02 Information & Services
Information & Services:
- Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). If you need assistance to innovate and grow internationally you may approach the EEN. The network is established in more than 60 countries and provides free of charge assistance in (1) International partnerships (expertise, contacts and events to connect you with the right international partners to grow your business), (2) advice for international growth (expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets) and (3) support for business innovation (solution-driven services to help you turn your innovative ideas into international commercial successes). Find your partner in (nowadays mostly online) matchmaking events. You may find more than 5000 cooperation profiles (for commercial, technological or project-based research cooperation). Get in touch with your local Network contact point by selecting the country and city closest to where your business is based.
- Access2Markets.eu. When going abroad (especially outside of the EU) it is necessary to know the conditions and regulations of your target market. In mid-October 2020, the European Commission (DG TRADE) launched the new Access2Markets portal. This portal replaces the Market Access Database (for exports from the EU) and the Trade Helpdesk (for imports into the EU). The portal comprises all information about EU trade agreements, duties, product rules, trade barriers and customs formalities for the EU and for over 120 markets around the world.
- Innovation Radar is the European Commission’s data-driven method focused on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in EU-funded Research and Innovation projects.