Enterprise Europe Network

Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 11/06/2018

Events to look out for

Workshop: ENRICH your innovation and business potential in China – 25 June, Porto (PT). This one-day workshop will provide a zoom into the Chinese innovation landscape, highlighting specificities on how the topic is addressed in the country as well as the results of extensive research conducted by the ENRICH in China project.

Creating value together: Towards business partnerships between social economy and traditional enterprises – 3-4 July, Brussels (BE). This conference on business partnerships between social economy and traditional enterprises will feature a high-level panel discussion, 15 interactive workshops and matchmaking opportunities.

Funds available

SINTEF launches NOK 500 million seed investment fund for start-ups. With support from the European Investment Fund, SINTEF has successfully established a new NOK 500 million (c. EUR 50 million) early stage investment fund to develop new technology companies. The new seed investment fund will invest in – and develop – new micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) whose activities are based on technology originating from research at SINTEF and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

EU policies for better business

EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans. For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers, promote human, animal and plant health, support Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and establish a framework for financing European statistics.

Get involved

10 year of the Enterprise Europe Network: awarding the most successful story of business support. The 2018 Enterprise Europe Network Award is open for voting! 10 years, 10 countries and 10 SMEs: it is now up to you to help us select the best five that will compete for the official jury's final vote. Vote until 17 June at 23:59 CET.

Updated on 13 June 2018