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  • 22 July 2014
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 billion of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). 
  • 03 July 2014
    The new Green Action Plan adopted by the European Commission sets out a series of objectives and actions that will be implemented at European level within the framework of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. The plan proposes to exploit green opportunities by improving productivity and reducing costs in SMEs through resource efficiency, supporting green entrepreneurship, and developing Europe's leadership in green processes and technologies.
  • 25 June 2014
    In the central Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár, István Nagy runs Nagy és Társa, an SME that makes computer parts and accessories, measuring devices and communications equipment. When the SME set out to develop a computer-controlled automatic timer, it contacted the Enterprise Europe Network in order to find a software developer in neighbouring Romania.
  • 17 June 2014
    The first issue of NetWorth, the Enterprise Europe Network electronic newsletter showcasing activities of the Enterprise Europe Network. This newsletter will bring you news, success stories and information for SMEs and those who support them. To receive it, please subscribe from the home page, on the left side menu “Newsletter”.
  • 17 June 2014
    It looks like a weighing machine and measures the distribution of foot pressure. Thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network, the Plantograf developed by a Czech University has found a Spanish partner to fine-tune its invention. Conductive ink would provide more accurate measurements than the conductive elastomer currently used. "We are continually improving our device," says Prof. Volf from the Faculty of Engineering of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, "but we don't know where or how to find suppliers. We couldn't have done it without the Network."
  • 12 May 2014
    You are cordially invited to the KETs Summit organized on the 19 of May 2014, at MINATEC Campus (Grenoble-France). This event will gather European stakeholders (industry, SMEs, Research centers...) will be an opportunity to exchange information, present successful achievements, discuss future development and business opportunities related to Key Enabling Technologies, through:
  • 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