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What is Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)?

EEN or The Enterprise Europe Network is a busines support network which helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international growth.

EEN is funded by the European Union. UK businesses can become a member of this helpful network to access international opportunities from selling, buying, branching out, franchising and more.  

EEN services and offers through GC International Trade

GC International Trade, as a service delivery partner of Enterprise Europe Network, provides free advice and immediate access to live business and technology partnering opportunities in new markets for SMEs, business sectors, research institutions and other organisations locally.

This is achieved by leveraging the links within the powerful and growing Network of over 600 partners which have international trade, research, innovation and existing in-market intelligence at locations in more than 65 countries and growing.

Our services range from providing legislative information to assisting in contractual agreements for collaboration and partnerships with overseas counterparts. Some of the services that we provide are:

Building International Business Partnerships

Online business platform identifying potential international business partners (agents, distributors and joint ventures) and help sell your products across Europe and beyond and equally act as representatives of European counterparts here in the UK.

Thousands of partnership opportunities are available throughout Europe – search for opportunities via EEN website

Overseas Partnering Events & Trade Missions

A whole calendar of brokerage events promoted to companies and research organisations in the region. These events, which relate to a range of industrial sectors, provide you with a unique opportunity to meet with potential business partners from across Europe.

We provide an enquiry service to companies on various EU topics including legislation, policy and funding. We can answer questions on a wide range of subjects including: CE Marking, REACH Regulations, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations, Employment Legislation and Taxation.

There are programmes funded by EEN for SMEs that we can help you apply for. Click below to find out more about the programmes.

Innovate2Succeed Global Business Innovation Programme