The Enterprise Europe Network was launched in February 2008 by the European Commission. It is co-financed under COSME (Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) — an EU funding programme designed to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. The programme runs from 2014-2020 with a planned budget of EUR 2.3 bn.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is is the world’s largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. 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
  • Advisory
  • Innovation support

Innovation support services

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

More information: Enterprise Europe Network, EEN

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