A Joint Operating Agreement has been signed for the new Enterprise Europe Network period
On March 24-25, the meeting of the partners of the Enterprise Europe Network Lithuania consortium was held and the agreement on joint activities was signed between the partners - the Lithuanian Innovation Center, and Kaunas, Klaipėda, Vilnius Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, jointly implement the 3.5-year phase of the Enterprise Europe Network project. The agreement was signed by the directors of the consortium partners.
Starting in January of 2022 a new period of operation of the Enterprise Europe Network has begun that will last for 3.5 years. The start of the new phase was marked on 22nd of February at the EEN Launch event, presenting guidelines for the network's activities, a renewed network of partners, and a new platform for cooperation and business services.
Jacob Boratynski, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), in his welcome speech emphasized the importance of European networking, clusters, research organizations and European digital innovation centers as well as other organizations to provide services to businesses that can help them rebuild disrupted supply chains and ensure their growth, sustainability and resilience, and to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of green and digital transformation.
Jean-David Malo, Director of the European Innovation Council and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EISMEA), spoke about the European Innovation Council's measures to fund innovative business projects, cooperation between Enterprise Europe Network sectoral and thematic groups in business services, network sustainability experts to help businesses move to more sustainable business models.
A new cooperation platform has been created for the new period, which will encourage communication and cooperation and improve the provision of services. At the same time, the search for international business, technology and research, experimental development and innovation (MTEPI) with international partners will continue, business missions and business contacts will take place, and new services in the field of sustainability and digitalization will be provided by Enterprise Europe Network experts.
To find out more about new opportunities and services for companies, please contact: https://eenlietuva.eu/kontaktai/.
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is Europe's largest one-stop business support network, bringing together almost 600 organizations in more than 60 countries. In Lithuania, the Enterprise Europe Network exists since 2008 and is represented by four organizations: the Lithuanian Innovation Center and the Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. Network organizations provide services to small and medium-sized businesses through databases and many years of collaborative experience. Network organizations provide free public services to help businesses (especially SMEs) grow their business in international markets. Also inform about the European Commission programs, initiatives, and regulations