European Business and Innovation Center (EBIC-EGE) which is one of the active centers of the Enterprise Europe Network is being executed by a consortium comprising of Ege University Science and Technology center (E.U EBILTEM-TTO), Denizli Chamber of Coomerce (DTO) and Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO). The consortium takes its power from the experiences gained by previous projects, IRC-EGE and Euro Info Center. EBIC-EGE, is active in the Aegean Region of Turkey since 2008 and provides information and consultancy services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as researchers about technology transfer, commercial collaboration, partner search, investment opportunities, EU legal arrangements and Horizon 2020 programme.
In this context EBIC-EGE offices offer following free services,
- Helping its clients to find suitable business partners using the network’s business and technology cooperation database,
- Organising brokerage events, B2B meetings in various environment in order to find suitable collaboration partners.
- Organising company missions for specific clients, sectors or ares of work and connecting potential cooperation partners.
- Developing the research and innovation capacities of SMEs by helping to create synergies with other research actors.
- Helping SMEs to share research results, participate in research programs and apply for funding, particularly from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
- Providing foreign expert support to SMEs.
Big support for small businesses
600+ organizations from chambers of industry and commerce to exporters associations, development agencies, universities and R&D centers have been active in more than 60 countries all over the world.
Annual Average Objectives:
70,000 business meetings
13,000 B2B meetings
1,700,000 people participating the events
What can we do for you?
Helping small and medium-sized enterprises to develop their innovative potential and to raise their awareness on Commission policies is the aim of the Enterprise Europe Network. Enterprise Europe Network provides information about funding opportunities, business and technical cooperations and EU programmes. The contacts and information database based on 8 years of experience makes the partners in Enterprise Europe Network to help their clients in going international.
Enterprise Europe Network has offices in;
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada
Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunusia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam
To better convert innovation into commercial success, the network provides support services to encourage SMEs, especially in their early stages, to become more innovative. These are either based on existing EU programmes, or on Member States programmes promoted at regional and national level, or involve exchange of best practice with like-minded businesses.
Fewer than one in ten SMEs do business outside their own country, despite the abolition of national barriers and the opportunities firms with comparative advantages can find in niche markets. By using established contact points, the network can provide specialised advice for companies wishing to expand their operations abroad – not just within the EU, but also further afield.
The Commission will use the network to receive regular feedback from companies to ensure that the policies and initiatives it prepares suit their requirements and will not lead to unnecessary bureaucracy that could harm their competitiveness and innovation potential.
Experience and professionalism
All the organisations in the network, with their different backgrounds in business, research and industry, have extensive experience of helping its clients. Based on the experience gained in eariler international projects and support of the multidisciplinary staff, the network provides integrated approach in supporting companies and researchers.
Not only are greater synergies possible, but the network is also closer to its potential clients. The large number of contact points in each geographical region along the 60+ countries means that entrepreneurs have business support at their doorstep.
Two-way street between entrepreneurs and EU decision makers
Providing practical assistance and advice to business is only one way the network can help SMEs. It will also strengthen the voice of businesses within the EU’s decision-making process. The network can be used as a sounding board, channelling the comments, views and observations of entrepreneurs on the ground back to policy makers in Brussels in order to be fed into discussions on future policy initiatives.