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1 The Enterprise Europe Network and International Trade Services at Cork Chamber Katherine Fitzpatrick Enterprise Europe Network Manager, Cork Chamber

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3 Over 600 partner organisations in over 50 countries The Network’s power lies in connecting all of these people and organisations Currently in the UK Network there are 11 consortia comprising 25 business development organisations

4 Answered over 300 enquiries this year Research on trade shows and brokerage events abroad Trade Missions Assistance to SMEs participating in B2B matching events e.g.

5 Access to Finance Series – Autumn 2013 (Presentations available at: Identification of EU funded programmes and projects Horizon 2020 – Key Account Managers

6 Business partnership database containing 26,328 company profiles Commercial, Technology, Research profiles Currently nearly 2000 UK companies looking for partners in Ireland

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8 Have your say in Europe! What do small and medium sized enterprises in Europe need from future EU policy? Objective of the consultation: gather feedback and ideas on how the Small Business Act for Europe should be revised to continue a strong European policy to support Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in The deadline for contributions is 15 December 2014

9 “Bio Scatter Technologies approached the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Cork Chamber to ask for assistance in identifying potential business partners and sources of funding for the commercialization of a new, nano-technology based solution for bio-medical diagnostics and drug discovery and development. The Cork EEN helped the company to widen the network of contacts and to identify some potential partners with invitations to attend several of their events, including a business brokerage event (CORKMEET 2013), a technology-specific conference (EURONANO Forum 2013) and a seminar on private investment, held as part of their Access to Finance series. These events have given the company extremely useful information and several crucial leads to assist with the business development.” Pierpaolo Porta, Bioscatter Technologies Testimonials

10 International Trade Services at Cork Chamber  Organisation of trade missions and itineraries for Chamber delegations abroad  Liaison and operational work on maintaining relationships with key business organisations and stakeholders in Cork’s key twinned cities (Shanghai and San Francisco)  Working with local stakeholders to market Cork to incoming and outgoing trade delegations  Meeting Embassies and other bi-lateral trade organisations to expand networks for Cork

11 Other projects  Mentoring for Female Entrepreneurs  Network of Ambassadors for Female Entrepreneurship  Info2Innovate Project

12 EEN Network – een.ec.europa.eu EEN Ireland – een-ireland.ie


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