The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It provides practical answers to specific questions in your language, promoting competitiveness and innovation at the local level in Europe and beyond. The network is made up of 600 points employing a total of nearly 3 000 experienced staff spread around Europe. One of them works at Torun Technology Park!
A research voucher provides funding to entrepreneurs so that they can co-work with an external expert, such as independent research institute, gaining new knowledge to help their business innovate, develop and grow.
Voucher relates to the purchase of the following services: industrial research and experimental development, product verification in compliance with regulations applicable in the given industry (research in the matter of model/prototype of a new product).
Cooperation Link Fund
EEN PACT project started from the need to improve the environmental performances of SMEs in Europe and in particular in Central and Eastern European Countries. The strategic objectives of the EEN-PACT project were to contribute to the improvement of environmental performances of SMEs in Europe, to give priority and focus mainly on New Member States through the exchange of best practices with EU-15 Member States and through the use of material and experience produced by the projects financed within the previous call for proposals and to support business support organisations in tackling environmental issues.
InKoR- innovation, cooperation, region
On July 2012, the experts from Park (in partnership with the Dutch Syntens organization) has launched implementation of innovative project - Cooperation in favor of building innovation capacity of enterprises in Kuyavian-Pomeranian region.
The project has been developed in response to the low level of cooperation between companies and between companies and business support organization, that was leading to low innovation capacity of regional businesses.
As a project result, basing on the solutions developed by the Syntens organization a new model of cooperation stimulating innovation is being developed and then implemented.
The main goal of Young SMEs was to define recommendations for local and regional development strategies and instruments to support the market consolidation and competitiveness of SMEs with the focus on companies between the third and fifth year of their operations. These copmanies have the most trouble with staying on the market. The survival rate for SMEs goes down drastically to 49% by the fifth year of operations. The project comprises twelve partners from: Spain, Malta, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia and Poland . The leader of the project was INCYDE Foundation from Spain.