Enterprise European Network (EEN)

Finding and being found in international business and innovation

International business is all about seizing opportunities!

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the largest support network for organizations with international ambitions. We help entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities, technology centers and business and innovation development institutions to find partners worldwide, free of charge. Our network consists of more than 450 organizations in over 50 countries.


Find your partner in business!
With EEN you can search worldwide
Looking for international cooperation opportunities? Discover Partner Profiles in the Enterprise Europe Network database. Here you will find a wealth of opportunities to broaden your business horizons. Filter by country, type of demand, technology and market to quickly find the right partners. Go to our Partner Profiles page and start your journey to successful international collaborations.

Go to the matchmaking platform

Our EEN advisor Christa Pieffers helps SME's in Gelderland and Overijssel with:

  • finding business partners worldwide; 
  • advising on innovation and the added value of your technology;
  • mediating technological cooperation; 
  • information on European legislation and regulations, including CE marking; 
  • information about European programs and funds and about the European Investment Bank; 
  • advice on SME financing; 
  • guidance if you want to digitize, make sustainable or participate in European R&D projects.

Go to the EEN website

Who is the network for?

EEN is there for entrepreneurs. In addition, the following organizations can contact the network:

  • research institutes; 
  • universities; 
  • technology centers; 
  • business and innovation development institutions.

European Legislation and Regulation 

EEN has expertise in the field of legislation and regulation, particularly as it relates to CE marking and doing business in the European Union. The EEN advisers are also your point of contact for comments or complaints about EU legislation, which is impeding successful operations in the European market. Together with you they look at the possible impact of European rules on your company and pass on complaints directly to the European Commission.

Partners EEN 

EEN is funded by the European Union. EEN partners in the Netherlands are the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RvO), the Hanzehogeschool, Business Development Friesland, New Energy Coalition, the Water Alliance Foundation and 7 Regional Development Companies (ROMs) including Oost NL.

Supply Chain Resilience Platform (SRP)

The Enterprise Europe Network and EU clusters play a vital role in reducing vulnerabilities in international supply chains for entrepreneurs. To address these pressing issues, the Network has established a supply chain resilience platform.

Go to the platform

More information: 

Christa Pieffers

+31 6 18 73 78 04

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