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Call for Expressions of Interest - 'Business Cooperation Centres' in third countries for the Enterprise Europe Network (2015/2020) Published on: 30/07/2014

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Deadline:
31/10/2014
Number:
COS-Art-7-001

This call for expressions of interest addresses leading business and innovation support organisations located in third countries other than those participating in the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME).

The objective is to establish 'Business Cooperation Centres' for the Enterprise Europe Network in international markets in order to form a unique international network of excellence facilitating business cooperation, technology transfer and research collaboration.

About the ‘Enterprise Europe Network’
The 'Enterprise Europe Network' is a European Union flagship initiative aimed at providing business and innovation support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe and important international growth markets. To date, the Enterprise Europe Network remains the world's largest business and innovation support network and currently consists of 600 partner organisations located in 54 countries. More than 4500 internationalisation experts and technology transfer practitioners offer a wide range of business and innovation support services to enterprises. The partners of the Enterprise Europe Network are chambers of commerce, regional development organisations, SME organisations, research institutes, universities, technology centres and innovation centres. Their specialised knowledge of the local and regional business environment ensures that their services offer real added-value to their clients, mainly SMEs.

Submission of applications
Applications must be submitted in accordance with the formal requirements and within the given deadline. The applications must be submitted electronically via the official EUSURVEY online submission form.
Deadline for the submission of applications: 31 October 2014 / 18.00h (Brussels time)  -  next cut-off date for further applications: 15 March 2015

Enquiries from applicants
EASME is available to answer questions related to the content of this call for expressions of interest. Questions should be sent to the following email address: EASME-COSME-EEN-CALL-ART7@ec.europa.eu    
In order to ensure equal conditions to all applicants, we will not reply to emails individually. EASME collects all questions received and then answers them in a FAQ periodically published.

Information day

Documents

The terms of reference and FAQ for the call is available on the following page: http://ec.europa.eu/easme/business-cooperation-centres_en.htm

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