The gateway to the IRC network offers a clear picture of IRCs' scope of activities and help to identify the nearest assistance point. The IRCs are namely supporting direct access to different sources of innovative technologies for transfer or access to market.
The pilot activities of the IPR Helpdesk are designed to improve IPR related training, education and information with particular attention to young entrepreneurs as well as access to national patent offices and public research facilities.
Easy access to European Business incubators who provide entrepreneurs and investors in newly created firms with a supportive environment to help establish and develop their business.
Other support services
EICs - Euro Info Centres
As SME specialists, Euro Info Centres have a European expertise encompassing several main goals. Their aim is to inform, advise and assist SMEs in all Europe-related areas while taking into account the great variety of enterprises concerned. The network consists of 270 Euro Info Centres and 11 Correspondence Centres located in 37 European and Mediterranean countries.
SMIE - Support Measures and Initiatives for Enterprises
The European Commission Directorate General for Enterprise has developed a Web service called Support Measures and Initiatives for Enterprises - SMIE. This service aims to improve transparency and comparability of SME support measures and initiatives.
Dialogue with Business -http://europa.eu.int/business/en/index.html
This One Stop Internet Shop for Business can answer these and many more because it brings together data, information and advice from many sources. It is part of the European Commission's "Dialogue with Business", a new service to help you to make the best of the Internal Market.