The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is to expand into India and Canada, according to an announcement made at the network’s annual conference in Cyprus.
The network has opened three centres in New Delhi, and an office is planned for Canada, says the announcement. It will also extend operations in China by opening four branches in Shanghai and Nanjing.
The EEN brings together business support organisations in over 50 countries to help small and medium-sized enterprises find business and technology partners and to begin trading abroad.
The commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, said: “Europe’s SMEs need access to the global economy if they are to flourish. These new Network branches in Asia and Canada will create even more opportunities for companies.”
The Network’s partnership services generate about 1000 additional jobs every year.