The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), as the world’s largest support network for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is rooted in regional ecosystems. The ERDF supports SMEs, and European Territorial Cooperation offers adequate framework for peer-to-peer exchanges, and a participatory approach, while it underpins growth, jobs, and the economic activity of functional areas.

In the Macro Regional Strategies and through Interreg transnational and cross-border programmes, challenges around entrepreneurship, research & innovation, and broader economic development including internationalization are addressed in tight collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network.

In the Baltic Sea Region, clusters also benefitted from the matching services of the EEN. For example, the project ILDA Care within the Innovation Express call of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme aims at developing new value chains in the logistics, digitalisation and automation in the care sector. The project participants started their cooperation at the fifth Cluster Matchmaking Conference which was organized by the Enterprise Europe Network. 


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