Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) was launched in February 2008 by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. It builds on the former Euro Info Centre (EIC) and Innovation Relay Centre (IRC) Networks, established in 1987 and 1995 respectively. EEN provides SMEs with services in terms of technology innovation, industrialization, and trade support as the most influential service platform with the widest coverage. EEN involves more than 600 member organizations including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities, research institutes and development agencies at national, regional, provincial and municipal level as well as over 1 million SMEs from 50 countries. Besides EU Member States, EEN covers other non-EU countries including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, U.S.A., Israel, Russia, Japan, Mexico, and Chili, etc.

 

April 2011, EUPIC has obtained the approval of EU Committee for the application of “EEN West China” in Chengdu, covering ten provinces including Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan, Guizhou, Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Shaanxi. The establishment of “EEN West China” would enormously facilitate the Chinese enterprises to deepen their understanding of European market, to develop internationally, and to increase the cooperation potentials between the companies in West China and European countries. EEN West China aims to help SMEs in West China in terms of developing their enterprises, expanding market, attracting investment, R & D of new products, bringing in talents, promoting the interaction between enterprise and governments, and building a platform for information-sharing and cooperation between SMEs from China and Europe.

 

EEN’s Professional Services

 

More than 3,000 experienced staff would provide you with practical answers to specific questions in your language. Experts in 17 key sectors from all across the Enterprise Europe Network have teamed up to provide you with customized support.


-  Agrofood

-  Automotive, Transport and Logistics

-  Biotech, Pharma and Cosmetics

-  Chemicals

-  Creative industries

-  Environment

-  Healthcare

-  ICT Industry and Services

-  Intelligent Energy

-  Maritime Industry and Services

-  Materials

-  Nano- and Microtechnologies

-  Services and Retail

-  Space and Aerospace

-  Sustainable Construction

-  Textiles

-  Tourism and Cultural Heritage


   

How Do We Help European Enterprises in West China?

 

-         Communication Channels with Governments at of West China

 

We can build a bridge between European enterprises and Chinese governments of 10 provinces in west China at all levels to facilitate their communication and cooperation. European enterprises could access to the latest policies, bidding opportunities, and preferential information related to trade and funds issued by the Chinese governments.

 

-         Interaction with industries, universities and research institutes in West China

 

We offer EU SMEs the opportunities to have direct contact with universities, research institutes, technology parks, industry clusters, and enterprises in 10 provinces of West China, in order to enhance the mutual-understanding and information-sharing.

 

-         One-to-one Match-making

 

The European enterprises can communicate with Chinese companies engaging in various industries as energy, IT, bio-pharmaceuticals, modern agriculture, and food. to intensify the cooperation between Chinese and European enterprises. In one word, EEN West China would be a solid platform for European enterprises to seek for perfect partners in West China.

 

-         Innovation and Technology Transfer

 

Chinese companies are in great need of frontier technologies from European market to realize the industry upgrading of their own. Therefore, there is a huge market for technology transfer in China. Through the platform of EEN West China, the European enterprises will have an effective channel to disseminate the latest information of their new technology and find appropriate partners in China.

 

-         EU-China IPR Coordination Centre

 

We established relationship with Chinese IPR functional departments (including Department of IP, Technology Division, Public Security Organs, Procuratorates, Courts, Department of Industry and Commerce, Customs, etc.) to deal with the IPR-related issues of European enterprises in China and to fasten the processing of EU-China IPR issues. Relevant training programs and seminars will be held to strengthen the bilateral cooperation and communication.