Enterprise Europe Brussels & SME Instrument, Barbara Andreani, workshop 28.11.13


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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
  • Enterprise Europe Brussels & SME Instrument, Barbara Andreani, workshop 28.11.13

    1. 1. Enterprise Europe Brussels’ role under the “SME Instrument” & Collaboration with NCP Brussels Barbara Andreani, Enterprise Europe Brussels Manager 28.11.2013
    2. 2. Agenda • Enterprise Europe Brussels @ impulse.brussels • Services & customised support • Future services & support • Support under the SME Instrument • Collaboration with NCP Brussels
    3. 3. Enterprise Europe Brussels @ impulse.brussels
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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. 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
    6. 6. Organisation of local events To Whom : local SMEs, clients Why: to support their internationalisation & innovation processes, raise awareness on EEB services and on EU policies, legislation & standards, EU programmes & funding opportunities  Better pitching during BE or CM 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
    7. 7. Customised 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
    8. 8. Customised 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
    9. 9. Enterprise Europe Brussels’ future services Future innovation services
    10. 10. Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework Informing SMEs for competitiveness •For all SMEs interested in internationalisation and innovation •General EEN information services, often 1 to many Helping SMEs for internationalisation and innovation •For SMEs with a clear product, service, know-how, project or technology with potential for innovation & internationalisation •Personalised advice and support services, usually 1 to 1 ` Enhancing SMEs innovation management capacities •For SMEs with real potential for international growth via clear product/service innovation but lacking innovation man. capacities •Personalised support services of several days, 1 to 1 Facilitating SME coaching in SME instrument •For SME instrument beneficiaries •Key Account Management of several days, 1 to 1
    11. 11. Coaching & EEN support Phase 0 Phase 1 EEN Phase 2 Phase 3 Regional Initial Assess ment HR … Facilitation and Moderation SME Instrument Coaching (not part of EEN) Support for Application Support for EU project Management Support for Access to Finance 11
    12. 12. EEB - NCP Brussels collaboration Several weeks ago…..TODAY (non official Phase 0): •Jointly Inform SME community about the SME Instrument •Jointly identify SMEs with a high potential for the SME instrument •Jointly analyse SME’s strategies, needs & capacity
    13. 13. EEB - NCP Brussels collaboration Phases 1, 2 & 3 •EEB gets notified of successful SME instrument application •EEB contacts SME coordinated with SME NCP •EEB involves NCP (SME NCP, finance NCP, thematic NCPs), making introduction to the lead coach as necessary for several purposes •EEB provides KAM for Phase 2
    14. 14. EEB - NCP Brussels collaboration • One entry point : impulse.brussels • EEB advisors & NCPs : 2 hats on the same person • Synergic competences • Experienced professionals • Easy access to other NCPs • Easy access to other kinds of in-house expertise
    15. 15. Stay tuned! www.brusselsnetwork.be LinkedIn Group @EuropeBrux E-newsletter
    16. 16. Enterprise Europe Brussels www.brusselsnetwork.be Ms Barbara Andreani ban@bea.irisnet.be Phone: 02/422 00 21 impulse.brussels Tour & Taxis Av. du Port 86C, boîte 211 1000 Bruxelles