Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the world's largest support network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and helps Irish companies to make the most of business and technology opportunities in the EU and other major global markets. It is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together around 600 business support organisations from more than 60 countries, it helps small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market.

Member organisations include Chambers of Commerce and Industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies. Most of them have been supporting local businesses for a long time. They know their clients' strengths and needs - and they know Europe.

As members of the Enterprise Europe Network they are linked up through powerful databases, sharing their knowledge and sourcing technologies and business partners across all Network countries. But they are also closely linked with the European Commission, which enables them to keep abreast of EU policies and to feed small companies' views on them back to Brussels.

Services Tailored to Small Companies
Supporting small business is a cornerstone of the EU's drive for growth and jobs. Because 99% of all EU companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 67% of jobs, what's good for SMEs is good for Europe's economy.

EEN is co-financed under “COSME” - an EU funding programme designed to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Services are tailored to SME's but are also available to all other businesses, universities and research centres.


Some Core Services Include
•    International Business Partner Searches
•    International Enquiry Assistance
•    R&D Funding (European Grants)
•    Intellectual Property Protection Advice
•    Brokerage Events
•    Product & Service Requests
•    Product & Service Offerings
•    Technology Transfer

What are partner searches?
To view our database of partner opportunities for your business follow this link EEN Ireland

What is a brokerage event?
To watch a short video explanation of how a brokerage event works please click Here

Further Information
Contact your local Enterprise Europe Network advisor at the Local Enterprise Office Meath as a first step to gain international success.