Learn more about the European Community of Business Innovation Leaders

EBN provides access to and connects a global partner network of executives, industry leaders and best-of-class innovators of all kinds.

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Enabling you to achieve sustainable growth for your business support organisation, strengthen your position in the region and beyond, and realise certified recognition as a valuable contributor to the ever-evolving ecosystem. We are on a mission to drive economic development and wellbeing in our regions 

175+ Dedicated members operating in over 29 countries, covering the full spectrum of innovation sectors,  and collaborating for continuous improvement and more impact.
25,000+ Client companies receive support by our members. Benefiting from expertise and programmes critical to their growth.
650+ Business experts committed to the development and growth of entrepreneurial innovators, providing high-quality services to statups, spin-offs and SMEs.
1 Official EU|BIC Certificate uniquely granted by EBN to mission-aligned organisations as the only certification of quality recognised by the European Commission.


Specific Mission Commitments

Regional Economic Development
From its origins until today, we endeavour to build strong innovation networks that support the economic development of European regions. Over 4,300 companies supported by EU|BICs created nearly 20,000 jobs*.

Access to Finance
We endeavour to provide a steady pipeline of innovative, investment-ready companies and foster supportive investment opportunities. Our community supported over 5,200 companies with access to finance, raising in total over €609+ million in investments*.

Quality Business Support
We conduct our operations in a 4 manner that delivers the highest-quality support services as possible. Survival rates of companies supported by EU|BICs are significantly higher with 94% after first year and 84% were still operating after end of support*.

Scaling European Innovation
Our pan-European nature is a strong assets to bolster the expansion potential of European startups, scaleups and innovative SMEs. Over 4,700 companies supported with access to international markets. Top 3 destinations: EU (72%), USA (30%) and Asia.(21%)*.

Connecting a Global Innovation Partner Network
EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network) is a not-for-profit that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development. EBN’s initiatives include EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs.

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