Global Business Inroads (GBI) is the India representative for the European Business and Innovation Center Network (EBN)
We are pleased to announce that Global Business Inroads (GBI) is now the official representative of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) in India, which is a network of 160+ quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres, incubators, accelerators and other support organizations) and 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from over 40 countries around the world. They have 30 years of experience in connecting and coaching innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs to start, grow, and transform our economies.
Key Facts (2014): The EBN network has help start 3,000 companies, hosted 4,050 companies in their incubators and created 13,500 new jobs with a 90% company survival rate after incubation. They have helped raise €284m funding for EU|BIC client companies.
EBN Members (around the world) include: 151 innovation centres / incubator, 18 University / Research Centre, 39 Govt Agency and 8 Chambers.
EBN Core Services:
EU|BIC Services: A unique “certification & benchmarking system” for technology-based incubators & accelerators (the only certification system recognized by the European Union and other international institutions such as ESA, UNDP, etc
International Hub: An open international networking platform delivering smart take-off and soft landing services to ensure that businesses entering or expanding into new markets are introduced to the country’s business practices, culture and opportunities more effectively.
Project Lab: A compendium of relevant opportunities for European Commission funded grants and tenders. They run a growing portfolio of 35+ EU-funded projects
Networking-as-a-Service: Opportunities for online and offline networking between members and others via Congress, TechCamp and Special Interest Groups. They share best practice, success stories and knowledge through downloadable content and events.
EBN Vertical sectors:
Green Economy climate change, environment, energy, cleantech
Bio Economy medical technologies, biotechnologies, health, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, agro-food
Creative and Cultural Industries design, leisure, fashion, media, culture, digital apps
Advanced Manufacturing: robotics, mecatronics, nanotechologies, new materials, industrial processes, photonics