Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the European IPR Helpdesk

Use the EEN to source and license new technologies for your business

If you are looking for a technical solution or a new technology, it might already exist. We can help you to identify the source of this technology and if possible, help you licence it to improve your business. New technologies are being developed every day, in Ireland and all over the world. Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to consider how new technologies could improve their business and this is something we want to help you with.

The Enterprise Europe Network is an information source on internationally available new technologies.  EEN comprises over 600 partner organisations in more than 50 countries in Europe and beyond. The Network has a total reach of 25 million SMEs.  Enterprise Ireland co-ordinates the Enterprise Europe Network in Ireland  in partnership with the Local Enterprise Offices and the Chambers in Dublin & Cork.

If you are looking for assistance in:

  • identifying licensable technologies for your company, or
  • are interested in how to license out your own proprietary technology, or
  • just have a query on best practice for IP licensing

then the Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Team may be able to help. 

The team at Enterprise Ireland has expert knowledge and significant experience in the field of;

  • technology partnering,
  • technology licensing and
  • technology transfer.

The technology transfer team will advise companies on protecting their interests when licensing technologies and managing intellectual property. 


Who can use the Enterprise Europe Network?

Our services are specifically designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but are also available to all businesses, research centres and Universities. The EEN in Ireland works with all Irish-based companies to help you take advantage of the opportunities that the European market place presents.

Search our database of over 9500 technology requests and offers, business cooperation profiles and research partner requests from companies like yours across Europe, Asia, Russia and the US.


Is there a cost of using this service?

No. This is a non-financial support to assist SMEs become more innovative.


European IPR Helpdesk

The purpose of the European Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk is to raise awareness of IPR matters, to provide customised support for tackling general or specific IP questions, and to empower beneficiaries of the services to develop their own capacities to deal with intellectual property (IP) in their daily business.

The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements.


Key contact/more information 

Enterprise Europe Network

+353 1 727 2880

For more information on how to access EEN services, go to Enterprise Europe Network.