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Are you looking for new technologies to improve your products?

Do you need help finding the best solution for financing innovation within your company?

If yes, you may be interested to know that there is a range of on line services available to you which provide support and guidance on innovation matters.

This section provides access to these services.

Technology Transfer

+ Innovation Relay Centres -
Innovation Logo 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.
+ Technology Marketplace - /marketplace/
Technology Marketplace illustration Easy multilingual access to new and emerging technologies awaiting exploitation.

Business Planning and Access to Finance

+ Gate2Growth -
Gate 2 Growth logo is a unique portal, bringing together a community of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and several networks supported by the European Commission.

NEW: Online business plan self-assessment tool for entrepreneurs. Read more

Intellectual Property Rights

+ Intellectual Property Rights HelpDesk -

Intellectual Property Right Logo 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.

Supporting Start-ups

+ BICs - Business Innovation Centres -

EBN Logo EBN is the leading European network gathering 160 Business and Innovation centres (B.I.C.s) and similar organisations such as incubators, innovation centres and entrepreneurship centres.
+ Business Incubators - /incubators/
Business Incubator 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 -
Euro Info Centres Logo 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 -
SMIE - Support Measures and Initiatives for Enterprises logo 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 -
Dialogue with Business 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.
+ - This Portal provides information and services to assist Europe's citizens and enterprises carry out cross-border activities.
+ Europe direct -
Europe direct logo Your direct line to the European Union
For your questions on the European Union


To search for contact details of all European networks related to Research and Innovation

visit the CORDIS Contacts Service

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