European BIC Network
EBN - the European BIC Network (Business Innovation Centre) - is a non profit making association based in Brussels. EBN offers services aiming at co-ordinating the activities of BICs, & developing and promoting the BIC concept within and outside the European Union. Since its creation in 1984, EBN has grown substantially and there are now 160 BICs (full members) in 21 countries in addition to 70 associate members who share the same objective of SME support and development.
EBN's mission is to provide services and support to members in the search for excellence in the field of innovation and SME development.
EBN's role involves facilitating and organising access to know-how and added-value information, mutualising expertise and methodologies, and strengthening members' identity and competitiveness. EBN also has the responsibility of monitoring the quality of the network and the European EC-BIC label.