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Wave Energy: The deep-sea diver who tapped tapped a new source of clean power

Wave Energy: The deep-sea diver who tapped a new source of clean power 
Rauno Koivuusari had personal experience of the energy in waves. Whenever he did his job as a deep-sea diver, it pushed him around. Off the Portuguese coast the Finn’s start-up AW Energy is turning waves into electricity.

Urban climate change: A better Lisbon for families and businesses
Faced with frequent flooding and outdated infrastructure, Lisbon’s Mayor Fernando Medina saw an opportunity to reinvent his city for the twenty-first century. He knew just where to go to get the finance. 

Solar energy innovation: Buildings get a skin that produces electricity
What if you could cover your home or office with a thin film that acted like a giant solar panel? Heliatek, an innovative German company, brings solar energy generation to the heart of the city.

New money for social infrastructure in Ireland
  Investment Plan for Europe at a glance  

New money for social infrastructure in Ireland
The first EFSI project in Ireland brings 14 new healthcare centres where they are needed most. Brian Hayes, Member of the European Parliament for Ireland, explains EFSI’s benefits. 

Driving investment in strategic projects across the EU
See the latest European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) dashboard.

Portugal EFSI: Putting out fires in the forests—and the economy
The Investment Plan for Europe aims to boost employment, growth and innovation. In Portugal, it also helps fight forest fires.

The European Investment Fund at a glance
  The European Investment Fund at a glance  

Micro-entrepreneurs hit EUR 1 billion mark in EU support 
Since the EU started its microfinance initiatives, more than 100 agreements have been signed with microfinance providers, to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states.

Closing the equity gap with a fund of funds programme
The platform will share best practices and bring closer collaboration to European Venture Capital and Private Equity markets.

SME Initiative to provide EUR 1.2 billion for southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia
SMEs in southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia will get new financing worth EUR 1.2 billion.

Solar energy powers ahead in Ouarzazate
  The EIB: Climate in everything we do  
  Highlights from the EIB NOVember Board  
  upcoming events  
EIB Africa Day and EIB office opening   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   21 Nov
International conference for Economic Support and Investment in Tunisia   Tunis   28-29 Nov
EIB office opening in Sofia   Sofia   2 Dec
EIB office opening in Dublin   Dublin   9 Dec
MOOC: EU budget and funding for regions and cities   Online   31 Oct - 9 Dec
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