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 110 Certified EU|BICs and over 30 Associate members 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

160+
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.
26,000+
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 originally recognised 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
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.

Smart solutions for all your innovation needs

News & events

2022 EBN TechCamp 'Untapped Innovation Potential'
2022 EBN TechCamp bring the business and innovation support community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships, programmes, and innovative solutions for better business support services. EBN TechCamp has a highly participatory and interactive programme, this year focussing on boosting diversity, inclusivity and impact-driven (tech) entrepreneurship.
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EU Digital decade: Digital Innovation Hubs and Digitalisation Funding
The European way to a digitalised economy and society is about solidarity, prosperity, and sustainability, anchored in the empowerment of its citizens and businesses, ensuring the security and resilience of its digital ecosystem and supply chains.
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THE ARCH, European event to accelerate the green transition
Call for applications: The Arch, the European event to accelerate the green transition. Startups and SMEs, embark on a great adventure that seeks to promote your company and solutions supporting support the green and sustainable transformation.
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Four Common Features of Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 brings the next gear change in manufacturing through the digital transformation of value chains interconnecting the physical, digital, and virtual worlds.
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Better Incubation Contest | Scaling impact for climate tech startups
#ClimateTech | Are you an entrepreneur with an innovative solution to a social or environmental challenge? You are ready to scale, nationally or internationally? Join the Better Incubation Contest - Scaling Impact to grow your impact with a wide community of business intermediaries, investors and other entrepreneurs.
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 CETA BUSINESS FORUM 2022
We are pleased to announce that EBN is an official partner of the first CETA BUSINESS FORUM 2022 organized by Malta Business Events to be held online from 22nd to 23rd June 2022!
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#EBN2023 - EBN Congress goes to Brno!
We are proud to announce we will be collaborating with EU|BIC JIC for the 2023 EBN Congress. #EBN2023 will be hosted in Brno, Czechia, on June 14-15.
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EU|BIC CEEIM stimulating the innovation spirit towards success  
The EBN secretariat had the opportunity to visit in May EU|BIC CEEIM, a 3,000 square metre premises with co-working area (the nest), and 23 incubating spaces for start-ups in its smart work centre. EU|BIC of Murcia is a non-profit Foundation that aims at creating and implementing innovative methodologies in the field of entrepreneurship and business creation, specifically meeting technology-based start-ups’ needs.
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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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