Presentation on theme: "EEN North East Geoff Archer. Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – what is it? Aim: “one-stop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and companies."— Presentation transcript:
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – what is it? Aim: “one-stop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and companies in Europe. 600 different organisations encompassing over 4,000 staff in over 40 countries Chambers of Commerce, RDAs or DAs or University technology centres Designed for SMEs but available to all businesses, research centres and universities across Europe A two-way network bringing the European Commission closer to businesses and vice versa
In Brief Information on doing business in Europe, European opportunities and the European Commission Assisting technology transfer in and out of North East England Increasing the R&D funding coming into North East England
Enterprise Europe Network (NE) 3 Partners Teesside University Centre for Process Innovation Newcastle Science City Complementary Expertise and Networks
EEN – how we help? Info on: EU Directives, Regulations and Standards Public Sector Procurement and Contract Opportunities Grant Finding Trading in Europe Feedback concerns and problems to the Commission Conduct Impact Assessment studies and consultation exercises on specific policies and legislation
EEN – how we help? Support for innovation and technology transfer: Dissemination and exploitation of research results Identifying client technology ‘needs’ and/or technology ‘offers’ Finding suitable partners for further development, commercialisation, joint ventures etc. Facilitating the technology/knowledge transfer process. Providing Brokerage services across Europe Facilitating access to collaborative R&D Funding
EEN – how we help? EU / TSB Funding: Awareness raising events Call identification Partner searching Proposal reviews
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