Enterprise Europe Networks

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in which Government Office regions regional Enterprise Europe Networks have been established; and what funding (a) his Department, (b) Business Links and (c) regional development agencies have provided to such networks.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (Women)

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) consortia cover all Government office regions. This includes a joint consortium for East and West Midlands.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has not directly funded the network. In three regions EENs have received funding totalling £55,437 from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). BIS, along with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is a parent Department of UKTI.

No funding has been provided to the EEN by Business Links.

Six regional development agencies (RDAs) have provided funding for the UK EEN totalling £2,212,485.

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