Enterprise Europe Network

About Enterprise Europe Network

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

Member organisations include:

  • technology poles
  • 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 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 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. In addition, the Network will help companies increase their resilience and support SMEs in their transition to more sustainable and digital business models.

International partnerships

Expertise, contacts and events to connect you with the right international partners to grow your business.

Advice for international growth

Expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets.

Support for business innovation

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. The Network is funded through the Single Market Programme (SMP)

Membership

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

A call for proposals to join Enterprise Europe Network is currently open to organisations in countries/regions not yet covered by the Network in EU and neighbouring countries (cut-off dates: 15 December 2021 and 27 April 2022). For more information, visit the Funding & Tenders portal.  

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.