The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

BayFOR is part of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Europe's largest advisory network for SMEs. The Enterprise Europe Network provides SMEs with support in connection with relevant EU-related topics such as EU funding options, international partnerships, EU certification and single market regulations.

The Bavarian Research Alliance as a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network

Application support

Within the Enterprise Europe Network, the Bavarian Research Alliance helps small and medium-sized Bavarian enterprises (SMEs) to prepare EU funding applications for research, development and innovation. In this respect, it acts as the interface between science and industry and promotes the active networking of Bavarian companies and universities at European level. This provides SMEs with access to high-profile research expertise, for example, which makes them more competitive. Universities in turn can work with the companies to convert the results of their research into specific products and services. The focus of the SME advisory service is the framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, and other EU funding programmes which are tailored to SMEs, like the SME Instrument or the European initiative EUREKA Eurostars.

Project partner search

BayFOR can help you search for suitable partners to collaborate in your planned SME research, using a topic-specific search function in a Europe-wide database. This suggests appropriate project partners from different research fields or offers the option to publish a Europe-wide collaboration search which BayFOR will create with you. You can also receive offers directly from us when they are published in this database. Send us an email to sign up for this service: een-partnersuche@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org.

Key Account Management (KAM) Services

One element of Horizon 2020 is the SME Instrument, which is intended for highly innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Bavarian SMEs which receive funding as part of the SME Instrument have the opportunity to work with a business coach for a set period of time. As a Key Account Manager (KAM), BayFOR sets up the initial contact with a suitable business coach who provides the SME with advice on its business plan or offers information on its market potential. BayFOR plans the individual activities in this process and guarantees the quality of the business coaches as well as the professional execution of the process up until the end of the project.

Regional Integration

Partners within the Enterprise Europe Network should engage in the development and implementation of SME-specific initiatives within macro-regional strategies and programmes – for example, strategies for the Balkans, the Mediterranean countries, the Danube region or the Alpine countries. The Bavarian Research Alliance is part of the S3-4AlpClusters (Interreg Alpine Space) and MOVECO (Interreg Danube Transnational Programme) projects and makes use of the synergies that these create.

Consortium

Consortium

The Enterprise Europe Network in Bavaria includes ten partner organisations. You will find here some information on their respective fields of expertise.

Benefits for SMEs

Benefits for SMEs

The Enterprise Europe Network brings added value to SMEs. Find out how!

More information on the Enterprise Europe Network online:

EEN in Bavaria website
Official EEN website
The Enterprise Europe Network on Youtube

Information material about the Enterprise Europe Network

Flyer Enterprise Europe Network
Network-Brochure Enterprise Europe Network (in German)

Contact at BayFOR:

Dipl.-Jur. Natalia García Mozo

Natalia García Mozo
Head of Unit SME Advisory Services
Phone: +49 (0)89 9901888-171
E-mail: mozo@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org

Kevin Wilke

M.Sc. Kevin Wilke
Scientific Officer
Phone: +49 89 9901888-173
E-Mail: wilke@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org

Competent Support for Excellent Research in Bavaria, Europe and the World

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Competent Support for Excellent Research in Bavaria, Europe and the World

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This project receives fundings from the COSME programme under the Specific Agreement Number 671811 (Bavaria2Europe_2) and from Horizon 2020 under the Specific Agreement Number 674871 (Innobavaria_2).

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