The success of an R&I project often depends on bringing together the right partners. The five organisations that form the Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency have access to an extensive network of contacts from science, industry (particularly SMEs) and public institutions across Bavaria and the whole of Europe. Our experts are happy to help applicants expand their own networks and put them in touch with suitable Bavarian and/or international partners for innovative projects.
Using a project sketch, we search for specific expertise that will help to bring a project idea to life or complement an existing consortium. At major international events, we hold matchmaking events in an effort to identify new, interesting contacts. We also organise our own networking events, giving Bavaria-based organisations the chance to connect with future cooperation partners.
The Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency can also facilitate access to the services offered by the Enterprise Europe Network.
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the European Union’s largest consultancy network set up especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. It offers sound advice and support related to funding, research programmes, public procurement, market access and innovation support. This makes the EEN a central, international hub for the search for cooperation partners. The network is made up of around 600 organisations from over 60 countries in total – including Bayern Innovativ and the Bavarian Research Alliance, both of which are part of the Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency. They form a link between science and industry and help to actively connect SMEs with universities on a European level.