Business acceleration services
The EIC pilot offers business acceleration services to support small and medium sized-enterprises (SMEs).
This programme offers networking opportunities and privileged access to finance through
- matchmaking events with world-leading companies
- access to trade fairs
- invitations to investor meetings
In addition to the support available to EIC pilot funded small companies, there are a number of other EU schemes to help innovators and entrepreneurs grow their networks.
Other networking initiatives from the EU
Startup Europe – connecting start-up companies
The aim of this initiative is to connect European start-up companies and help them grow.
Partner search services
Businesses and other potential applicants can find partners in innovation through the Horizon 2020's Participant Portal.
National Contact Points
National or regional Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) can help companies, scientists and innovators to find potential partners and networking opportunities at home and across Europe.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
This network helps SMEs make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. Its many services are offered free of charge by 600 member organisations such as chambers of commerce and development agencies.