Global Network for Innovation Research
The ENIR Network was founded in 2001 with members from the major European Member States. Currently there are more than 500 members in more than 40 countries: the 28 EU Member States, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey. Further members come from Switzerland, the USA, Canada, China, India, Korea, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and African countries.
The ENIR was founded by empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH, Bonn (Germany). empirica is a private, internationally active research and consulting firm concentrating on topics relating to the innovation in different areas. The company exists since the 1980s and has many years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Its clients are private companies and public bodies.