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:
The services offered are:
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.
Switzerland is fully eligible (Switzerland is a member of EEN).