Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. 


The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.

Member organisations include:

  • technology poles

  • innovation support organisations

  • universities and research institutes

  • regional development organisations

  • chambers of commerce and industry

Individual businesses can’t become Network members, but they can enjoy the many services offered. 

The national coordination of the European Enterprises Network is carried out by KOSGEB.


Business services

Teams of Network experts in each member organisation offer personalised services to businesses.

They know the local business environment and have contacts for business opportunities worldwide.

The Network can also offer a targeted approach aimed specifically at your business sector. Its expert groups cover all key economic sectors, from healthcare to agrofood, from intelligent energy to fashion and textile.

The national coordination of the European Enterprises Network is carried out by KOSGEB


Funding of the Network

The European Commission launched the Enterprise Europe Network in 2008. It is co-financed under the European Union's programme for the competitiveness of SMEs (COSME).



Network member organisations, grouped in regional consortia, are selected through calls for proposals. 

Calls for EU and neighbouring countries eligible for COSME funding are closed for the current contractual period (2015-20). See closed calls for EU and neighbouring countries.

Organisations in non-EU countries can apply on a self-financing basis. See open call for non-EU countries.