The Good Practice “Permanent Virtual Platform “Innovation in Environment, Energy and Circular Economy” as supported by Innosuisse and Swiss EEN – has won the best practice category, “Client support” as voted by the Enterprise Europe Network members.

This Good Practice demonstrated the Network’s ability to provide EEN core services even in a world-wide crisis, upgrading them by using innovative digital solutions and working together across different thematic EEN groups. The EEN Brokerage Event service – usually taking place on-site – was completely revised to ensure ongoing business opportunities for the network’s clients. The result is a virtual partnering and knowledge platform, including webinars and information material.

Strong interest from clients in the EU and worldwide confirmed the approach. Due to the positive feedback, the two EEN Sector Groups Intelligent Energy and Environment and the EEN Thematic Group Circular Economy decided to keep the virtual matchmaking and knowledge platform continuously open until end of 2021. Currently, nearly 1,400 participants from 57 countries are registered and thousands of meetings have taken place. The Swiss EEN at Innosuisse participated in the good practice with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as Swiss initiator and chair of the Thematic Group Circular Economy and member of the Sector Group Intelligent Energy and with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as member of the Sector Group Environment and Thematic Group Circular Economy.

Information & registration for this ongoing virtual event: https://international-partnering-environment-2020.b2match.io/



Overview of EEN Sector Groups, EEN Thematic Groups and Swiss EEN members:

  • SG BioChemTech: Nicolas Lentze
  • SG Environment: Kathrin Rüegg
  • SG Food: Nicolas Lentze & Kathrin Rüegg
  • SG Healthcare: Nicolas Lentze
  • SG ICT: Emile Dupont
  • SG Intelligent Energy: Ernst-Jan van Hattum
  • SG Materials: Ines Rossetti
  • TG Circular Economy: Ernst-Jan van Hattum & Kathrin Rüegg
  • TG Research: Nicolas Lentze

Contact Details for all EEN SG/TG group members: Link