The Risk Sharing Finance Facility can provide for higher risk financing made available to private and public promoters of large research infrastructures:
Profile: companies and research organisations implementing and operating large research infrastructures, including projects identified in the ESFRI Roadmap.
Size: no restrictions regarding staff number or annual budget apply.
Ownership: public law bodies, private law bodies or mixed entities with (partial) public participation.
Legal form: any legal form established under relevant national law, including associations or foundations, provided the promoter has the legal capacity to assume financial obligations.
Origin: legal entities established in all European Union Member States or Associated Countries (ie. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia and Moldova).
Financial profile: the promoter needs to demonstrate that, on the basis of public budgetary contributions to its operating and investment expenses, or through cash flow generated from its regular commercial activities, it has the sustainable capacity to service its financial obligations.
Financing products available
For Large Research Infrastructure projects the EIB offers the following individual direct financing solution:
- ESFRI RSFF Capital Facility (ERCF)
Other RSFF beneficiaries: