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Entreprise Europe Network – EEN

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Entreprise Europe Network in few numbers :

Comprising of six hundred representatives and points of contact helping entrepreneurs in thirty five European countries and more than twenty other countries worldwide, EEN is a genuine gateway for a close and efficient connection. The network informs and assists companies relying on local organizations (development and innovation agencies, hothouse for business, incubators, local chambers of commerce and industry and technology transfer centers) mostly at regional level to remain focused on specific issues.

The network offers free guidance and assistance services meeting companies’ expectations to facilitate access to European markets. This includes :

  • Searching for trade and technology partnership in fifty five countries
  • assisting European projects funding ( for instance : H2020 and SME toolkit)
  • funding counseling to business growth, innovation diagnosis
  • products and services regulation and compliance

France Mediterranée EEN package

France Méditerranée EEN is the regional version and the representative of Entreprise Europe Network. Managed by ARII PACA, France Méditerranée EEN is  embodied in three regions (PACA, Languedoc-Roussillon and Corsica) by a fifteen-member team of experts devised and gathered in consortium within the following organizations :

ARII PACA (Coordinator) : www.arii-paca.fr

Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry PACA : www.paca.cci.fr

Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry Languedoc-Roussillon : www.languedoc-roussillon.cci.fr

Transferts LR   : www.transferts-lr.org

INIZIA –Innovative business incubator of Corsica: www.innovation.corse.fr

2015 Assessment

International  relation (within the scope of EEN)

  • Setting up in April 2015 a trade mission on energy efficiency buildings in our Region. 37 attendees
  • Partnership with Shanghai (mission to welcome the business delegation in May 2015) and Quingdao (mission to welcome the business delegation in September 2015) with Pole Mer Méditerranée
  • ARII Involvement with European sector groups to represent the region, stakeholders and our projects :
  • Intelligent Energy ( hosting 50 group members attending the meeting in Marseille on March 21st)
  • Aeronautics and space (attending Rome meeting in late October)
  • Maritime Industry & Services (attending the convention in Aalborg early October)

 

European funding ( Horizon 2020)

  • Assisting regional SMEs applicants in using SME toolkit
  • Setting up six information sessions about 2016/2017 H2020 calls in connection with regional competitiveness clusters

 

Supporting business

  • Providing assistance to innovative SMEs looking for business/technology partners within EEN
  • New assistance service dedicated to SMEs innovation capacity analysis (assessment and action plan)
  • Providing assistance to “SME toolkit” award winning regional companies

 

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