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Innovation

A knowledge-based economy will help Europe compete and grow, as well as facing up to major challenges such as social exclusion and climate change.

Research, development & innovation

We support every path to innovation. This ranges from fundamental research through to prototyping and commercialisation, as well as process innovation. We can help fund the cost of:

  • Researchers' salaries;
  • Research consumables;
  • Acquisition of intellectual property rights;
  • Licenses

Knowledge environment

We help create the environment in which the knowledge economy can thrive by financing a range of programmes and infrastructure at EU and national level. Examples include:

  • Public and private universities and institutes
  • Incubators, science and technology parks and clusters
  • Information and communication technology infrastructure, including broadband
  • Promoting the adoption of innovative new technology in public and private sectors
  • Technology transfer between academia and the business sector

Learning

We work to improve educational opportunities for people of all ages. Tangible and intangible investment is supported such as:

We also work to keep people healthy with investment support for infrastructure and equipment to the health sector.

Funding

Loans – The main source of our backing for these projects. ICT infrastructure in particular is targeted by the EU’s Trans-European Network policy. We also offer other structured financing options.

RDI investment: The InnovFin enables the sharing of risks with other promoters, attracts financing partners and guarantees long-term commitment for entities of all sizes and ownerships.

A new instrument specifically targeting innovation financing is now available for medium-sized companies in Europe. The Growth Finance Initiative (GFI) provides loans of up to EUR 25 million to mid-cap companies focusing on industry sectors that heavily rely on research, development and innovation (RDI).

Equity and guarantee instruments: available for high-growth innovative SMEs



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