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  • EEB is the local branch (in Brussels) of EEN, the world's largest network helping European companies to improve & innovate through partnership, information and expert advice.
    Enterprise Europe Network is an international network of close to 600 partners committed to providing excellent customer service to clients across 53 countries. Recruited for their professionalism and knowledge, our 3 000 local experts are ready to do their utmost to help you succeed.
    Our free-of-charge services in a nutshell:
    expand your business to another country with competent and trustworthy partners and this through EEN business database which contains thousands of company profiles or by meeting potential business partners in person at our matchmaking events. Matchmaking events often take place at international fairs, which helps keep travel and accommodation costs down.
    EU law & standards; public procurement; intellectual property rights; local business culture and legislation; information about how EU laws and regulations affect your business
    Partner search (trade, technology and R&D); business reviews; market analysis. If you need a certain technology or innovation to complete your business or a business application for your technology, the Network can help. Using Europe’s largest database of cutting-edge technologies, containing more than 23,000 profiles, the Network brings together research and commercial applications. The database is updated with new profiles on a weekly basis.
    FP7/R&D funding; ERDF; EU funding programmes; advice on finance
    Intellectual property rights; funding; technology/business check, par
    SME Feedback; business panels; public consultations
  • EEB is the local branch (in Brussels) of EEN, the world's largest network helping European companies to improve & innovate through partnership, information and expert advice.
    Enterprise Europe Network is an international network of close to 600 partners committed to providing excellent customer service to clients across 53 countries. Recruited for their professionalism and knowledge, our 3 000 local experts are ready to do their utmost to help you succeed.
    Our free-of-charge services in a nutshell:
    expand your business to another country with competent and trustworthy partners and this through EEN business database which contains thousands of company profiles or by meeting potential business partners in person at our matchmaking events. Matchmaking events often take place at international fairs, which helps keep travel and accommodation costs down.
    EU law & standards; public procurement; intellectual property rights; local business culture and legislation; information about how EU laws and regulations affect your business
    Partner search (trade, technology and R&D); business reviews; market analysis. If you need a certain technology or innovation to complete your business or a business application for your technology, the Network can help. Using Europe’s largest database of cutting-edge technologies, containing more than 23,000 profiles, the Network brings together research and commercial applications. The database is updated with new profiles on a weekly basis.
    FP7/R&D funding; ERDF; EU funding programmes; advice on finance
    Intellectual property rights; funding; technology/business check, par
    SME Feedback; business panels; public consultations

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  • 1. Enterprise Europe Brussels’ Role & Services for SMEs’ internationalisation 13.11.2013
  • 2. Bruno M.WATTENBERGH • • • • • • • • • • MD of the Brussels Enterprise Agency Chairman of the Brussels Guarantee Fund Independent Board member Daily Chronicle on the radio & Founder of TV Show Starter! Professor & lecturer in strategy & entrepreneurship Master in Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ TiasNimbas (The Netherland) Certificate Strategy & Innovation & MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Development Program @ MIT Sloan Advanced Degree in Management @ Ichec Master in Labor Science @ ULB
  • 3. Brussels Enterprise Agency The BEA’s purpose is to provide information and support to entrepreneurs in Brussels. It specialises in corporate financing, strategy and innovation.  Customer Centric …
  • 4. Enterprise Europe Brussels has a role to play : why? SMEs have great ability to quickly transform new ideas in successful business BUT …….. ……SMEs have size-related problems to become more innovative & more competitive alone : •Time, human & financial resources •Difficulties in getting access to finance •Effective exploitation of/full advantage of internationalisation & innovation opportunities & services
  • 5. Synergies with NCP Brussels & local clusters
  • 6. Enterprise Europe Network ID Card • • • • • • Name: Enterprise Europe Network Surname: Business Support on Your Doorstep Date of birth: 01/01/2008 Place of birth: Europe 600 partner organisations in Nationality: Global Issued by: European Commission 54 countries
  • 7. Enterprise Europe Brussels Enterprise Europe Brussels is the local gateway to doing business abroad, accessing European funding, driving innovation and increasing your competitiveness in new markets.
  • 8. Enterprise Europe Brussels Our services in a nutshell : Going international Technology transfer & innovation Business, R&I & technology watch Match-making support to successful B2B events Access to finance Research funding Advice on EU law and standards Intellectual property and patents Speak up on EU law
  • 9. Organization of local events To Whom : local SMEs, clients Why : to support their internationalization & innovation processes, raise awareness on EEB services and on EU policies, legislation & standards, EU programs & funding opportunities
  • 10. Organization of local events  Better pitching during BE (Brokerage Events) or Company Mission to better sell products/ideas while protecting IPR  Integrate open/eco/non-tech innovation in SMEs’ mgt process  Trainings on H2020 (R&DI programme) & COSME  Workshops aimed at empowering SMEs towards inno & Internationalisation
  • 11. Customized approach Providing international visibility • Develop, together with clients, customized & targeted cooperation / partnership profiles (offers or requests) 20.000 profiles, from all sectors • Distribute them within the Network, mainly through databases + pro-active “push” • Daily pro-active monitoring of opportunities performed by EEB advisors
  • 12. Customized approach Providing international visibility • TR - Anaerobic Digestion Technology sought to generate electricity in combination with photovoltaic projects Ref.TRBE20130812001 A Brussels-based company specialized in the photovoltaic projects management is looking for a Biomass production process to generate electricity from agricultural waste of farms and from organic waste in order to reach complementary model of renewable energy production. • TO - 3D gesture-control interactive solutions Ref. TOBE20130703001 A Brussels SME has integrated and optimized a commercial depth sensing camera and Software Development Kit (SDK) for best performance and quality in building 3D gesture-based applications and interfaces they offer. By teaming up with application and methodology experts and embedded ICT system manufacturers, the company aims at enhancing the user experience of its gesture recognition tools in diverse scenarios for the consumer electronics market. Technical cooperation is sought.
  • 13. Customized approach • Pre-arranged bilateral meetings (F2F) during main fairs (no « speculative » business trip !)  Upstream preparation with the company  Assistance on the spot  Downstrem assistence & follow-up => cooperation signature
  • 14. Key Enterprise Europe Brussels’ results 20112012 • 31 collaboration agreements signed between a Bxl-based and a foreign company • 808 answers provided to SMEs on EU legislation / standardisation • 202 Bxl-based profiles made visible & disseminated in the EU tech & R&DI, business DB for transnational collaboration • 1.615 participants in workshops on FP7/CIP calls, EEB services, EU legislation/EU laws &regulations affecting businesses • 123 supporting services on « project’s financing » • 1077 F2F meetings for 185 clients participanting in match-making events
  • 15. Stay tuned! www.brusselsnetwork.be www.ncpbrussels.be LinkedIn Group Linkedin Group @EuropeBrux @NCP_Brussels E-newslettre E-newslettre