The Enterprise Europe Network 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 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.
The Network helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted 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:
The Network manages Europe’s largest database of business opportunities. With 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:
Network experts recognise innovation potential and can help SMEs shape it into success. Support includes: