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Enterprise Europe Network

The world's largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

About the Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

The Network is active worldwide. It brings together experts from member organisations that are renowned for their excellence in business support.

Member organisations include:

  • chambers of commerce and industry

  • regional development organisations

  • universities and research institutes

  • innovation agencies

Individual businesses can’t become Network members, but they can enjoy the many services offered. See also the Enterprise Europe Network infographic (.pdf).

Business services

Teams of Network experts in each member organisation offer personalised services to businesses.

They know the local business environment and have contacts for business opportunities worldwide.

The Enterprise Europe Network can also offer a targeted approach aimed specifically at your business sector. Its groups of experts cover all key economic sectors, from healthcare, agri-food and intelligent energy to fashion and textile. In addition, the Network will help companies increase their resilience and support SMEs in their transition to more sustainable and digital business models.

For information and advice, find a local Network contact point in your region.

Advice & support

The Network’s international business experts have the experience and resources to help your business grow. Whatever your business, we can advise on the best market opportunities to help you expand internationally.

Partnering opportunities

The Network manages Europe's largest online database of business opportunities.
Search for business or academic partners to manufacture, distribute, co-develop and supply your products, ideas and services.

Find your local contact points

Get in touch with your local Network contact point by selecting the country and city closest to where your business is based. They can help you with advice, support and opportunities for international partnerships.

Funding of the Network

The European Commission launched the Enterprise Europe Network in 2008. It is funded through the Single Market Programme (SMP) and implemented by the European Commission's European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).


Network member organisations grouped in regional consortia are selected through calls for proposals.

A call for expressions of interest for international partners to join the Network on a self-financed basis is open until late 2022, with cut-off dates on 31 March 2022 and on 15 December 2022.

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Success stories

Romanian medical device company goes global

Cattus has gone from a distributor in Romania to a full-service medical device provider worldwide. The Enterprise Europe Network supported the company every step of the way.

  • 28 Nov 2022

Helping a Danish VR company thrive in the international market

Virtual Reality (VR) can help multiple sectors achieve disruptive innovations thanks to its many added values. However, development and deployment often require international partners and further knowledge resources. This is why Danish VR company Khora asked the Enterprise Europe Network for support in securing relevant international partnerships.

  • 1 Sep 2022
Find a local Network contact point

Select the country and city closest to where your business is based to receive tailored advise and opportunities for international partnerships.