The CHAIN 2 Partners offer a wide range of tools at your support, depending on your needs!


CHAIN 2 [Channel Innovation Network] is a european interrev IV A project which aim is to develop cooperation and business partnerships between science parks, business hubs and science parks from Brittany and Normandy regions of France and South East England.

With eleven partners composing the CHAIN 2 team, our purpose is to support growth of bilateral France-England trade amongst high-tech and innovative companies. We have developed a range of tools which helps you to develop & manage relationships with potential business partners, customers & suppliers on both sides of the Channel.

Action 1: CHAIN Company Database Platform

We created a CHAIN database platform, which brings together innovative businesses from Britany, Normandy and the South-East of the UK. This platform, simple, free and secure, will help you in identifying and making business connections with new potential customers, suppliers or partners!

Who can register?

All SME company with a technological or innovative approach, located in Normandy, Brittany and the South East of UK. Companies need as well to be interested to go international.

For more information or to register, please click here

Action 2: Business Development Conventions

Business meetings linked with business shows focused on specific sectors in the UK & FRANCE. (ICT, Marine industry, logistics, …)

Recent conventions with CHAIN participation:
Future of Wireless International Conference: Cambridge, UK; 26-27 June 2012
• Internet World: London, UK; 24-26 April 2012
SIAL/ OPTO: Paris, FR, Oct 2012
THETIS, Brest, FR, April 2013
TECH CITY, London, UK; April 2013
SEAWORK, Southampton, UK; June 2013
CFIA, Rennes, FR, February 2014
Oceanology International, London, UK, March 11th 2014
Silicon Beach, VFX Hub, UK, Bournemouth, September 2014
For all news archives, click here

Action 3: Soft Landing

The main aim of the softlanding tool is to offer short-term business support to English and French innovative companies who want to get access accross the Channel.
There are two possibilities: preliminary visits (test) or setting up of a local company, with support from your local CHAIN Partner!

Action 4: Language & Culture Training

Tailored Language and culture training in France and in the UK! 50% of language training funded by the project. Interested? Contact your local CHAIN Partner!