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About Us

EBN is a network of 160+ quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres, incubators, accelerators and other support organisations) and 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.

EBN is a community of professionals whose day-to-day work guides these businesses to grow in the most effective, and efficient way, delivering sustainable impact. 

EBN Ecosystem

EBN Services

EBN Services cover a wide range of activities designed to help members deliver high quality support to their clients. Our service offer includes:

EU|BIC Services

A unique “certification & benchmarking system” for technology-based incubators & accelerators

  • We deploy a professional quality and certification system for incubators and accelerators, and the only certification system recognised by the European Union and other institutions such as ESA
  • We certify business support organisations assuring quality standards are maintained, and we offer benchmarking, training & peer-review services
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International Hub

A vibrant international networking platform for intermediaries and an international soft-landing business platform for Start-ups, SMEs and Entrepreneurs

  • We offer cross-border and international connections and B2B/Partnership opportunities to our members, their customers, and partners
  • We connect and we network our members together and to their external environment through a series of high-level events, conferences and workshops
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Projects Lab

An exceptionally efficient “EU-funded projects” collaborative factory

  • We develop new proposals for the benefit of our members on a series of strategic & relevant matters
  • We deliver projects and run a growing portfolio of 30+ EC-funded projects in which our members are the driving forces
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Networking as a Service

  • We develop our community, both online and offline
  • We share best practice, success stories and knowledge through downloadable content and events
  • We run special interest groups, for example, focussing on Horizon 2020
  • We run road-shows and promotion to help members convince stakeholders
  • We run study tours to, and from Europe
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Events & Exchange Forum

  • We run a major international Congress each year in conjunction with an EBN member
  • We run an annual Policy Event in Brussels, linking members with the latest opportunities from the EU
  • We run a TechCamp to enable members to share effective tools and techniques and showcase useful resources
  • We develop events with our project partners
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EU Gateway

An unquestioned reputation within European Government circles (EC, EP, EIB, ESA), National/Regional Public Authorities, and non-EU agencies

  • We share this notoriety with our members through a constant focus on our Smart Speciality: the support to innovative start-ups & high-growth entrepreneurs.
  • We influence EU & other governments, and we assist policy-makers and agencies in establishing adequate and vibrant innovation ecosystems
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Open Innovation

  • We are developing new tools for startup to corporate cooperation in the are of IP
  • We are developing business to finance services for the investment community
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EBN Value Proposition

A unique ‘quality & benchmarking system’ for innovation-based incubators & accelerators

  • We deliver a professional quality system for incubators and accelerators, recognised by the EU (European Commission), and other international institutions such as ESA, UNDP, etc.
  • We certify business and innovation support organisations assuring quality standards are maintained, and we offer benchmarking, training & peer-review services
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An open international networking platform for intermediaries, start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs delivering smart take-off and soft landing services

  • We offer cross-border and international connections and B2B/partnership opportunities to our members, their customers, and partners
  • We enable our members to network together, and with their external environment, through a series of high-level events, conferences and workshops
  • Read more...

An efficient EU-funded collaborative projects lab

  • We develop new proposals for the benefit of our members on a series of strategic and relevant matters
  • We deliver projects and run a growing portfolio of 35+ EU-funded projects in which our members are the driving force
  • Read more...

A solid reputation within European government circles, international organisations (ESA, UNDP), national/regional public authorities, and non-EU territories and agencies

  • We share this notoriety with our members through a constant focus on our Smart Speciality: the support to innovative start-ups & high-growth entrepreneurs in transforming local economies
  • We know the EU, we influence Governments, and we assist policy-makers and agencies in establishing effective and vibrant innovation ecosystems
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A respected and comprehensive expertise in entrepreneurship, incubation, clustering, regional economic development and applied innovation built on 30-years’ experience

  • We gather industry knowledge and expertise under one banner and one click
  • We provide a wide collection of data, cases, stories, practices, publications, experts, trends and tools
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Published on 16-08-2014 00:00 by David Tee. 28047 page views

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