SMES in the single

The Single Market Entrepreneurs Centre strives to enhance the visibility, recognise the importance and underline the transformational nature of entrepreneurs and SMEs. It provides a one-of-a-kind, inclusive platform for constructive and solution- oriented dialogue on issues pertaining to entrepreneurs and SMEs around the key themes of technology, digital skills, the single market and access to financing. It was founded in 2012 by the Lisbon Council and Google.


  • Bridging the Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Create Jobs

  • The Lisbon Council and Nesta, Europe’s leading innovation foundation, launched Plan I(innovation for Europe: Delivering Innovation-Led, Digitally-Powered Growth.

  • SMEs in the Single Market: A Growth Agenda for the 21st Century

  • Wired for Growth and Innovation: How Digital Technologies are Reshaping Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

  • The Rise of the Micro-Multinational: How Freelancers and Technology-Savvy Start-Ups are Driving Growth, Jobs and Innovation


News & Events

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  • 16 Jun.2015
    Growing the Digital Economy > A Transatlantic View Read more
  • 26 Feb.2015
    Empowering SMEs in the Single Market Read more
  • 21 Jan.2015
    Helping Small Businesses Grow Big Read more

Up to 13% of all value added to
businessis due to the internet    

  • 1. Growing the Transatlantic Digital Economy: Highlights of Catherine A. Novelli Address in Brussels

  • 2. Open Data: The Next Frontier

  • 3. Helping Small Businesses Grow Big: How Europe Can Seize the Opportunity in the Age of the Internet

  • 4. The Digital Economy: Making it happen

  • 5. The Internet Economy: Opportunities for Growth

  • 6. How Innovation is Changing in Europe