Today, the Commission welcomes the adoption of the first Single Market Programme by the co-legislators. With €4.2 billion over the period of 2021-2027, the programme provides an integrated package to support and strengthen the governance of the single market, including for financial services.
Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Business Planet looks at the EU's big plans to boost start-ups working in Europe's space economy.
Today is the annual World Intellectual Property Day. This year the focus is on the role that intellectual property (IP) rights can play in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow stronger, more competitive businesses. We look at the situation and challenges for SMEs, share video testimonials by some companies that have integrated IP into their business strategy, and explain some of the support available to your small business.
Business Planet heads to Slovenia to see how one start-up is working on making a difference by providing a range of functional clothing for persons with disabilities.
Today we are launching the ‘Horizon Intellectual Property (IP) Scan’ service. This tailored, first-line and free IP support service is designed to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to efficiently manage and valorise IP in collaborative research and innovation efforts.
The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is adapting its organisational structure to help Europe’s industrial ecosystems recover more effectively from the COVID-crisis and to achieve the EU's digital and green goals.
Business Planet heads to Iasi in Romania to see how one tech company got its pharmacy app off the ground thanks to being part of a cluster.
Business Planet heads to Germany to discover how one firm's hydrogen technology could bridge the gap in the quest for clean energy.
Business Planet takes a look at how EU firms can protect their intellectual property from copycats, both at home and abroad.
The first investment under the ‘European Scale-up Action for Risk capital' (ESCALAR) pilot programme has been signed. It concerns the fourth fund of Stockholm-based eEquity, a digital growth equity investor, which will support scale-ups and high-growth SMEs and small mid-caps in several EU countries, with a focus on Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Business Planet heads to Greece to find out what Europe is doing to secure the finite resources that will be critical for high-tech and the renewable energy revolution.
The first anniversary of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) shows the way to deepen trade & business links and contribute to partnerships that will ensure a resilient and sustainable recovery on both sides.
Business Planet heads to Brittany, France, to see how one baker is making dough again after he was forced to close his boulangerie in Paris.
The survey shows how SME financing conditions were affected by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across Europe and indicates the associated disruption in the business activity of many companies. The survey provides key insights into the sources and magnitude of the inflationary pressures perceived by EU SMEs.
The SME Assembly, which is centred around the governance structure of the small business act, takes place every year during SME week and is Europe’s most significant event for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Organised with the German Presidency of the EU, this year’s edition takes place online and presents the winners of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) and the Small and Mid-Cap Awards.
The European Commission's Circular Economy Action Plan seeks to strengthen innovation in the textile sector and dramatically boost recycling. Business Planet visited Monza in Italy to see how an innovative project is helping lead the way.
Business Planet heads to Belgium to see how one entrepreneur has built a stable company thanks to the skills she learnt through a unique European exchange programme: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs.
In this workshop, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, you can find out more about synergies between Enterprise Europe Network's specialised support services and Interreg projects.
The main objective of 'Clusters Go International' is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectorial boundaries, and to support the establishment of 'European Strategic Cluster Partnerships' to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest in non-EU countries.