New opportunities for European SMEs in Canada

Submitted by Lee Gibson on 16 June 2020

Canada has joined the Enterprise Europe Network - opening up a completely new range of opportunities for European SMEs in North America.

A new business cooperation centre has been established, called the Enterprise Canada Network, comprising the German Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) in Edmonton, Alberta, and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada West (EUCCCW) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

It currently covers the four provinces in Western Canada – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba – and will soon be expanded to cover Eastern Canada as well.

Working with strategic partners in Canada and within a global network of over 600 business support organisations, the Enterprise Canada Network offers access to market intelligence, partnering opportunities, and innovation support for EU SMEs looking for business opportunities in Canada, and vice versa for Canadian SMEs.

"With many years of experience in fostering international connections between SMEs for trade and innovation, the GCCIR and the EUCCCW are thrilled to be able to expand our operations within a network of this calibre, and to provide SMEs from the EU and Canada with new and exciting opportunities," said Dr. Katelyn Petersen, Executive Director of the GCCIR and Coordinator of the Enterprise Canada Network.

Find out more here.

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