Finding a partner abroad
Finding a partner abroad for your business, an overview of an EEN service at Cork Chamber
Enterprise Europe Network at Cork Chamber is connected to a Network that manages Europe’s largest online database of over ten thousand business opportunities in 65 countries. This enables us to access expertise and contacts to connect you with the right international partners.
It’s possible for local Cork based businesses (both members and non-members of Cork Chamber) to search for business offers and requests to find new international business or academic partners. The database contains profiles of companies looking or offering to co-develop and supply your products, ideas and services or act a distributor, supplier, manufacturer, partner for joint venture, franchising, and outsourcing agreements.
The network is increasingly useful for strategic sourcing requests in a bid to save time and costs and improve supply chains.
How Cork Chamber EEN works with you
With an Enterprise Europe Network client account, subscribe to partner opportunity email alerts based on your own search criteria
Express your interest by telling us about your company. These are live opportunities. Your registration of interest on the site is just like a professional approach to a business at a networking event. To stand the best chance of success, make your submission really stand out. State clearly why the client who posted the opportunity should work with you. Ask questions and tailor your expression of interest to the address the request or offer to find a good match.
We’ll discuss with you. We collate responses and introduce matched partners to each other. We put the right partners in touch. Our role is to review and collate the most suitable submissions, and then send them to the client who posted the opportunity. We consult with you, and the client, to make the process as straightforward as possible.
Once the client has chosen their partner, we’ll introduce them over email and keep in touch with both parties to see how it’s going. Sometimes things progress quickly. Sometimes because of changing priorities for either party, things progress slowly, but often a good match comes along.
Our Enterprise Europe Network team based in Cork Chamber is here to help you grow your business through tailored support, powered by our worldwide network.
Cathal is the International Relations Manager at Cork Chamber with responsibility for Connecting Cork, the Enterprise Europe Network and the Cork Financial Services Forum. He focuses on supporting businesses through trade missions, events and business-matching initiatives to access new markets, showcasing Cork to a global audience and raising the profile of Cork to support the attraction of investment and talent to the region.
Through the EEN, Grace will be working with SMEs in the region in helping them to innovate and grow on an international scale. She will combine international business expertise with her local knowledge to offer personalised services and opportunities to businesses.
Grace has strong experience developing micro and small businesses in Cork, having previously worked as an Economic Enterprise and Business Development Executive with the South Cork Local Enterprise Office. She holds a B.A. (Hons) Major in Economics and a MSc Business Economics from University College Cork.
You can continue to search for and stay updated on SME and academic partners to manufacture, distribute, co-develop and supply your products, ideas and services.
Get in touch to assess if profiling your company could support your company’s international journey.