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EU International Support Services

There are many services for the SMEs supported by the European Commission aiming to easy their internationalization efforts. We present you below a list of organizations you may want to virtually visit through a short profile to discover how you can benefit from their activities (IPR issues, service orientation or business centers).
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The EEN brings together around 600 business support organisations from more than 60 countries, to help small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies which are inter-linked through a strong platform...
EBTC's IPR Helpdesk assists European organisations in the protection, management, enforcement and commercialisation of Intellectual Property in India. EBTC IPR Helpdesk objectives are: Facilitate and assist European companies in protecting invention in India by offering patent filing in India (for companies that do not have a presence in India but are eager to...
The new European Commission portal on SME Internationalisation: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/smeip/ This site is an EU initiative to help European companies seeking to do business with countries outside the EU by providing practical help. The portal hosts a database containing information on hundreds of service providers (at regional, MS and EU levels...
The EU SME Centre is a EU initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European SMEs getting them ready to do business in China. The EU SME Centre helps facilitate market access for European SMEs. Specifically, the Centre assists SMEs to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market – through export and...
ELAN Program (European and Latin American Business Services and Innovation Network) is a EU initiative that seeks to increase and diversify the EU economic presence in Latin America by meeting the Latin America demand for knowledge and innovative Technology. ELAN aims to boost the opportunities that both markets offer for European and Latin American SMEs, through two...
The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) is a European Trade Organisation situated in Bangkok Thailand with an objective to contribute to the improvement of trade and investment for European companies in Thailand and to increase European Trade and Investment in Thailand. EABC Mission Statement “To interact as the voice of European business in...
EU Gateway | Business Avenues has its origins in the EU Gateway Programme which was created in 1990 to deepen economic interaction and cooperation between Europe and Japan. After more than 25 years of market presence, EU Gateway has become a leading business platform establishing successful partnerships between European and Asian firms in Japan, Korea, Singapore,...
The EU-Indonesia Business Network (EIBN) was initiated in August 2013 as a five-year program co-funded by the European Commission, and is the product of a partnership between 7 chambers of commerce. The aim of the EU-Indonesia Business Network is to enhance and diversify trade and European business investment in Indonesia, while promoting the country as a gateway to...
The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk supports EU small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to ASEAN, through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials...
Understanding China is a platform for business and policy dialogue on EU-China relations developed by a consortium of leading European business organisations, academia and think tanks which is also responsible for its implementation. As one of the largest and most challenging economies in the world China represents a huge economic potential, but also poses a number...
The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,...
The EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) is a project co-funded by the European Union and established in 2014. The overall objective of EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) is to increase exports and investments of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam in particular by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as strengthening the EU Business sector in Vietnam, by...
The European IPR Helpdesk is the official IP service initiative of the European Commission providing free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The service addresses researchers and European SMEs participating in EU-funded collaborative research projects as well as SMEs involved in...
Developed by DG Trade of the European Commission, they provide support for exporting from the EU: http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm and, respectively, for importing into the EU: http://exporthelp.europa.eu/thdapp/index.htm Market Access DataBase (MADB) A database developed by DG Trade, European Commission, MADB gives information to companies exporting from EU...
The European Small Business Portal is a one-stop-shop enabling small businesses and entrepreneurs to access all the information provided by the EU on and for Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This covers practical advice on how to get access to finance / funding, find partners or go international, as well as information on EU policies, programmes and...
Launched in 2008, the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) is an organization co-funded by the European Union (EU) and co-ordinated by EUROCHAMBRES. EBTC is a one-stop-shop focusing on helping EU businesses and researchers interested in exploring opportunities in the Indian fast growing market, primarily with a cleantech agenda, with focus on the...
CHINA IPR Helpdesk The China IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential...
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government. It is a non-profit organisation established as an affiliate of the Institute of International Studies and Training (IIST). It aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan and at...