The networkA wide range of services for up-and-coming small and medium-sized companies

The Enterprise Europe Network was founded in 2008 by the European Commission. Since then, almost 500 business-related organizations – from all over europe and beyond – have joined the network.

The focus is on the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from industry, trade and commerce. Innovation consulting has been a second service offered by the network since 2014. Another focus is the promotion of cooperation and cluster formation between companies, universities and research institutions. In 2022 the focus areas of digitalization, sustainability and resilience were added.

In Baden-Württemberg, ten partners pool their consulting expertise on internationalization and innovation for companies from the skilled trades, industry and trade, universities and research institutions.



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The Enterprise Europe Network supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and research institutions in

  • the development of foreign markets
  • the search for business and project partners
  • Participating in cooperation exchanges and business trips
  • Participation in European funding programs, especially in the area of research and innovation
  • the improvement of innovation management
  • digitalization
  • the implementation of sustainability criteria
  • providing feedback to the European Commission on problems in the internal market.


A large part of this offer is free of charge for you – thanks to funding from the European Commission and regional co-financing.