Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) North East helps local companies access European opportunities

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) North East is a team of experts dedicated to helping local companies access opportunities offered by the European Market; boosting innovation and economic activity in North-East England.

A partnership between Teesside University, Newcastle Science City and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI); Enterprise Europe Network North East connects with 580 business support organisations, spanning 49 countries across Europe and beyond. Striving to create new opportunities for businesses, the Enterprise Europe Network helps companies find new international partners providing them with opportunities to enter new markets, develop new products, commercialise new technologies and strengthen consortiums. In addition, the Network can provide assistance and guidance when applying for public or private funding and assist the search for suitable project partners.

Do you need specialised support in a particular area of business? The Network can help you through its Sector Groups.

To provide you with high-quality, added-value services in specific thematic areas, Network partners have joined forces in 17 Sector Groups. Sector Groups are made up of highly competent specialists who help SMEs exploit commercial, technological and research opportunities in their sector.

Using their extensive knowledge and experience, Sector Group members can offer:

  • Tailor made information and hands-on support in sector specific EU legislation, funding opportunities, business intelligence, innovation and technology transfer.
  • Business-to-business matchmaking for commercial, technological and research partnerships within a specific sector or across sectors.
  • Participation in sectoral trade fairs and brokerage events.
  • International company missions.

The Network currently supports 17 Sector Groups, covering the following areas:

  • Aeronautics & Space
  • Agrofood
  • Automotive, Transport & Logistics
  • BioChemTech
  •  Creative Industries
  • Environment
  •  Healthcare
  •  ICT Industry & Services
  •  Intelligent Energy
  •  Maritime Industries & Services
  • Materials
  • Nano- and Microtechnologies
  • Services & Retail
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Textiles & Fashion
  • Tourism & Cultural Heritage
  • Woman Entrepreneurship

Support you can count on:

Teesside University is one of 600 support organisations registered across the EU and further afield to deliver a wide range of services. As a member of the Network, we can provide international links through powerful databases that contain thousands of company and technology profiles.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to  explore this opportunity further please contact Mark Thorpe M.Thorpe@tees.ac.uk or call 01642 384426 .


The Enterprise Europe Network helps EU companies to become more competitive, create new jobs, and ultimately support the overall growth of the European economy. Enterprise Europe Network is co-financed through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP, 2007-13), which is an EU funding initiative offering advice and assistance at no cost to you.