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Points of View:

What kind of services are being offered to SMEs?

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Essentially, SMEs can benefit from three main types of service:

  • Information and consulting on single market, regulations, funding opportunities and policies
  • Assisting SMEs in developing within new markets, building partnerships (business, technological or research)
  • Providing a way to give feedback to the Commission and European Institutions on policies and regulations.

Actual services in more detail:

  • Providing personalised information via Q&A (eg. What does my product need to comply with if I want to export in this country?)
  • Organising thematic workshops (eg. on the REACH directives related to chemical substances)
  • Creating business opportunities or technology offers (through customised subscription)
  • Searching for partners in Europe (creating a partnership profile and disseminating it through the network to identify potential partners)
  • Organising match-making and technology brokerage events
  • Taking companies abroad (company missions) or organising meetings with local enterprises for other European companies
  • Consulting on innovation, legal matters (regulations and standards), and intellectual property matters.