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Enterprise Europe Network (EEN): Gateway to Europe

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Callaghan Innovation is a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, one of the world’s largest innovation networks.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) provides a platform that supports small and medium enterprises to grow internationally through technology and business partnerships. 

The network is made up of 600 organisations from 30 countries across europe, and 21 business co-operation centres from other parts of the world.

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What does the EEN offer?

The EEN has the reach and expertise to find businesses that can:

•     provide the technology you need to drive innovation in your business 
•    cooperate in research and development projects
•    distribute or manufacture your products
•    provide access to new markets

New Zealand businesses have access to:

•    Business offers and requests
•    Regulatory advice and 17 sector groups
•    Technology partnership offers and requests
•    Business to business meetings with delegations or at events

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Partnership Opportunities Database 

This EEN’s Partnership Opportunities Database is Europe's largest online database of business opportunities. It contains thousands of research, technology and business cooperation requests, and offers from companies or research and development institutions. Access to the database is free, and you can subscribe to receive alerts on new requests and offers.

The database is a two-way partnering service where you can post your own offers or partnership opportunities on the database, or search for offers and opportunities from other people.

If you would like to post a business offer or opportunity, Callaghan Innovation can assist with finding a suitable partner, and an EEN expert will advise and support you throughout the process. 

If you see an opportunity posted on the POD database that you would like to respond to, Callaghan Innovation can help you prepare your Expression of Interest.

Search current opportunities or register for personalised email alerts at the EEN website.

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How can I use the ENN’s services?

Callaghan Innovation can help you connect with EEN services. Contact us now at europenetwork@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz 

Updated: 3 August 2017