ECOBIZ Collaborative Platform
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
ECOBIZ is a network with roughly 8 000 members representing more than 5 000 companies, over 90% of which are SMEs. In total, there are 40 such ECOBIZ networks in the whole of France, hosted by local Chambers of Commerce and economic development stakeholders.
ECOBIZ hosts existing professionals and provides a combination of virtual and physical networking, along with cross-functional business intelligence. The objectives include increasing cooperation between strategic clusters to stimulate economic development, encouraging networking throughout the whole value chain, and simply increasing the visibility of the networks.
Evidence of success
8180 individual members
- 5589 companies with more than 90% SMEs
- 36 communities and hosted networks
- 7990 contributions from members
- +180000 visits / year
- 80 press articles
- 25 financial partners (large groups, public bodies)