InnovFin Seminar – Supporting Innovation in Finland
- Date: 05 February 2015Time : 08.30 To 14.30
- Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
The EIB Group and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes, hosted an interactive seminar on their financial products for innovative and growth businesses in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday 5 February 2015.
The seminar consisted of concise product presentations followed by a roundtable discussion with representatives from the local business community as well as feedback from beneficiaries. It was open to CEOs, CFOs and top management of innovative companies (from large SMEs to corporates) in the automotive, ICT, biotech and industrial sectors as well as financial intermediaries, financial advisory organizations and industry associations.
Both the EU and the EIB Group intend to more than double their combined support for research and innovation in Europe over the next seven years, making more than EUR 24bn available.
EU Finance for Innovators - Vincent van Steensel, EIF
COSME Financial Instruments for SMEs - Astrid Bartels, DG GROW
InnovFin Products for Companies - Jussi Hätönen/Maxime Pawlowski/Stefan Acsinte, EIB
Supporting Innovation in Finland