Enterprise Europe Network helps ambitious innovative businesses in many ways. This simple infographic illustrates just a few of them.
The headline figure of 8,107 is the total number of companies to have engaged with EEN and benefited from advice, guidance, and intensive support. This milestone was reached at the end of March 2018, so by the time you read this the figure will be higher, with new clients coming on board all the time.
All the figures presented here cover the 39 months starting in January 2015, when Innovate UK first became involved with EEN and launched the single national consortium covering England, Northern Ireland and Wales. EEN in Scotland is co-ordinated by our colleagues at Scottish Enterprise. We take a fresh count every quarter, with these most recent milestone measures taken in March and the next due for the end of June 2018.
Within the number of 8,107 SMEs supported we see how many interventions have led on to international collaborations between companies. We then see the nature of these partnerships, ranging from market access support to formal business partnerships.
Other highlights include the number of companies that have been coached and mentored, and how much funding and finance businesses have raised thanks directly to EEN support and advice. Finally, we show the huge number of potential connections UK companies have made at our brokerage events and overseas missions.