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EBN Re-brands

EBN has recently undertaken a re-branding exercise in consultation with its members. The new EBN logo can be seen above, and the new EU|BIC logo (no longer EC-BIC) is shown below:


Designed to continue the hexagon theme from the old - is designed to be an online community of entrepreneur support organisations and professionals. EU|BICs, and other members, can present their organisation’s expertise and support programmes. Individual experts can show how they can add value to startups and entrepreneurs.

Commenting in the launch, Philippe Vanrie , CEO, EBN stated “The new branding and platform are designed to add more value to our members through better networking, better knowledge sharing and better service delivery.”

Launch of Watify

Watify, a new platform for entrepreneurs developed under a project managed by Deloitte Belgium, EBN and DIGITALEUROPE, was launched on April 29th at the New Frontiers for European Entrepreneurs event in Brussels. Watify is designed to address the main challenge facing entrepreneurs in Europe; not the lack of great ideas but the fear of turning ideas into reality. Many people with great ideas are reluctant to embrace entrepreneurship because of their doubts.

Doubt means you have to ask questions. And questions lead to answers… which can trigger great ideas. Doubts make entrepreneurs find creative ways to face difficulties. But a lot of people let their doubts stop them from becoming entrepreneurs.

Watify will help entrepreneurs / intrapreneurs to overcome the barriers that prevent them from starting their own business. This initiative will help them to understand that every successful entrepreneur has had moments of doubt and that success begins to materialise the moment you start making your idea happen. The platform will also help established companies in all industry sectors by showing them there are many opportunities to transform their business using technologies, taking away any of their doubts and stimulate them into taking action. More:

EBN Welcomes Four New EU|BICs

Four organizations were certified as EU|BICs on 18 February 2014, demonstrating an always increasing interest towards the EU|BIC trademark and its certification scheme in Europe and Abroad:

ARITT Centre , Orleans, France

Incubator KUAS , Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Brainport , Eindhoven, The Netherlands

CCI Moselle , Metz, France

New training course on non-technological innovation

The Innovative Trainer Programme (ITP) on nontechnological innovation in business is designed for use both as a "train the trainer" course and directly with SMEs. It consists of four modules addressing: Your Inner Innovator; Types of Innovation; Mapping your Innovation Route; Your Action Plan for Innovation.

A draft version of the programme, featuring a PowerPoint presentation, trainer's guide and templates for exercises for each module, is now available for review. To help shape the final version we would be very interested to receive your feedback.

Published on 29-05-2014 00:00 by David Tee. 1327 page views

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