RTC North is home to the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in the North of England. The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest business network and a great platform on which to promote your business, technology or ideas across Europe and beyond. The EEN consists of 600 member organisations, including chambers of commerce, industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies. These organisations are all tasked with helping connect companies for commercial, research or technology partnerships.
Specifically designed for SMEs but also available to all businesses, research centres and universities across Europe, the Network is funded by the European Commission and Innovate UK. The EEN is now central to the European Commission’s R&D and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The EEN's scope includes account managing and supporting some of the leading technology SMEs in Europe and adding further value to SMEs such as through providing one-to-one expert advice on enhancing their innovation management capacity.