The strengthening of competitiveness and innovation, especially in relation to SMEs, is central to European Union policy. Enterprise Europe Network is the central planner and conductor of relevant policies. This is a particularly ambitious but concerted effort which aims to consolidate and complete a wide range of value-added services for SMEs using the concept of “one-stop-shop” and under the guise of a unique organisational mechanism-network. The network is comprised of 600 organisations from more than 40 countries, which include other than the 27 member-states, the candidate countries [Croatia, FYROM, Turkey], the members of the European Economic Zone, as well as third countries [eg from the West Balkans, Russia, Armenia, U.S.A., Egypt and others].
The Greek hub of EEN [Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas] forms the largest network of comprehensive business support in the country, comprised of research and technical institutions, commercial and industrial business chambers and other established organisations in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation.
2008 to 2016
European Commission [DG Enterprise and Industry]
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Co-ordinator [2008-2010], Partner [2011-2013], Co-ordinator [2013-2014], Partner [2015-2016]
Access to European database with business profiles from the whole of Europe, agreements of cooperation between research organizations - companies, promotion of Greek technology in Europe and vice-versa. European distinction for good practices. Awards from DG Enterprise.