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  • 20 April 2015
    Mission for Growth to Taiwan SMEs and representatives of business associations are invited to apply to participate in the mission to Taipei, 3-5 June 2015. Purpose of the mission DG GROWTH's Director-General, Daniel Calleja, will lead a Mission for Growth to Taipei, Taiwan from 3-5 June 2015. Mr Calleja will be accompanied by a delegation of representatives of business associations and entrepreneurs to discuss with Taiwanese entrepreneurs how to foster industrial cooperation and identify business opportunities.
  • 24 March 2015
      Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exposition that Milan, Italy, will host from 1 May to 31 October 2015, with the global theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". Over six months, more than 140 countries will participate and over 20 million visitors are expected to attend the exhibition. In addition to the exhibiting nations, international organizations including the European Union will be present.
  • 20 March 2015
    An on-line video competition launched by the European Commission aims at attracting young talents to a sector which generates almost 10% of EU GDP and provides 20 million direct jobs: the construction sector. Share your skills What can you bring to the construction sector? Bricks made from recycled materials? Smart devices that allow you to better control energy consumption at home? A new app to calculate the environmental impact of the buildings on your smartphone? On the spot innovative approaches? You name it! 
  • 18 March 2015
    On Wednesday 10th June 2015, EU Commissioner Elźbieta Bieńkowska will host the EU-CELAC Business Summit under the theme "Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean: Promoting inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing the role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
  • 11 March 2015
    Plants, not petroleum' is the simple way to explain what the biobased economy is all about: a green economy based on plant- and waste-derived food, feed, fuel, and materials - sourced and refined locally. A biobased economy has the potential to replace oil, strengthen security of food and energy supplies, create 'green' jobs, increase incomes and ensure green growth.
  • 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.