Connecting a Global Innovation Partner Network
EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network) is a not-for-profit that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development.
EBN’s initiatives include EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs.
We are on a mission to drive economic development and wellbeing in our regions.
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Our Specific Mission Commitments
Regional Economic Development
From its origins until today, we endeavour to build strong innovation networks that support the economic development of European regions. Over 4,300 companies supported by EU|BICs created nearly 20,000 jobs*.
Quality Business Support
We conduct our operations in a manner that delivers the highest-quality support services as possible. Survival rates of companies supported by EU|BICs are significantly higher with 94% after the first year and 84% were still operating after the end of support*.
Access to Finance
We endeavour to provide a steady pipeline of innovative, investment-ready companies and foster supportive investment opportunities. Our community supported over 5,200 companies with access to finance, raising in total over €609+ million in investments*.
Scaling European Innovation
Our pan-European nature is a strong asset to bolster the expansion potential of European startups,scaleups and innovative SMEs. Over 4,700 companies supported with access to international markets.Top 3 destinations: EU (72%), USA (30%) and Asia.(21%)*.
*Source: 2020 EU|BIC Impact and Activity Study
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 certification label
Certifying as an EU|BIC goes beyond the product or service-level certification. EU|BIC is the only certification that measures all aspects of your organisation's socio-economic performance.
It does not just provide tangible proof of where you excel - it commits you to consider your impact on the region. A unique position to promote to your stakeholders.
Virtual and physical events to connect with peers, build new partnership and say on top of the latest methods differentiating your BIC and accelerating your clients' business.
Discover the world of EU-funded initiatives. EBN actively supports you in increasing your knowledge and connecting you in a time-saving way to new partnerships and revenue-generating projects.
Skills building training
EBN's training offering focusses on ensuring your business continuity. It helped hundreds of organisations succeed in their region.
Team of dedicated experts
EBN's EU-project, funding and advocacy experts help you find, access and participate in relevant opportunities fitting to your growth.