The Helpdesk collaborators program brings together different Business Support Organizations(BSOs) and other entities actively promoting the internationalization of EU/COSME SMEs. By becoming a collaborator, your organization will have full access to exclusive IP resources and benefits that could complement the services that you are already offering to your target organizations.

If you want to request free membership for your organization contact us and enjoy the benefits of becoming one of our collaborators:

  • Ad hoc webinars adapted to sectors and topics of your target’s interests.
  • Full access to our Train the Trainers events.
  • Joint IP materials adapted to the needs of your target audiences.
  • Free access to IP presentations and audio visual material.
  • Presence in our collaborators site with logo, link and description of your organization.


MedFIT is the leading European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the fields of medical technology, diagnostic and digital health. MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As a leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to build partnerships for all public and private actors, to source innovative and competitive early-stage R&D projects, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.

INNOWWIDE – Viability assessment of collaborative and INNOvative business solutions in WorldWIDE markets, is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to fund at least 120 European innovative SMEs and start-ups to conduct Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in markets outside of Europe. INNOWWIDE pilot call intends to bring European highly innovative SMEs to the forefront of international markets by opening two calls that will allow them to conduct Viability Assessment Projects in cooperation with local stakeholders. Selected companies will receive a 60000€ grant to grow their business internationally.

Granting intellectual property rights to your innovations is the task of the Austrian Patent Office, the central authority for industrial property law in Austria. Successful concepts and technical developments ‘invite’ imitations. Temporary intellectual property rights with a monopoly nature help with this. The Austrian Patent Office effectively provides you with security and, as the national competence centre, safeguards your legitimate interests. Patents, protection certificates and utility models protect your inventions, while registrations protect your trademarks and designs.

Such a concentrated amount of expertise relating to industrial property law cannot be found anywhere else in Austria. In the Patent Office, over 200 experts are responsible for protecting the inventions, designs and trademarks of Austrian businesses. They examine each individual case in compliance with the strictest quality criteria and provide your products with the best possible protection.

BioM is the central network organization for the biotechnology sector in Munich and Bavaria, commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. As a non-profit organization, BioM supports the biotech community with its extensive network in a variety of ways. The cluster management acts as a centralized access point to connect Bavarian life science companies with relevant national and international partners.

BioM supports Bavarian biotech companies at every stage of setting up their business. For this, BioM has developed a unique support program, tailor-made for aspiring start-ups and entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector - the virtual incubator BioM inQlab. In total, BioM has supported more than 200 start-up companies over the last 20 years. In addition, BioM offers a variety of workshops and training courses on industry-specific topics.

Belgo-Luxembourg-Colombian (BeLCol) Chamber of Commerce aims at supporting the development and strength of relationships between these three countries. Particularly contributing to the growth of commercial projects and promoting the trade and investment, taking advantages of the many opportunities that offers the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia.

The Chamber is building progressively a broad network of contacts, establishing a collective support and a cooperative perspective to the bilateral relationships between Belgium-Luxembourg and Colombia. BeLCol is a privileged interlocutor instructing about its countries and helping the interested parties in boosting, positioning and solidifying their business and objectives, while strengthening the economies and facilitating cooperation to face challenges with the rest of the world.

Holland House Panama (HHP) provides business services and networking opportunities to Dutch, Dutch Caribbean and Panamanian companies. The main aim is to promote international trade and investment between the Kingdom of the Netherlands & Panama. Holland House Panama is an initiative of the Dutch private sector and the Netherlands Embassy in Panama-City. As a bilateral chamber of commerce, it is part of a worldwide network of business hubs, coordinated by NLinBusiness in the Netherlands.

 AHK Chile - CAMCHAL, founded in 1916 by German businessmen in Valparaiso, is a non-profit trade association that currently has around 600 member companies. It promotes the strategic areas of Trade Exchange & Fairs, Innovation & Technology Transfer, Mining, Energy & Sustainability, Dual Training & Capacity Building, thus boosting the economic and social development of both countries. Its initiatives contribute directly to the exchange of technology and know-how, to promote innovation, sustainability and on-the-job training. 

Non-profit association representative of business associations of the Centro Region of Portugal, aiming the promotion of the unity, cooperation and representation of their region. CEC promotes the networking with different players (public, private, regional, national and international) and seeks to contribute towards the internationalization of the Centro region's economy, promote and stimulate business relations, representing 31 business associations in this regional network (about 40.000 companies). CEC is member of relevant business networks, such as RIERC – Network of Entrepreneurship and Incubation of the Centro Region and Enterprise Europe Network. CEC has long experience and knowledge in entrepreneurship, financing, and internationalization, and in the development of innovation management strategies. The vast experience in internationalization projects, has given CEC exceptional promotional and marketing skills, and strong proximity relationships with local stakeholders and knowledge of the regional needs.

Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil is an (EU) European Union-funded initiative that aims at engaging SMEs from Brazil and Member States promoting the exchange of innovative experience, supporting companies into the transition to low carbon technologies and resource efficient processes within the Action target’s sub-sectors and related areas, which mostly contribute to the Brazilian emissions of Green House Gases (GHG).

The initiative is in its second phase, and involves offering technical and financial support to all the selected projects during the first phase. The service providers homologated by the Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil provided technical support in order to turn the partnerships into projects able to obtain funding. The support contemplates market viability, economic and financial services; technical viability services; potential impact services (environmental, cost analysis); legal advisory services and financial consultancy and facilitation to deal with financial entities. Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil also mapped out over 400 institutions and financial instruments available in Europe and Brazil to enable financing of low carbon technologies in the country.

The European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA unites 22 leading exhibition venues in Europe. It was formed in 1992 to focus attention on the economic impact that the exhibition industry achieves throughout Europe.

UFI is the association of the world's leading tradeshow organisers and fairground owners, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.

In order to strengthen the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation, ERANet-LAC will implement two joint calls seeking to coordinate and cluster research programmes. Furthermore, the project will mutually open research infrastructures and coordinate and open innovation programmes.

ERANet-LAC will lay a special focus on the innovation dimension. It will seek to involve European and Latin American innovation agencies in the joint activities as well as in trust-building actions.

Author Institute is an association dedicated to promoting the study and dissemination of intellectual property and collaboration in the development, expansion and improvement of its regulations, with particular emphasis on the European and Latin American areas. For this, the Institute has been focusing its work on the legal aspects of Intellectual Property but also in other aspects of it of increasing interest, such as those related to economic and social sciences. 

ElanBiz aims to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information services to interested European SMEs on how to do business ( i.e regulatory environment, business opportunities, financing mechanism) in specific Latin American countries for European SMEs interested in entering the Latin American market and facilitating advocacy for EU  business.

ELAN Network main aim is to generate technology-based business opportunities between European and Latin American SMEs, and pursues to establish a European and Latin American self-sustainable network of research & innovation actors, in order to promote lasting partnerships; to share knowledge and generate technology transfer, in particular in areas aligned with European applied research; and to increase SME competitiveness. ELAN Network is a Project funded by The European Union.

La Red Centroamericana de Comercio (RCAC) es una plataforma regional de información e inteligencia comercial desarrollada por la Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana (SIECA), a través del Centro de Estudios para la Integración Económica (CEIE) financiado con apoyo del Gobierno de la República de China (Taiwán).