Innovate UK EDGE is the International Network Partner for Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in the UK. Enterprise Europe Network is the European Commission’s main market access and innovation growth service, which connects participating peer organisations in over 65 countries worldwide. Please find more information about EEN below.
One of the key benefits of our membership is access to the 'partnership opportunities database' below. It can help you to identify new opportunities for growth, forge business, technology and research partnerships and take your business to new European markets.
Please search for such opportunities below. Then make a note of the profile ID code and then use the Innovate UK EDGE standard contact form on our website to contact us about making a connection (or contact your Innovate UK EDGE specialist if you are already a client) and we will take it from there.
You can also contact us to put your own profile on the database.
Please note that this service supports UK companies in making connections to organisations in countries who are part of the EU Single Market. We have other ways to help you internationalise beyond the Single Market and when you contact us we can also discuss your wider internationalisation support needs.
About Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.
EEN includes 600 member organisations and brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists. Member organisations worldwide include:
- Innovation support organisations
- Universities and research institutes
- Technology organisations
- Regional development organisations
- Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE was a longstanding full member of EEN and became an International Network Partner member after the UK's exit from the EU. We were and remain participants in expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.
However, we can now only use the partnership opportunities database to help UK companies forge relationships with peers in the Single Market and tap the market knowledge of peer advisors in the Single Market through EEN.
Nevertheless, we have over time built our international network of peer organisations across the world to support our advisory work on international growth with access to local market knowledge and other ways to forge international partnerships for clients.