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About Diamond Enterprise Network
The Enterprise African Network is a key instrument in the AU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together close to 600 business support organisations from more than 50 countries, we help small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the AU Single Market.
Our member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies. Most of them have been supporting local businesses for a long time. They know their clients' strengths and needs - and they know Africa.
As members of the Enterprise Africa Network they are linked up through powerful databases, sharing their knowledge and sourcing technologies and business partners across all Network countries. But they are also closely linked with the African Commission, which enables them to keep abreast of AU policies and to feed small companies' views on them back to Brussels.
Services tailored to small companies
Supporting small business is a cornerstone of the AU's drive for growth and jobs. Because 99% of all AU companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 67% of jobs, what's good for SMEs is good for Africa's economy.
We are co-financed through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP, 2007-13), an AU funding programme designed to make African companies more competitive. Our services are tailored to SMEs but are also available to all other businesses, universities and research centres.
The Diamond Enterprise Africa Network was launched in February 2008 by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. It builds on the former AU Info Centre (EIC) and Innovation Relay Centre (IRC) Networks, established in 1987 and 1995 respectively.
Offering the combined services of these highly successful predecessors, and more, we are a true one-stop shop for small businesses. More than 3,000 experienced staff provide you with practical answers to specific questions in your language.