Feeds

EC to launch European business portal

For the little people

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

The European Commission is planning to launch an on-line initiative aimed at improving support for SMEs by the end of the year.

The Commission on Wednesday adopted a communication containing the B2Europe project, which proposes establishing a Web site portal that would offer advice and assistance to business.

The information will be provided by a range of major European business support networks such as Euro Info Centres and Innovation Relay Centres, with the latter a group that helps companies adopt pioneering technology.

According to the Commission, such networks are already a vital source of support for European SMEs, but B2Europe will deliver information quicker and more efficiently than the present system.

"The B2Europe initiative will bring more coherence and public clarity to the services provided by business support networks across Europe. The initiative will enable SMEs to find out quickly which network to approach with their particular query and to obtain the most appropriate service," said Enterprise Commissioner, Erkki Liikanen, in a statement.

The Commission added that the portal, which is expected to be in place by the end of this year, will allow companies to access information about all community business support networks via one address, as well as a query reference and tracking system aimed at directing firms to the appropriate network.

The initiative is also open to other networks and aims to develop closer links with networks such as the National Contact Points for the Research and Development Framework Programme (NCP) and the European Employment Services Network (EURES) for Europe-wide recruitment of labour. © ENN

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.