Finding a European business partner is a great way to develop your business, whether you want to explore new markets, or exploit innovative technology.
A local partner gives you instant market knowledge, removes language barriers, and raises your profile within the industry. Sharing innovative technology can give you a competitive edge through improving processes or expanding your product range.
Before you begin, you need to consider the strategic reasons for finding a business partner.
Enterprise Europe Northern Ireland can help your company to find partners through our colleagues in other parts of the Enterprise Europe Network. We have 3 main tools on the column to the right:
Our tool contains the profiles of organisations looking for, or offering an innovative technology. The most common forms of collaboration are licensing, joint venture, or manufacturing agreement.
When companies enter another European market, they often do it by using an agent or distributor based there. We can publish your partnership request on this database, or you can search it for requests made by other European companies.
Organisations can search this tool for partners for FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development). This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe.