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

Operating in over 35 countries, covering the full spectrum of innovation sectors, and collaborating for continuous improvement and increased impact.
business experts & partners
Committed to the development and growth of entrepreneurial innovators, providing high-quality services to startups, spin-offs and SMEs.
Receive support from our members. Benefiting from expertise and programmes critical to their growth.
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.

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News & events

Kick-off seminar 'Beyond Earth' - Open Innovation platform for Insurance & Finance industry
We want to share with you the invitation to the kick-off seminar introducing the new open innovation initiative Beyond Earth, organized by the EUSPA, EBN and EU|BICs on 6 June 2023.
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INVITATION: WORKSHOPS AT 2023 EBN CONGRESS: #1 Sustainable Resilient Societies, #2 Space Industry Collaborative Opportunities
EBN, EUSPA, CleverCities and EU|BICs are organizing two topical workshops, designed for SIG members and relevant partners under the auspices of the EBN Congress co-hosted by EU|BIC JIC. The workshops will bring together members of the EU|BIC community in a trusted setting with the aim of encouraging the exchange of ideas and creating new collaborations in the context of the workshop topics Sustainable Societies and the Space Industry.
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2023 EBN Congress
Join EBN2023, the largest gathering of European incubators, accelerators, science parks, innovation centres, and innovation supporters of all kinds.
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Financial Times and Statista launch survey to identify Europe's Leading Start-up Hubs
The Financial Times and Statista are conducting a survey to identify Europe's best start-up hubs. Incubator or accelerator programs can register for consideration to be featured in the guide. The selected hubs will be recognized in a special report on, offering valuable exposure.
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EU|BIC Knowledge Pill #3 - EU Projects
The EU|BIC community is set to receive a boost of knowledge with the introduction of the third pill of knowledge, which will focus on budget preparation and project management tips and tricks. This initiative is geared towards empowering members of the community with the necessary tools to effectively manage their projects and budgets.
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Webinar: Extended Reality Solutions "Digital Twins: Enabling a value added manufacturing metaverse"
Our fourth and last webinar with EU|BIC Coventry University will explore the fascinating world of advanced manufacturing technologies such as Digital Twins, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and the Metaverse.
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EU|BIC Knowledge Pill #2 - EU Projects
The second pill of knowledge will be a discovery journey where experts evaluators will guide participants through the novelties of the evaluation scheme of Horizon Europe, disclose tips to successfully meet calls requirements, offer key advice for a clear and credible submission.
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EU|BIC Knowledge Pill #1 - EU Projects
Are you a member of the EU|BIC Community looking to improve your proposal writing skills for Horizon Europe calls? Look no further than the first EU|BIC Knowledge Pill on EU Projects.
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Laura Lecci
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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