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Call for Expressions of Interest - 'Business Cooperation Centres' in third countries for the Enterprise Europe Network (2015 - 2020)

Call for Expressions of Interest - 'Business Cooperation Centres' in third countries for the Enterprise Europe Network (2015 - 2020)
Published on: 30/07/2014 Last update: 27/07/2015
Deadline: 15/12/2015
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
Applicants will find all relevant documents and links for the submission of applications on this webpage.

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: 15 December 2015 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

Questions and answers
Potential applicants should address questions related to the content of this call by e-mail to Only questions sent to this mailbox will be answered.

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 on this webpage.

Information day
Presentations of the information day, which took place in 2014 can be found below. Questions raised by participants are included in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document on this page.


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