Useful Institutions in Europe
(powered by the Chamber of Commerce Luxemburg)
B2Fair offers business meetings with other companies based on a selection through an online catalogue. This catalogue contains detailed company profiles and their cooperation interests. After registering, company profiles are published in the online catalogue. Prior to the matchmaking event, companies receive a meeting schedule. Companies can participate in the fair as visitors or exhibitors.
B2Match is a platform designed to connect people at events through efficient and goal-oriented networking. Companies can create a personal event websiteindicating their interests, e.g. networking, buyer-seller event or research and innovation. Throughout the matchmaking process, companies can request and schedule on-site meetings and get in contact with other companies beforehand.
Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and innovate on an international scale. The network is active in more than 60 countries. It is the world’s largest support network for SMEs. Member organisations include many institutions which offer personalised services to businesses. They know the local business environment and can also offer targeted approach. It is recommended to take a look at Your Europe Business Portal before reaching out to the local contact point.
The initiative of the European Union brings together young entrepreneurs with experienced entrepreneurs from different countries. The collaboration of professionals can take up to six months and the young entrepreneur is supported by travel and subsistent costs during the stay abroad.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest research and development programme of the EU. It offers an open, simple structure for accessing funding and seeks to remove barriers for collaborative innovation, getting new projects started quickly and achieving results faster. The funding calls focus on three areas: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal changes. Companies can apply for funding for projects that establish or explore the feasibility of new knowledge or technology. Applications need to be handed in using the participant portal.
EUREKA is a European research initiative with the aim to motivate cross-border co-operation between industry and research institutions in the area of technological research and development.
Eurostars is the first European programme specifically targeting ambitious, market-driven and research-oriented SMEs. It combines the bottom-up approach of EUREKA with easier and faster access to national and EU funding, harmonised across Europe.