Practical Help

  • How do I find a new market / partner abroad?
  • How can I sell or buy innovative ideas or technology?
  • What kind of financial sources I can get access to?
  • What does this legislation mean for my business?
  • How can I protect my business, my ideas?
  • How can I get access to open calls?

Thanks to the 600 organisations that are members of the Network in the EU and abroad, the Enterprise Europe Network provides advice and assistance to small companies, helping them to take advantage of business opportunities in new markets by promoting business and technology partnering opportunities at local, regional, national and international level, across a broad range of industrial and service sectors.

Going International

When you expand your business to another country, you need competent and trustworthy partners. The Enterprise Europe Network helps you find them. The Network business database contains thousand of company profiles and you can meet potential partners at matchmaking events organised by the Network Partners.

Technology and Innovation

If you need a certain technology or innovation to complete your business or a business application for your technology, the Network can help.
Using Europe's largest database of cutting-edge technologies, containing more than 13,000 profiles, the Network brings together research and commercial applications. The database is updated with new profiles on a weekly basis.

Research Funding and R&D Cooperation

Taking part in an EU-funded research project is a great way to boost your company's competitiveness. The Network Partners will help you identify your needs and connect you with the right partners for successful projects.

Advice on Law and Standards

- Do you need to know how certain laws and regulations affect your business?
The Network' partners can help you find accurate information and make it easier to sell your product in another country.

Intellectual Property and Patents

- Are you interested in patenting a new idea, product, service or process?
The Network partners will put you in touch with the right organisations and will help you work out how to protect your firm's ideas and technologies.

Access to Finance

Getting finance can be a big challenge for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
- Do you know who offers venture capital or loans abroad?
The Network partners can help your company to identify and to get access to relevant finance sources.

Information desk

Our enquiry service can provide tailor-made responses to any enquiries about Japan (for EU companies) or the EU (fro Japanese companies) you may have or lead you to the relevant sources of information.

Seminars and managerial training programmes

The EU-Japan Centre organises information seminars and managerial training programmes in Japan and in the EU. 
Have a look on our calendar of our forthcoming activities.

Online services

Sign up to our website and you can receive our e-Alerts which contain the latest news and partnership opportunities.

Your Commitment

Although most of our services are free of charge, in order to provide customised support and target our limited resources effectively, we give priority to companies who actively engage with us. Please have a look at the commitment agreement.