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    Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

    Building bridges between research and the market

    Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is a business support network, initiated by the European Commission, promoting competitiveness and innovation at local level via its 600 member organisations present in over 50 countries.

    It offers professional support services to bridge the gap between research and the market by facilitating transnational business-business and business-academia innovation partnerships across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

    EEN helps companies, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), find international business partners, source new technologies, access EU funding or find a business application for a technology. The partners running the Swiss Enterprise Europe Network are:

    • Innosuisse (lead partner)
    • Euresearch
    • Switzerland Global Enterprise

    The services offered are:

    • Provide information and practical advice on market opportunities, European legislation and policies relevant to a company or sector
    • Help SMEs to find suitable business partners
    • Support SMEs to build technology partnerships
    • Develop SMEs competitiveness by empowering their research
      and innovation capacities
    • Facilitate access to information on EU projects and funding

    Scientific Disciplines

    All disciplines (bottom-up)

    Industrial Sectors

    All sectors (bottom-up)

    Main Target Audience

    • Industry / SMEs
    • Research institutes
    • Universities / UAS
    • End-users

    Key Information

    Depending on the services requested (business, innovation or R&D), the partnering process can last from a few days to several months.

    All sectors and topics; access through the EEN online database.

    No direct financial support but the following services are offered free of charge to organisations based in Switzerland.


    R&D Support

    • Information and guidance on accessing EU research projects
    • Promotion of your partner search to find suitable partners for a research project: partner search form

    Innovation support

    • Innovation cooperation opportunities: online database of over 5000 technology offers and requests
    • Promotion of the company‚Äôs technology profile: proactive search of cooperation partners in 50 countries
    • Partnering events: pre-arranged face to face meetings with potential cooperation partners

    Business Support

    • Information on foreign markets & regulations

    Switzerland is fully eligible (Switzerland is a member of EEN).

    Your Contact for Innovation Support

    Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency
    Einsteinstrasse 2, 3003 Bern

    Gerhard Gass

    +41 31 380 60 15

    Your Contact for Business Support

    Switzerland Global Enterprise 

    Alexandra Musy
    Program Manager EEN

    +41 21 545 94 93

    Related Links

    Enterprise Europe Network - Switzerland Official Website

    EEN Factsheet

    Technology Database
    Search the database to find cooperation opportunities for your business

    Technology e-Alert
    Receive the latest technologies matching your profile.

    Technology Promotion
    Create your own profile to promote your technology across 50 countries

    Partnering Events
    Meet potential partners in pre-arranged face to face meetings

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies Registration
    22 OCT
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network
    01 DEC
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network
    10 DEC
    Organiser: Euresearch Network Office