Our Services

Tailored Matchmaking and Global Partnership Support

ECCIR provides comprehensive matchmaking services to help Canadian innovators find, build, and sustain successful international partnerships in Europe. We offer:

Personalized, one-on-one consultations to identify relevant partnership opportunities and develop effective collaboration strategies.

Brokerage events, trade missions, and workshops that facilitate networking between Canadian and European partners.

As the EEN Canada coordinator, we connect Canadian innovators with Europe’s largest business opportunities database.

Funding Advice

ECCIR helps Canadian innovators identify and secure funding opportunities to support their international collaboration goals. Our expertise includes connecting Canadians with Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of € 95.5 billion.

International Strategy Development

ECCIR offers coaching and advising services to individual Canadian SMEs and innovators to assist with their internationalization efforts. From market entry to partnership development, our tailored advice ensures you can effectively navigate and thrive in the global innovation landscape.

Delegation Programming

Outgoing Delegations

ECCIR excels in planning and managing matchmaking trips for Canadian innovators to Europe. Our trips help Canadian companies and researchers establish meaningful connections and elevate their innovations on the global stage. To date, ECCIR has led 8 successful matchmaking trips, bringing +80 Canadian companies to Europe!

Incoming Delegations

ECCIR offers comprehensive programming and matchmaking support to innovation-based delegations visiting Canada from Europe. From travel logistics to tailored matchmaking networking opportunities, we ensure your delegation connects with key Canadian partners and maximizes its success.

Internationalization Information & Support

We offer a variety of information services to improve awareness of international innovation opportunities for Canadian innovators.


ECCIR’s newsletter is the go-to international innovation resource for Canadian innovators, researchers, and SMEs! Every month, we share the latest global partnering opportunities, funding sources, innovation news, and Horizon Europe updates relevant for Canadians.

International Innovation Masterclass

In this webinar series, ECCIR profiles select European regions as potential innovation partners for Canadian stakeholders. Discover how to innovate with regions including Bavaria, Northern Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Catalonia!

Canada Partnering with Horizon Europe

These webinars help Canadian innovators connect with Horizon Europe, the EU’s key research and innovation framework programme. Topics include Horizon Europe’s legal framework and funding opportunities in Health and Cleantech.

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Contact our team today to discover how we can help you innovate and grow internationally.

Treaty Acknowledgment

ECCIR respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Amiskwaciwâskahikan on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples. We express gratitude and respect for the land we use, pledge to honour the spirit of reconciliation, and commit to moving forward in collaboration with Indigenous nations.