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  • 07 April 2014
    An Italian company specialised in energy-efficient buildings was keen to open a branch in London but had no idea how to go about it. The Enterprise Europe Network stepped in and made a complicated process simple. "Thanks to Enterprise Europe Network, we finally found the right contact point with the necessary information to enter a new market," says Cudia, who registered his new company, Novacase Europe ltd, in London. Read the full story
  • 10 March 2014
    A Spanish SME advised by the Enterprise Europe Network joins an EU-funded research project to develop a computer tablet for the visually impaired. "The Network is a great resource for finding new partners," notes Virtualware's R&D manager Jon Arambari Basáñez. Project coordinator Sándor Fazekas of Ateknea agrees. "Cooperating with the Network always produces winning results," he says. Read the full story    
  • 11 February 2014
    The Enterprise Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs ! In January 2014 the Commission will publish a call for proposals for a new phase of the Network under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) running from 2014 to 2020.
  • 11 February 2014
    A visit to a research lab in Germany arranged by the Enterprise Europe Network opens new doors for a Finnish health technology SME. "The Network helped us find a new partner we would never have found on our own," says Risto Koponen, a founder of LED Suutari Oy. Read the full story
  • 27 January 2014
    Electronic messaging boards can display information in increasingly sophisticated ways while saving energy. An Estonian high-tech company recently set up a research consortium to develop outdoor electronic message board applications, and thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network found a partner in Northern Ireland with hands-on experience in sports scoreboards. "Invent Baltics helped us find a new partner, but above all they helped us improve our original proposal," says Madis-Marius Vahtre, CEO of Visitret Display.
  • 14 January 2014
    A training facility for technicians in the offshore wind sector is to open in the UK thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network. For the past three years, Network members Enterprise Europe in Yorkshire and Innovation Norway have been building a platform for collaboration in the industry, and this is one exciting outcome. "The Network's proactive approach contributed greatly to what we hope is a bright future for our business," says Barry Taylor, Blackrow Engineering's Commercial Director. Read the full story
  • 13 December 2013
    Missions for Growth planned in 2014 will lead European SMEs to Turkey / 10-11 April 2014 (the exact date and the cities will be confirmed by the EACI as soon as possible). In the framework of the EUROPE 2020 Strategy for Growth: "Promoting Business Partnerships in Europe" the Vice-President plans to lead missions to:
  • 04 December 2013
    It pays to know about wine when you live in Spain's La Rioja region, where grapes have been harvested since the Phoenicians. A small biotech company from Logroño sells nano-biosensors to the food and wine industries. Thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network, they are now testing two portable analysers made by Biorealis, a high-tech company from Bratislava, Slovakia. "The Network is a very useful service," says Miroslav Streďanský of Biorealis, whowas keen to find new markets.
  • 19 November 2013
    Thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network, a Polish SME joins forces with a Belgian innovator of home-decorating products. "Thanks to the Network, I can offer a service that no one else in our region has," says Baczynski. "We are always looking for motivated partners who can organize distribution and training for our products," says Thiry, who co-founded BEAL with fellow designer Véronique Walhen. "The Network opens doors into new markets." Read the full story
  • 04 November 2013
    The Enterprise Europe Network matches a Dutch supplier to the composites industry with a German developer of a promising new technology. "It has huge potential for the composites industry and for our business," says Jaap Ruwaard from Scabro Innovations. "There is constant pressure to find new products and methods, but we know we can count on the Network to act as our radar." Dieter Lehwald, his counterpart at VeroMetal, is equally enthusiastic, saying: "The Network is an ideal platform for getting in touch with new foreign partners."