• 15 January 2015
    Subscribe to the SME Instrument quarterly newsletter and keep up to date with this Horizon 2020 programme that supports highly innovative small and medium-sized enterprises with disruptive ideas and global ambitions. Get the latest news on the programme straight to your mailbox. But also statistics, stories from successful applicants and first-hand advice from the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME).
  • 13 January 2015
    The Enterprise Europe Network matches a UK developer of executive training courses with a Czech partner. "The Network helps you find the best prospective partners in new markets. They do the hunting for you," says Chater from JODA Training. Read the full story
  • 12 January 2015
    Why should SMEs expand their business beyond the EU? An estimated 90% of global growth will originate outside the EU by 2015. Developing and emerging markets are expected to account for 60% of world GDP by 2030. But: Only some 3 percent of the Enterprise Europe Network's Partnership Agreements presently involve businesses outside the EU or countries covered by the EU's Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). There is a huge potential for EU-based SMEs out there!
  • 09 January 2015
    Congratulations to over 275 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are on track to receive a total of €117 million in new grants from Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme.
  • 02 October 2014
    The European Commission has honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece during the Enterprise Europe Network Awards, held for the first time as a stand-alone event in Brussels on 23 September 2014. The awards recognise successful Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are seizing the opportunities offered by Europe's single market by using the services and support of the Enterprise Europe Network.
  • 16 September 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.
  • 16 September 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).