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Info Day for SME Support Organisations (The Netherlands)

Date: 19 November 2020

On Thursday, 19 November, the Netherlands went live to kick off the fourth EU Open for Business 2020 Info Day!

Connecting over 100 local SME experts, business owners and entrepreneurs, the digital event format provided a prime opportunity to address how Netherlands SMEs can access finance, find new business partners and adapt for the future.

The video livestream and session recordings from the Info Day can be found here, and the presentations are available for download below.

Programme

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Address

Erik Kuipers, Coordinator Enterprise Europe Network - the Netherlands


Overview on national support for SMEs

Pieter Waasdorp, SME Envoy

Overview on EU Programmes & EU Advisory Support

Giacomo Mattino', Head of Unit Internationalisation of SMEs, DG GROW,  European Commission

Q&A


10:30 – 11:30

EU Partnering Services: Entrepreneurs sharing the secret of success in Europe and beyond

Entrepreneurs and experts present their success stories

SME: Olivier Wallien, Co-founder and Managing Director, Wallien

Enterprise Europe Network Expert: Janine Kaja, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

SME: Benno Brada, the Dolphin Swim Club

Enterprise Europe Network Expert: Marcel van der Kooi, Hanzehogeschool

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Expert: Christian Vietz, International Programme and Social Innovation Manager, Euclid Network

Q&A


11:30 – 12:00

Thematic Table – EU Partnering Services

National experts and entrepreneurs will answer questions from the audience and provide first-hand insights on EU partnering support.


13:00 – 14:00

EU Advisory Services: Entrepreneurs sharing the secret of success in Europe and beyond

Entrepreneurs and experts present their success stories

SME: Michiel Poppink, CEO, Stage Gate 11

Enterprise Europe Network Expert: Herman Hartgers, Kamer van Koophandel

Intellectual Property Right Experts: Erik Kuipers & Hans Kamphuis, Euorpean IP Helpdesk Ambassadors

SOLVIT Expert: Hans W. Mojet, SOLVIT Coordinator

Q&A


14:00 – 14:30

Thematic Table – EU Advisory Services

National experts and entrepreneurs will answer questions from the audience and provide first-hand insights on EU advisory services.


15:00– 16:00

How does the Enterprise Europe Network support SMEs with access to finance?

Entrepreneurs and experts present their success stories

SME: Simon Bosschieter, Sales Director, 4 FOLD

Enterprise Europe Network Expert: Nils Haarman, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

European Investment Project Portal Expert: Lorena Androutsou, Programme manager, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Q&A

Closing Remarks

Lambêr van Nispen, Project Manager, Enterprise Europe Network


16:00 – 16:30

Thematic Table - EU Finance

National experts and entrepreneurs will answer questions and from the audience provide first-hand insights on EU finance support.


 

 
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