… DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE?
… WORKING ON INNOVATION?
CONTACT THE ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK
Launched in 2008, the Enterprise Europe Network is the European Commission’s main instrument in assisting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); their gateway to competitiveness and innovation.
Enterprise Europe Network combines and builds on the former Innovation Relay Centres and Euro Info Centres. The new integrated network offers a “one-stop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and companies in Europe and it fully exploits the synergies between all support services and helpdesks aimed at European businesses.
Even though the services provided by the network are specifically designed for SMEs, they are also available to all businesses, research centres and Universities across Europe to offer support and advice in order to make the most of the opportunities in the European Union.
The main goals of the Enterprise Europe Network are on the one hand to raise awareness, advise and mentor SMEs on EU business legislation, standards and major Commission’s initiatives that affect their business, to encourage them to interact with policy making actors at EU level and to stimulate business co-operation between SMEs in the EU.
On the other hand, the network provides comprehensive services in technology and knowledge transfer to SMEs, universities, research centres, clusters and other actors in the field of innovation.
Furthermore, the new network helps SMEs to better access EU programmes and financial funds, notably the research and development framework programme (FP7).
The Enterprise Europe Network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more than 40 countries, including the 27 EU member states, three EU candidate countries (Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey), members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and other participating third countries.
The network is unique both in terms of its wide geographic reach and of the wide range of integrated services it provides to SMEs and other business actors. This is made possible thanks to the coordinated action of nearly 600 local partner organisations, employing around 4000 experienced staff working to support the competitiveness of EU businesses.
In Cyprus, the services of the Enterprise Europe Network are delivered by a three-member partnership. The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the members that deal with the dissemination of information, feedback and business co-operation and internationalisation services.
WHERE TO FIND US
CCCI, 38, Grivas Digenis Ave.,
Ground Floor, 1066, Nicosia
P.O. Box 21455, 1509 Nicosia