Iceland’s landscapes have a unique beauty. But despite their appeal, they also present logistical issues for people living and working in the country, and especially for those trying to access services such as therapy. With the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, Icelandic digital platform Kara Connect is solving this problem by eliminating the need for travel, connecting therapists and professionals with their clients through virtual appointments.
The internet is everywhere, from the planes in our skies to the trains under our feet – but venture underwater and the situation is very different. Radio waves travel much slower through water and can easily be disrupted, making cableless communication incredibly difficult. However, an Italian technology firm has pioneered the underwater Internet of Things, allowing for secure communication between underwater sensors and vehicles resulting in the better monitoring of marine environments.
The European Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Interactive displays are becoming ever more present in museums, theme parks, shopping centres, sports clubs and more. However, the LED touch screens themselves are often expensive and logistically difficult to install. This problem was the inspiration behind OiOi, a Finnish company that has developed the technology to transform any surface into a touch screen, in an easy and cost-effective manner.
The Enterprise Europe Network presents the SME Growth Outlook 2019-20. Based on survey data from businesses using the Network's services, the report provides insight into how Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Europe view growth in terms of turnover, workforce, market share, prospects for international expansion, and innovation.
A Portuguese digital platform revolutionising the event ticketing process has brought their technology to new markets through support from the Enterprise Europe Network.
This year’s Web Summit takes place from 4 to 7 November in Lisbon. European entrepreneurship will be on display, including innovative companies that have expanded across borders with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network.
Business advisers, industry experts and policy makers explore how to enhance business support for Europe’s ambitious small businesses, at this year’s Enterprise Europe Network conference. Sustainability, internationalisation and access to finance for innovative companies and scale-ups, are at the top of the agenda.
Napoleon once said, "China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world." The giant is awake now and has already become one of the largest economies in the world. China is also large enough for us to have to do business on their terms. It’s probably one of the most foreign places we can talk about in terms of the society, behaviour and mindset of people and businesses. In order to do business with the Chinese, we need to forego our usual expectations and practices. Here are a few areas to consider.
This week: webinar on circular economy in Japan; apply to participate in a business mission to Korea on green energy technologies; funds available for Croatian micro-enterprises and start-ups; new EU rules for electronic payments and online banking; call for start-ups to apply for the Copernicus Accelerator programme.