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International SME support increases prosperity – how to benefit from the expertise of the Enterprise Europe Network

Time: 15:00-15:50 Wednesday 9 November

Venue: Fogelström

The Enterprise Europe Network helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally. This seminar invites participants to get in touch with an established support network that already covers the entire Baltic Sea Region. Come and explore areas of collaboration, building a common vision for the BSR.

Learn about the Network’s services for SMEs:
a) International partnership services: business cooperation, technology transfer, innovation and research projects.
b) Information & advisory services: innovation support services; Horizon 2020: services for beneficiaries of the SME instrument; innovation management; intellectual property rights (IPR); access to international markets; access to finance; resource efficiency.
c) Feedback from SMEs concerning EU initiatives, EU legislation. Meet a Network client who – with the support of the Network - enhanced the competitiveness of his/her enterprise and shaped its innovation potential into international commercial success. Discuss with an experienced Network partner how you could make good use of the Network’s SME-related expertise concerning innovation and internationalisation when it comes to formulating EUSBSR Strategic Action Plans, etc.
Sandra Steinhauer, Policy Officer, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Theresa Ryberg and Adam Edström, EEN partners in Stockholm
Olof Nilsson, Medins
Mats Nordström, IQMtel
Gunilla Nordlöf, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Moderator: Björn Langbäck, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Political seminar
Main organiser:
European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Seminar contact person:
Sandra Steinhauer

Seminar partner organisations:
Enterprise Europe Network Sweden
Tillväxtverket - The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Sub-objective of the EUSBSR:
Connect the Region: Connecting people in the region
Increase Prosperity: Improved global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region