Laval Mayenne Technopole wins the 1st edition of the EU|BIC Excellence Awards!

The participants of the EBN Congress 2024 listened to all 7 finalist pitches and decided, by popular vote, that Laval Mayenne Technopole’s “Challenge Compétences” was the most Impactful Programme in the first edition of the EU|BIC Excellence Awards.

Q2Scale – startup scaling programme applications are now open

EBN is proudly partnering with EIT Global Outreach and Q-Europe to facilitate business collaborations and commercialisation between startups and leading industry players – part of investment fund Q2Scale.

Tailored for EU|BIC client startups in the automotive, Energy, Supply Chain, and Sustainability sectors. Join the Q2Scale corporate-startup PoC programme!

South Karelia Growth Builders showcases in Nantes development strategies for remote regions

The Cities of Lappeenranta (an EU|BIC since 2010) and Imatra will showcase their program, South Karelia Growth Builders, in Nantes. These municipalities took action after a concerning report from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises highlighted a decline in South Karelia’s growth. To address this issue, Lappeenranta and Imatra designed a program aimed at reversing this trend in their border region. Being one of the 7 nominees competing for the Most Impactful Programme title in the EU|BIC Excellence Awards final will set a precedent for other remote regions to follow.

IPN’s INEO START programme begins 14th edition with hopes on Nantes

Instituto Pedro Nunes’ INEO START is the oldest Portuguese acceleration programme, having supported more than 140 teams who have become mature and viable businesses in the national and European stage. It now begins a new edition with hopes of achieving the title of Most Impactful Programme in the EU|BIC Excellence Awards final. EU|BIC IPN has been a member of the EBN since 2009, and will be among the 7 finalists to pitch on stage in the stage of CIC Ouest during the annual EBN Congress in Nantes.

Call for Proposals for the New Enterprise Europe Network 2025-2028

European Innovation Council & EISMEA has opened proposals for the next phase of the Enterprise Europe Network from 2025 to 2028, focusing on sustainability, growth, resilience, and digitalization to support SMEs, with established business support organizations invited to apply for a budget of EUR 182.5 million, and an online information session scheduled for 28 May 2024.

Inkubator Sežana’s finalist programme shows that hearing loss is no barrier for entrepreneurship

Sign-language will be the national language of Slovenia in the EU|BIC Excellence Awards final. Inkubator Sežana’s Entrepreneurial School for People with Hearing Loss, Constantinus International Award gold laureate in 2023, will be among the 7 finalists to pitch on stage for the Most Impactful Programme title. Inkubator Sežana, a part of the EU|BIC family since 2006, shows no sign of stopping in the reinvention of incubation and the inclusion of people with disabilities in their ecosystem.

Lebanon Innovate’s upcoming webinar bridges the gap with EU stakeholders

Join EU|BIC Berytech and ANIMA Investment Network next Thursday, May 30th at 11h00 CEST for an insightful webinar part of the Lebanon Innovate initiative. This event aims to connect European research, innovation, and business organizations with Lebanon’s dynamic innovation ecosystem.

Valmiera’s ZILE Programme contends in the Excellence Awards Final

Valmiera Development Agency, a 2023 addition to the EU|BIC associates family, will be contending for the EU|BIC Excellence Awards final. Representing the Baltic country of Latvia in the grand final of the EU|BIC Excellence Awards. The ZILE programme, meaning acorn in English, is one of the 7 selected programmes to pitch on stage for the Most Impactful Programme title. Valmiera’s ZILE programme shows the compromise of the newest EU|BICs in bringing fresh ideas to the broader EU|BIC community.