ProjectEnterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has over 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in 67 countries, within as well as outside the EU. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes.

The Network helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services:

Partnership brokerage
The Network manages Europe’s largest database of business opportunities. With the profiles in the database, Network experts can help businesses forge international partnerships with excellent growth potential.
The Network organises 70,000 international business meetings every year. Events include:

  • Matchmaking and brokerage events where SMEs can meet potential business partners
  • Company missions for targeted international meetings with strong business prospects

Advisory services
Network experts provide advice on market opportunities to help small businesses expand internationally. More than 85 % of SMEs are satisfied with its advice. Advisory services include:

  • Practical advice on doing business in another country
  • Targeted market intelligence
  • Information on EU laws and standards
  • Advice on intellectual property

Innovation support
Network experts recognise innovation potential and can help SMEs shape it into commercial success. Support includes:

  • Advice and help for innovative SMEs to access R&I funding (e.g. H2020, SME Instrument)
  • Dedicated support services for SME Instrument beneficiaries
  • Help in finding the right technology to improve your innovation
  • Help in finding the finance it needs to grow

The Network also offers specialised industry expertise across 17 sectors

The Network's service is free of charge.


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