CIEBI/BIC is private non-profit association, created on 1994 at Covilhã city, located in the Centre region of Portugal.
It is part of EBN, a network of around 140 quality-certified BICs (business and innovation centres,) and approximately 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
CIEBI/BIC gives advice and support to new or existing SMEs of the region. Entrepreneurship training; business plan; Benchmarking; Innovation Score; Joint-Ventures and Technology Transfer; Internationalisation.
Holds an extensive experience in open innovation. As an interface organization plays an important role regarding the transfer of technology and knowledge between the Science and Technology System and business sector.