European Business & Innovation Centre Network

EBN Innovation Network 

The European Business & Innovation Centre Network was set up in 1984 as a joint initiative of the European Commission, European industry leaders and the first pioneering Business and Innovation Centres.

EBN is now the leading non-governmental pan-European network bringing together 200+ Business & Innovation Centres (BICs), and similar organisations such as incubators, innovation and entrepreneurship centres across the enlarged Europe.

BICs are organisations which promote innovation and entrepreneurship. They help enterprises to innovate; they drive the creation of start-ups (support to innovation, incubation and internationalisation) and they promote economic development through job and enterprise creation and development.

The network is therefore an umbrella organisation bringing together over 200 BICs from all around Europe and beyond. It provides help and support to these BICs by acting as an interface with other organisations including the European Commission (which officially recognises EBN), by providing expertise in numerous areas including funding and by stimulating the sharing of best practices.

EBN follows closely the European Union Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies and is developing ‘hub and spoke’ networking connections with the rest of the world.

For more information check out www.ebn.eu.

 

Soft Landing Club

 
Softlanding global incubator Logo Within the European BIC Network, the Soft Landing Club is a network of Business Innovation centres and Incubators that provide assistance to innovative companies.  Business incubation programs are at the heart of many local innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and serve start-ups, small and medium enterprises, and the surrounding clusters in which they operate. They aim to support their clients’ international expansion.The Soft Landing Club offers some specific advantages for businesses:
  • Smaller targeted actions – short term business support given to visiting companies, with international business development aspirations.
  • It’s “BIC business” as usual, just delivered to visiting companies who are sent by other BICs in the club.
 For more information on the Soft Landings Club, take a look at www.ebn.eu/internationalisation.

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