European Business and Innovation Centre Network
EBN is a network of 150 quality-certified EU|BICs and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
EBN is an established not-for-profit international association of EU|BICs, incubators, innovation centres, clusters and other intermediaries who support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. EBN is also a community of professionals whose day-to-day work helps these businesses to grow in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way. EBN’s 250 members are spread over 40 countries in and out of Europe.
EBN in a nutshell:
UNIQUE: EBN offers a unique ‘quality & benchmarking system’ for innovation-based incubators & accelerators recognised by the EU (European Commission), and other international institutions such as ESA, UNDP, etc.
OPEN: EBN acts as an open international networking platform for intermediaries, start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs delivering smart take-off and soft landing services. We offer cross-border and international connections and B2B/partnership opportunities to our members, their customers, and partners.
EFFICIENT: EBN is an efficient EU-funded collaborative projects lab, where we develop new proposals for the benefit of our members on a series of strategic and relevant matters.
SOLID: EBN has a solid reputation within European government circles, international organisations (ESA, UNDP), national/regional public authorities, and non-EU territories and agencies.
RESPECTED: EBN relies on a respected and comprehensive expertise in entrepreneurship, incubation, clustering, regional economic development and applied innovation built on 30-years’ experience