Finding partners

Finding partners at the regional, national, European and international level
Perhaps you are looking for customers, partners or suppliers at the local or international level? You may be looking for reliable databases you can search or register your own details? Here are some bodies that can help you in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Trade organizations

Some professional bodies active in the Brussels-Capital Region can help you find business partners.

Priority areas

The website of hub.brussels contains information on Brussels-Capital Region’s priority areas of innovation (as defined in the Brussels-Capital Region’s Economy and Employment Contract C2E) with links to specialist websites and publications. Four priority areas are addressed:

  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
    This Business Unit focuses on companies and entrepreneurs who are active in the sectors of software program development, multimedia technologies and telecommunication systems.
  • Environment
    The Environmental Technologies BU has set up a special portal with centralised access to a host of information relating to enterprise, environment and innovation.
    Online: www.brusselsgreentech.be
  • Health
    Detailed information on Brussels’ expertise in biotechnology (firms, research laboratories, institutional actors) is published at www.biotechinbrussels.be.
  • Biotechnology
    Bio and Pharma businesses and competence centres in Brussels are presented at biotechinbrussels.be.

Partners at European level

hub.brussels and BECI join forces in Enterprise Europe Brussels, the Brussels-Capital Region’s representative in Enterprise Europe. This European network came into being in 2008 with the merger of the EIC (Euro Info Centres) and IRC (Innovation Relay Centres) networks. It covers forty or so countries of Europe and elsewhere.

Enterprise Europe Brussels is the first point of information on EU legislation for Brussels businesses and provides assistance in their search for the technological or commercial partners that will allow them to grow internationally and so become more competitive and innovative.

Contact
Phone: +32 (0)2 422 00 21
Online: www.brusselsnetwork.be

Who to contact

  • hub.brussels
    Brussels Business Support Agency

    UNO
    Chaussée de Charleroi 110, 1060 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 422 00 20
    Email: info@hub.brussels
    Online: hub.brussels
  • BECI (Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry)
    Avenue Louise, 500, 1050 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 210 01 71
    Email: info@beci.be
    Online: www.beci.be (FR/NL)

Good to know

Agri-food is another critical sector for Brussels.
Brucefo (Brussels Centre for Food Expertises) is a service of the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region’s Administration de l’Economie et de l’Emploi that is active in this sector. Brucefo helps food sector businesses with quality control and provides technical assistance and advice with regard to producing high-quality foodstuffs that fully comply with legal standards.