Europe’s leading innovation partner network, fast-tracking your connectivity and certifying your value

We believe that in a world seeking to solve our global challenges, innovative entrepreneurs are the force for sustainable, economic development and greater wellbeing in our local regions.

 

Becoming a certified EU|BIC or joining the community as an Associate Member means responding to our mission with the best possible actions to create vibrant, thriving startups and SMEs. In other words, EU|BICs take real steps to ensure that their services are best advantageous to their client companies and best advantageous to their regions.

 

There are now more than 106 Certified EU|BICs and over 43 Associate members and 20 satellites shaping our global community.

 

EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network) is the non-profit that facilitates this pan-European, global community of people using innovative business as a driver for regional (economic, sustainable, and social) development. EBN grants and manages the EU|BIC certification, and many other innovation solutions for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs.

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EU | BIC community

165+
members
Operating in over 35 countries, covering the full spectrum of innovation sectors, and collaborating for continuous improvement and increased impact.
630+
business experts & partners
Committed to the development and growth of entrepreneurial innovators, providing high-quality services to startups, spin-offs and SMEs.
36,000+
startups
Receive support from our members. Benefiting from expertise and programmes critical to their growth.
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official certificate
Uniquely granted by EBN to mission-aligned organisations as the only certification of quality for business support organisations originated by the European Commission.
Build New Relationships
Fast-track your connectivity. When your organisation certifies as an EU|BIC you join a powerful community of business leaders, support practitioners and innovation partners expanding your reach within your local and international innovation ecosystems.
Improve Your Results
Getting certified and taking the yearly assessment is a powerful mechanism to help your company set goals for improvement, deliver more value to your clients and your ecosystem, and track performance over time. Members gain access to training, peers, technical assistance and funding opportunities.
Engage Trusted Partners
More than ever, people want to do engage with people and organisations they trust. The EU|BIC Certification and its trusted community are among the smartest ways to attract best-of-class clients, investment partners and to participate in revenue-generating projects that help you deliver on your mission.
Amplify Your Voice
The EU|BIC label communicates that your organisation is a verified business innovation leader when it comes to delivering quality business support and empowering entrepreneurial innovators. The third-party validation helps your organisation to stand out, and stand by your mission.

Smart solutions for all your innovation needs

News & events

Best Practice Breakfast #6: EU|BIC Global Business Acceleration Services
Through open and one-on-one conversations with EU|BIC experts, you can explore new ways of running your business and the unexpected ideas emerging in our community. It is all about sharing ideas, a moment to ask questions, and learning from each other, casually (with or without your breakfast on your table). Conversation starters: Pablo Santaeufemia, CEO at Bridge for Billions; Micaela Vieira, Project Manager at EU|BIC Startup Madeira; Roberto Parrondo, Coordinator EU Programmes at EU|BIC CEEI Asturias.
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BIC Euronova attracts to Malaga a new international company from Latin America
BIC Euronova, the European Business and Innovation Center of Malaga, based in the Technology Park of Andalusia (Malaga Tech Park), incorporates to its center the international company CONSULTEC; founded in Latin America, with headquarters in Panama and presence in 15 countries in the region.
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EBN at AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event 2022 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Join EBN at the AU-EU Innovation Agenda Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya and online from the 23rd to 24th of November 2022, convened by the European Commission and the African Union.
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A new edition of #myEUspace competition has started!
With almost €1 million in prizes, EUSPA is looking for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs leveraging EU Space synergies in 3 tracks, depending on the maturity stage of the project (idea, prototype, or product), developed in one of these 3 innovation areas.
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Connecting the world through innovation
Global networks and knowledge flows are broadening innovation ecosystems’ borders, eroding and redrawing them, and contributing to the emergence of an international system of innovation.
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Accelerating internationalisation of young innovative companies - EU|BIC (CEEI) Asturias
BIC ASTURIAS & ASTUREX jointly launched the programme “Accelerator for Internationalization - Quick Global”. This innovative programme aims to speed up the internationalisation of young companies in the technology sphere with a potentially global market or multi-market companies. 
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ACCELERO | Open call for BSOs in moderate and emerging innovation regions
ACCELERO is selecting 10 Business Support Organisations in moderate and emerging innovating regions.
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Innovation, impact, SDGs, and inclusivity of innovative entrepreneurs - the story of the 2022 EBN Techcamp
EU|BICs and BSOs unlocking the untapped innovation potential of social and inclusive entrepreneurship
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Laura Lecci
CEO, EBN
The pan-European EU|BIC business innovation community and the Certified EU|BIC quality label were designed as pioneering models for economic growth, facilitated by the EBN Secretariat. Throughout the pandemic, we have witnessed how the model of supporting entrepreneurial innovation continues to be the accelerator for recovery and a solution-driver for global challenges.
Our members, who we serve via the EU|BIC community, partners and the EBN team remain committed to co-design our desired future supported by innovation: creating greater wellbeing to European citizens – and beyond.

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