Discover EIB Group’s activities to support innovation and start-ups in Europe and grow the innovation ecosystem further
Press conference, interview opportunities and panel discussions with EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix and the EIB Group delegation, finance and innovation experts, and innovative companies
The EIB Group will showcase its support for innovation for start-ups and fast growing companies in Europe at the Web Summit in Lisbon from 1-4 November 2022.
Digital technology, sustainable economy, and climate action to build a competitive, sustainable and digital European economy in which SMEs are key drivers are the main objectives underlying the EIB Group’s activity.
The EIB Group acts as a catalyst for many companies across the continent through all stages of development to access financing in Europe, and in 2021 alone provided €20.7 billion to support innovation and skills for more than 431 000 SMEs and mid-caps in Europe.
During the Web Summit at the EIB Group Growth Lounge (Pavillion 3), the European Investment Bank and the specialised financial arm for SMEs, the European Investment Fund, will demonstrate how they work together in mobilising finance and technical expertise to support innovative start-ups and companies which aim to scale up their business activities.
EIB Group at the Web Summit – Schedule
Wednesday, 2 November
Building infrastructure for European innovations
10:30 – 10:50 @ Corporate Innovation Summit
A fireside chat with Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix and Jane Wakefield (BBC) to discuss the innovation ecosystem, what can be done to position Europe successfully as global “tech hub” and with which activities EIB Group fosters innovation and skills in Europe.
Masterclass: Fund and scale your breakthrough technologies in Europe
The European Investment Bank and the European Innovation Council present funding opportunities for deep-tech start-ups, as well as introducing the new EIC fund. Learn more about how and where to apply.
Tech policy that works: supporting the next generation of founders
15:35-15:55 @ Venture Stage
EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education Elvira Fortunato and Patrick Walsh from Dogpatch Labs
discuss how government policies could look like to further develop Europe as a tech hub, foster innovation and support companies in a targeted way.
Thursday, 3 November
10:40 @ Venture Stage
Deputy Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund, Roger Havenith, presents “An LP perspective on European Venture”.
15:00-15:20 @ Media Village
The EIB Group will announce a new operation that will contribute to driving innovation to the next level with IZICAP, an innovative Customer Relationship Management tool that transforms local merchants’ payment terminals into a powerful marketing tool.
Media are invited to attend, with opportunities for interview, pictures and briefings
More information on EIB Group at Web Summit 2022 available for journalistshere.
The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), today in Rome presented the results of its activity in Italy in 2022. Last year, the EIB Group signed 85 operations totalling €10.09 billion in Italy, of which €9.29 billion in loans and guarantees, €612 million in resources managed on behalf of the government under the National Recovery Resilience Plan (NRRP) and €194 million managed for the European Guarantee Fund (EGF), which was set up by the EIB Group to mitigate the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Italy, which received 15.9% of total EIB activity in the European Union in 2022, was the leading country for financing and resources managed by the EIB Group in 2022. It is estimated that this activity will help unlock around €34 billion of investment in the real economy.
En 2022, la BEI et le FEI, qui composent ensemble le Groupe BEI, ont mis près de 2,7 milliards d’EUR à la disposition de projets belges. De ce montant, un peu plus de 2,3 milliards d’EUR provenaient de la BEI et près de 335 millions d’EUR du FEI, la filiale qui se consacre exclusivement au financement des PME. L’appui à ces entreprises, toujours confrontées aux conséquences de la crise sanitaire, et surtout le soutien aux projets liés au climat figuraient parmi les grandes priorités. Ainsi, la BEI a signé une nouvelle tranche de financement avec Fluvius pour des investissements dans les infrastructures, portant notamment sur l’adaptation des réseaux de distribution pour l’électrification des transports publics par autobus.