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As well as lending, we have a variety of sophisticated tools to help clients blend our financing with additional sources of investment such as:

Structured finance

provides additional support to priority projects


helping projects attract new investors

Project bonds

unlocking infrastructure funding

InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators

Whether you are a small and medium sized enterprise (SME), a large company or a research institution, InnovFin can provide the right financing instrument for your research and innovation project.

Donor partnerships

working together for a better tomorrow

Flexible SME funding (JEREMIE)

Finance and financial engineering for SMEs

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Financial Instruments

Financial Instruments (FIs) transform EU resources under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) into financial products such as loans, guarantees, equity and other risk-bearing mechanisms. These are then used to support economically viable projects which promote EU policy objectives. FIs aim to put EU funds to good and efficient use, ensuring that grants are complemented by other financial products so that EU funding can be used time and time again in a revolving fashion.

Urban development technical assistance (JESSICA)

Integrated, sustainable urban-renewal projects are supported through JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas). A range of sophisticated financial tools are used including equity investments, loans and guarantees, offering new opportunities for the use of EU Structural Funds.

The Mutual Reliance Initiative (MRI)

Effective partnering for growth & development

Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE)

Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) instrument is a joint agreement between the EIB and the European Commission which aims to address the limited access to adequate and affordable commercial financing for energy efficiency investments. The instrument targets projects which support the implementation of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans or other energy efficiency programmes of EU Member States.

Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF)

The Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) is a financial instrument that combines EIB financing and European Commission funding under the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

Risk Capital Facility for the Southern Neighbourhood

The Risk Capital Facility for the Southern Neighbourhood will provide access to equity and debt financing to SMEs in the Mediterranean region in order to support private sector development, inclusive growth and private sector job creation.

Transport Infrastructure

cash-flow guarantees (LGTT)