Small markets in the NSR and SME access barriers to European supply markets are key problems addressed by the project. They cause competitive disadvantages for Northern SMEs and their regions compared to suppliers and regions involved in large regions. If SMEs stick to prosperity of traditional regional markets, mayor markets are at risk. This risk is further aggravated by the ongoing global economic crisis which challenges regional economies to join forces with partners at an interregional level in order to regain competitiveness and to master structural change. NorthseaSupply adresses them with a Company Register and Training Measures with a SME-orientated partnership.