Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)


Senior EU Project Manager
T +43 316 601 560
M +43 664 8179266
E michaela.ahlgrimm-siess@ic-steiermark.at


Head of EU Projects
T +43 316 601 776
M +43 664 8179274
E karin.hoelbling@ic-steiermark.at
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Christina RUPP

EU Project Manager
T +43 316 601 749
M +43 664 8179372
E christina.rupp@ic-steiermark.at


EU Project Manager
T +43 316 601 417
M +43 664 8179376
E lisa-maria.katholnig@ic-steiermark.at

Everything becomes much easier with the right cooperation partner.

This is especially true for businesses which trade internationally or intend to do so. With more than 3,000 experts, the Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest support network for SMEs with European and international ambitions. We combine international know-how with local expertise in order to facilitate the entry of your innovations to international markets.
We can help drive the growth of your business with personalised support, new technology and business partnerships as well as information on funding support available from the EU.
In addition to that the network’s experts in Austria provide support for the better understanding of the EU’s procedures, legislation, EU funding support and the entry in foreign markets by searching for appropriate cooperation partners. The Enterprise Europe Network with its 600 member organisations in 52 countries worldwide is funded by the European Commission which results in the majority of services being free of charge. The aim is to achieve long-term networks and partnerships throughout Europe in order to create the best market opportunities for your international growth.

The Enterprise Europe Network office within the ICS offers the following services for Styrian companies:

  • search for cooperation partners in Europe with the help of the new online Marketplace
  • EU related presentations, seminars and workshops
  • Interintercultural trainings
  • information on EU-funding support
  • organising trade missions
  • export advice
  • organising incoming company missions
  • organising and co-organising cooperation exchanges in different countries and sectors

With the free access to Europe’s largest online partnerships database, our experts help you find new international partners which have strong growth potential. You have the opportunity to create an own cooperation profile either as a business request or offer as well as to search for interesting businesses abroad. Find out more

The second service regarding the business partner search are brokerage events at international conferences and trade fairs which help you save time and money when searching for potential partners. Whether you are looking for a distribution partner for your products, intermediaries in a different country or even want to assume this role yourself – brokerage events will be the best tool for this!