About the Network

Enterprise Europe Network is a key tool in the EU strategy to boost economic growth and creating jobs. With its 600 member organizations from 50 countries, we help SMEs to take advantage of business opportunities in the EU single market.

Our member organizations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centers, research institutes, development agencies and NGOs. Most of them are in contact with local businesses for a long time. They know the strengths and needs of their customers and know the European Union.

As members of the Enterprise Europe Network, these organizations are linked to powerful databases for new technologies and business contacts through which different partners in all countries of the network can be found.

Enterprise Europe Network is co-financed by the Europe’s programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME), 2014-2020 of the EU, designed to make European companies more competitive. Our services are tailored to SMEs, but also are available to all other companies, universities and research centers as well as individual inventors.

Enterprise Europe Network was launched in February 2008 as an initiative of the Directorate General “Enterprise” the European Commission. The network is the successor of the former Euro Info Centres (EIC) and Innovation Relay Centres (IRC), established in 1987 and 1995 respectively.

Offering combined “one-stop shop” services of these two highly successful predecessors makes Enterprise Europe Network the largest information and consulting network in the world, providing practical answers to the language of business.

Learn more about the wide range of services we offer

Visit the Information Portal of Enterprise Europe Network, to see the international coverage of the network’s activities.