What is the Right Time to Reach Your (International) Ambitions?

28 mrt 2019
Auteur: HSD Foundation

One day the question will come, depending on the nature of your business and the stage you’re in, if you’re ready to conquer the world of security with your product or idea.

Probably you will have a lot more questions and need direction, help or information how to reach your goal as an SME.


As an entrepreneur, you can speed up your own decisions by consulting the SME Connect Team. If you are (or will be) innovating in technologies and solutions for the complex security questions in the domains of national or urban security, protection of critical infrastructures, cyber security and forensic research SME Connect can help. One of the involved partners in this team is the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. The network helps entrepreneurs, research institutions, universities, technology centres and institutions for business and innovation development in finding partners worldwide for free. It has 3,000 experts across more than 600 member organisations in 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes. 


The network helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services:

  • Partnership
  • Advisory 
  • Innovation support

The Network also offers specialised industry expertise across 17 sectors. 


The Enterprise Europe Network can help your business find the right international partners to grow and expand abroad. The network has the reach and expertise to find the right partner(s) for you to, for example:

  • manufacture or distribute your products
  • access new markets
  • find the technology you need to drive innovation in your business
  • cooperate in research and development projects


Search for partners

Network experts will search potential partners for you, saving you time and money. They will:


Partnering database
The Network manages Europe's largest online database of business opportunities. It contains thousands of business, technology and research cooperation requests and offers from companies and research and development institutions. The database is accessible for free. Take a look for the  current opportunities.


The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce is one of the EEN network partners. The counsellors of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce utilize the EEN-database and actively exploit their own network in order to achieve the best (international) match between companies/entrepreneurs. The aim of the Enterprise Europe Network and the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce is to assist companies in finding international partners for cooperation.


More information about EEN
For more information about the Enterprise Europe Network you can contact Herman Hartgers (Focus ICT Safety & Security), hermanhartgers@kvk.nl!




SME Connect Consult & Chat
SME Connect can help you achieve your (international) ambitions and help you with your questions. You can contact the team for all of your questions. You can also visit the SME Connect Consult & Chat session hosted every first Monday of the month at the HSD Campus from 13.30 till 14.30 hours, on the 7th floor. The consultation session is free of charge, and an appointment is not necessary. Come connect, consult and chat with our SME Connect Team!

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