International Trade Supports
Business Avenues Programme
EU Business Avenues aims to strengthen the presence of European companies in South East Asia by organising one week business mission to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam It provides strategic, logistic and financial support to European SMEs who want to gain firsthand experience of local markets and establishing business contacts with SE Asian companies.
Services: Matchmaking & networking
Sectors: Waste management; Air pollution control; Recycling; Water solutions; Solar Energy & Biomass; Smart Grid; Energy Efficiency
Click here to visit the EU Business Avenues website for more information.
EU SME Centre
The EU SME Centre is a European Union funded initiative aimed at helping SMEs get ready to do business in China. Located in Beijing, the Centre provides practical information, confidential advice and training in the areas of business development, legal issues, standards and HR.
Services: Knowledge Centre Reports & Guidelines; Ask-the-Expert; Trainings & Webinars; Starter Kit; Hot-Desking
Sectors: Ten key sectors including Food & Beverages; ICT; Cleantech; Healthcare
European ASEAN Business Centre (EABC) in Thailand:
EABC represents European business, in both Thailand and other ASEAN countries. The project supports trade advocacy and facilitates networking, trade shows, while providing a free helpdesk for online queries.
Services: First market entry; Seminar/Events; Publications; Standard/IPR Helpdesk; PR & Communications
Sectors: Automotive; IPR; Insurance; Food & Beverage; Healthcare & Pharmaceutical; Transport & Logistics; Energy; Rail & Infrastructure
EU-Indonesia Business Network:
EIBN provides business supports and market intelligence services including; market research, trade mission support, trade fairs, training, ASEAN-EU Business summits, event promotions and networking events.
Services: Webinars; Publications; Databases; e-Learning; Helpdesk; Partner Search; Business Support Services; Delegations; Events
Sectors: Food & beverage; Textile; Footwear; Automotive; Healthcare; ICT; Clean technology
European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC):
Based in India, EBTC collaborates with EU and Indian business on developing and promoting clean technologies and also helping by helping SMEs to enter Indian markets.
Services: Market intelligence; Identification of projects and partners; Technology promotion, adaption and localisation; Event organisation
Sectors: Biotechnology; Energy; Environment; Transport; IPR Helpdesk
Online enquires and webinars are all free
MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk:
The MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge support on first-line support on IP to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in MERCOSUR and Chile, as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.
Services: Free first-line support helpdesk; Webinars, Publications & Factsheets, Online Training kits, SMES Clinics & Workshops
Sectors: Intellectual Property Rights
Click here to visit the MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk website for more information.
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – A one-stop shop for all your business needs
Helping small companies make the most of the business opportunities in new markets is the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) mission. The Network brings together business support organisations from more than 50 countries, with close to 600 contact points around the world. The Network can advise you on issues as diverse as intellectual property, going international, or EU law and standards, and the global offices run hundreds of business matching events and trade missions each year. The EEN offices are connected through powerful databases and can assist you in identifying international business partners, sourcing new technologies and receiving EU funding or finance. Cork and Dublin Chambers of Commerce are regional contact points for the Enterprise Europe Network in Ireland.