open manner.

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SAI – 30 years of internationalization experience

International business development for corporate and institutional clients. Wherever you are. Wherever you want to go.

SAI (Strategy Analysis International) offers practical, results‐oriented advice and hands-­on implementation in international business development. Our mission is to help companies grow by becoming international and we have helped more than 500 companies, SMEs and others, in doing so. SAI is located in seven countries on three continents and we have been working with companies and institutions in Europe, North America and Asia since 1982.

Are you looking for a commercial partner? Would you like to set-up a subsidiary? Or just want to read our book on how to do it yourself? (Available also in Finnish)

Contact us to discuss your needs.

Latest company insights

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Here is a condensed version of an article from the Economist:  “As island dwellers, it is hard for the British not to think in an insular way. Brexit (the prospect of Britain departing from the European Union) is a major talking point around dinner tables in Britain, but this is not true on the continent. […]

Europe and the Internet of Things

Unless you are stationed on the Ross ice shelf, then it hasn’t escaped your notice that after the recent Viva Technology show in Paris, there will be yet another show for start-ups coming to your part of the world. Viva Technology is big, but the CES in Las Vegas is THE event for high-tech companies […]

The Water Business

You can do without most things for weeks (electricity, mobile phones, lunch, taxes, your ex-spouse…), but water is a must-have.  Most people in the developed world need about two litres of water daily for drinking. Do you know how many litres we each need daily for eating? About two thousand. Water, its production, use and […]

Innovations in Wave Energy

Ocean waves can provide 10% of the world’s energy needs. In theory. Always available, more reliable than wind & solar + no carbon footprint. Why hasn’t it taken off? One good reason is that where you find waves is not where you find energy users. Another is that nothing really works. Oceans are tough places […]

Death and taxes: the case for Madeira

There is much talk about the harmonization of taxes in the EU. There are 28 (soon minus one) countries in the EU and a total of 45 in Europe. Each has its own fiscal regime. As people and investments move more quickly than the law, by the time the EU has shifted the goal posts, […]

What Is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 started as a collective German effort to make a transition to a digital, internet-connected future. This came about because Germany is very good at making things. It manufactures as much as the UK, France and Italy combined. Manufacturing makes up a quarter of Germany’s GDP, and it exports lots of it — all […]

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