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.
1
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

Lebanon Innovate advanced capacity building on legal requirements in IPR: registrations are open!
Enhance your expertise in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with Lebanon Innovate's exclusive training for Lebanese lawyers. Apply now to deepen your understanding and support innovation in Lebanon!
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European Citizens’ Hackathon Championship
Join EUBIC Associate Barrabes for the EU Sparks Hackathon Championship, where innovation meets action! This groundbreaking initiative is set to ignite creativity and address climate change challenges head-on. With 21 local hackathons and a thrilling European Final Championship, participants will have the chance to showcase their talents and make a real impact. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. Apply now and let's spark positive change together!
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Envi-Booster: EU|BIC Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre's (MSIC) Initiative to Drive Sustainable Innovation in Ostrava
Embark on a transformative journey towards sustainability with Envi-Booster, powered by The Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC). Designed to accelerate green innovation in Ostrava, this 12-week program offers startups unparalleled opportunities for growth and impact. With expert mentorship, investor connections, and strategic positioning, Envi-Booster is your gateway to shaping a greener, more prosperous future. Join us and be part of the change-makers driving sustainability forward in Ostrava and beyond.
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EBN 40 Years Connecting Innovation Communities
Celebrating 40 years of collaborative efforts within the pan-European EU|BIC innovation community, EBN seeks to celebrate this milestone anniversary by bringing together key business and innovation ecosystem stakeholders.
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New circular economy knowledge hub set to guide European cities and regions.
EBN joins a new EU-funded project: K-CCRI – set to increase the impact of the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI). The K-CCRI project, launched in January, aims to set up a knowledge hub to help cities and regions adopt the circular economy. It comes as part of the EU's efforts to bring together research and innovation projects that share the same vision over climate change, pollution, soil consumption, and loss of biodiversity.
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2024 EBN Congress 'Supporting sustainable industry' 12-14 June in Nantes - co-hosted by EU|BIC Atlanpole
In 2024, the EBN Congress, the largest gathering of European incubators, accelerators, innovation centres, and innovation supporters of all kinds, will gather innovation experts, business incubation executives, corporate leaders, and senior-level government officials in Nantes, France to discuss how can we best navigate the delicate balance between sustainable, economic, and industrial development goals.
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Leading the Change in Regional Innovation: Lipo.ink's Trailblazing Journey to EU|BIC Certification
Lipo.ink, a transformative division of the Liberec Regional Development Agency (ARR), redefines regional development and entrepreneurship standards. Their relentless pursuit of excellence culminated in securing the EU|BIC Certification, marking not only recognition but a commitment to continuous improvement and impactful regional contributions.
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Join EIC Communities - Uniting European Innovators for Deep Tech Advancements
Join EIC Communities - Uniting European Innovators for Deep Tech Advancements
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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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