The European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN)

Created in 1984 to co- ordinate the activities of EC Business & Innovation Centres (BICs). Over the last three decades, EBN has become a reference point in Europe on innovation, spin-off, incubation, entrepreneurship, SMEs, and internationalisation through the ‘Soft Landing’ service, a new co-incubation service for innovation led companies who wish to explore new markets offered by EBN Business Innovation Centres and other incubators at a selection of global locations. EBN is responsible for the overall coordination and dissemination of the ACE Programme, including its expansion and sustainability beyond the ACE project’s lifetime. 


StartUpEurope Hub provides a platform where innovative ICT start-ups can access support services to help their businesses grow. Support is available to help them throughout their development, from raising capital, accessing legal advice, through to moving into new international markets. The services provided on StartUpEurope Hub are implemented by different EU funded projects. Visit the portal at and find out what services are available..