EEN BCC Performance Report 2015 Published
EUROPEAN COMMISSION Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has prepared Annual Performance Report for the Business Cooperation Centres (BCC). The report compares the performance of the BCC of the Enterprise Europe Network in third countries in the first year of operation under the COSME Programme (1 January – 31 December 2015). The report allows Business Cooperation Centres to benchmark their performance vis-a-vis Network partners in neighboring countries or regions. On the other hand, European Network partners may use the report to identify well-performing Business Cooperation Centres in markets of particular interest to their local SME clients.
Business Cooperation Centres were assessed on their capacity to facilitate business cooperation, technology transfer and research collaboration between European companies and enterprises in third countries, e.g. via:
- the organisation of brokerage events (b2b meetings);
- company missions;
- use of the Network's Partnership Opportunities Database (POD).
PDF-version of the report can be downloaded here.
The Enterprise Europe Network is a European Union initiative aimed at providing business and innovation support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). To date, the Enterprise Europe Network remains the world's largest business and innovation support network and currently consists of 600 partner organisations located in 63 countries. More than 4500 internationalisation experts and technology transfer practitioners offer a wide range of business and innovation support services to enterprises. The members of the Enterprise Europe Network are chambers of commerce, regional development organisations, SME organisations, research institutes, universities, technology centres and innovation centres. The Republican Centre for Technology Transfer is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network since March 15, 2015.