Enterprise Europe Network

European Enterprise Network Ireland (EEN)

Enterprise Europe Network Ireland http://www.een-ireland.ie/  helps Irish businesses innovate and grow internationally. 

With over 600 member organisations, throughout the world, we are the largest support network for SMEs and combine international business expertise with local knowledge to help you take your innovation into new markets

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Who we are?

The world’s largest support network for SMEs with international ambitions.

How can we help?

We combine international business expertise with local knowledge to help you take your innovation into new markets.

What the Network can do for you:

The Enterprise Europe Network can help you:

Who can use EEN services?

  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Business Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Research Centres
  • Universities & Institutes of Technology
  • Business Support Organisations
  • Industry Clusters

Our Services                   


Make International Connections

  • Find a Partner - Search Europe's largest database of business, technology and research opportunities www.een-ireland.ie
  • Access Market Research - 4,000 local experts in 60 countries to offer valuable market insights such as country profiles and local trade information.
  • Attend Networking Events & Trade Fairs - Awareness events on EU topics, EU funding and IPR. Brokerage/Matchmaking events and Company missions

Bring Your Ideas to Market  

  • Identify partners for your R&D projects - help you find a partner to join a consortium for a research project under a specific call to be funded by the EU
  • Develop your innovative ideas from concept to market - Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
  • Learn how to protect and exploit your IP - offer advice and access to the European IPR Helpdesk


EEN Partnering Opportunities Database

Search our database

  • To find commercial partners
  • To find technology partners
  • To find R&D partners for EU funding proposals

 Access to Funding

  • Identify EU Funding – information on access to finance resources
  • Give feedback on new legislation -
  • SME Feedback is a spontaneous reporting of difficulties resulting from existing EU legislation or policies, experienced by SMEs
  • Participate in EU Projects – we can assist you in participating in EU funded research projects through Horizon 2020


The Enterprise Europe Network Ireland services are delivered by a partnership between Enterprise IrelandCork Chamber of Commerce, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Local Enterprise Office. 

Please contact your local advisor Olive Guerin at olive_guerin@leo.corkcity.ie or sign up for Newsletter for further information.

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