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About Us

With over 600 partner organizations, the Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. Within the Enterprise Europe Network, a country outside the EU can be represented by a consortium forming a Business Cooperation Centre. The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), located in Edmonton, Alberta, and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West (EUCCCW), located in Vancouver, British Colombia, have partnered to form such a Business Cooperation Centre. This Canadian entity is called the Enterprise Europe Network Canada and is coordinated by the GCCIR. The Network works closely with both Canadian and European colleagues to advance opportunities for SMEs by providing business and innovation support services that help to strengthen companies' competitiveness and sustainability. The Enterprise Europe Network Canada currently covers Canada's four western provinces - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is an initiative for the development of European–Canadian research and business relations. Based in Edmonton, Alberta and located in the TEC Edmonton Business Accelerator, the GCCIR provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry, as well as cultural exchange. The central focus is on enhancing international knowledge and technology transfer, and on raising the profile of Canada and Europe as centres of excellence in innovation and research. In addition to multiple academic partnerships, the GCCIR works with the Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation to operate the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund, which is aimed at facilitating and supporting joint, innovative technology development projects between Albertan and European SMEs.

EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West

The EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada West (EUCCCW) is an independent, privately organized, non-profit, bilateral trade organization, established in 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The chamber acts as a service-centre for providing information, business assistance and soft landing services to Canadian SME's looking to expand their operations in the EU and to European SME's interested in doing business in Canada. EUCCCW works with governments and strategic public and private sector partners to organize CETA info sessions, trade & investment seminars, business forums and ad-hoc B2B meetings, missions to trade fairs and conventions, marketing and promotional campaigns and generally acts as a catalyst between economic operators in Canada (with a focus on Western Canada) and in the EU.