As it is becoming more and more necessary to expand globally, network initiatives like the Enterprise Europe Network are just what we need to help expand and grow our business worldwide. The Enterprise Europe Network is currently the world’s largest support network for small to medium-sized enterprises. As a European network, they can help you and your company connect and expand internationally by linking you to an industry/regional expert and by guiding you through the international process.
The Entreprise Europe Network: Business service
Enterprise Europe Network has a force of experts dedicated to certain regions and industries. By using your local contact point, you will be connected with a local expert who can assess your needs, goals, analyze your current situation and better advice you on how to prepare, find and contact the best partners for your company. They will even go as far as finding the right partners for you.
Enterprise Europe Network will provide you with the right expertise and knowledgeable advice on how to expand internationally within your chosen area. You will have access to a number of advisories, such as the following:
- How to export your products or services to new markets.
- How to get CE marking for your products.
- The best way to finance your plans for growth.
- How to protect your intellectual property assets in another country.
Overmore, by using your local contact point, you will be connected with an advisor who can help you come up with a solid growth plan!
When getting down to the nitty-gritty, Enterprise Europe Network provides expertise throughout each development phase of your business. From support to accessing funding programs, advice on property rights, advice on technology marketing, to performing an innovation management capacity and gaps assessment to develop a plan of action.
Enterprise Europe Network will provide management service for business benefitting from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The SME instrument supports top-class innovators, Entrepreneurs small companies, and Scientist with funding opportunities and expert support.
In today’s forever developing society, barriers are consistently being broken down; people are learning a second language, cities a becoming more and more accessible, travel is becoming easier, quicker, cheaper, and so on. However, there are huge barriers that remain for the deaf community. For this reason, the Enterprise Europe Network has supported SignTime on their vision to making the world an easier and more accessible place for the those that are hearing impaired. See the video below to follow this inspirational concept and how the Enterprise Europe Network has helped SignTime grow and spread their vision internationally.
As a small family business, Pramar found it hard to contact and expand internationally due to their larger European competitors. Pramar created a solution to cover the toxic material used to make kitchen ware by adding a porcelain enamel coating. By doing this, your food is not affected/modified and is safer to eat. The Enterprise Europe Network helped Pramar by supporting their vision, identifying nanotechnologies and advance materials and establishing contacts and possible funding. Take a look at the video below to find out more about how they did it!
If you have a small to medium-sized business, are a scientist or budding Entrepreneur, take a look at the Enterprise Europe Network and see how they can help you! 🙂
If you want to find out about other tools that can help you with the internationalization process of your company, don’t miss our posts on programs financing firms’ internationalization or the programs for the support and advise in the internationalization process.