The Enterprise Europe Network 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 in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.
Member organisations include:
innovation support organisations
universities and research institutes
regional development organisations
chambers of commerce and industry
Individual businesses can’t become Network members, but they can enjoy the many services offered. See also the Enterprise Europe Network leaflet (.pdf).
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 Network can also offer a targeted approach aimed specifically at your business sector. Its expert groups cover all key economic sectors, from healthcare to agrofood, from intelligent energy to fashion and textile.
Expertise, contacts and events to connect you with the right international partners to grow your business.
Expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets.
Solution-driven services to help you turn your innovative ideas into international commercial successes.
For information and advice, find a local Network contact point in your region.
Funding of the Network
The European Commission launched the Enterprise Europe Network in 2008. It is co-financed under the European Union's programme for the competitiveness of SMEs (COSME).
Network member organisations, grouped in regional consortia, are selected through calls for proposals.
Calls for EU and neighbouring countries eligible for COSME funding are closed for the current contractual period (2015-20). See closed calls for EU and neighbouring countries.
Organisations in non-EU countries can apply on a self-financing basis. See open call for non-EU countries.