Enterprise Europe Network is open for business and supporting ambitious businesses very much as usual during the lead up to Brexit.
Enterprise Europe Network is open for business and supporting ambitious businesses very much as usual during the lead-up to Brexit.
Between now and Brexit
With the UK set to leave the European Union from 2019, EEN’s role within the UK post-Brexit will be one of many business support areas up for discussion during the negotiating period.
But between now and April 2019, the UK remains a full member of the EU: that means fully-funded programmes such as EEN carry on working as hard as ever.
Now's the time to act
For businesses with agility and ambition, despite inevitable uncertainty about support infrastructures in the longer term, rapidly changing global environments are a good time to think afresh and seek new opportunities.
So whether it’s seeking international partners, improving your ability to commercialise new ideas, looking for expert insight or exploring a range of funding opportunities, EEN is as keen as ever to support you every step of the way.
Indeed, European funding opportunities - such as through the Horizon 2020 programme – are still a great opportunity for UK businesses and research institutions. Soon after last year’s EU referendum, UK government committed to supporting businesses in receipt of such approved funds through to completion, regardless of whether formal Brexit happened in the meantime.
So the message from EEN is loud and clear: we’re still open for business and keen to connect you to innovation and internationalisation success. Things may change from 2019 but right here, right now, there’s work to be done!