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WEBINAR: Guide to public funding and private finance

Contributed by: KTN Ltd

From 2017-06-16 to 2017-06-16, United Kingdom
This webinar will be suitable for SMEs and other technology developers/providers interested in funding and finance to advance their business.
n the frame of the EU funded Ocean Energy ERA-NET, 15 national and regional funding agencies from 8 countries are coordinating funding programmes between European countries and regions to support research and innovation in the ocean energy sector.

The European ocean energy sector is a world leader presenting the most advanced technology so far and it is recognised that ocean energy will play a role in Europe's energy objectives and it will also provide with new opportunities to stimulate technological innovation, commercial activity and competitiveness.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99% of private sector companies, they contribute to more than half of the total added value created by businesses in the EU and they are responsible for the majority of new jobs created in Europe. Their capacity for innovation and flexibility in a changing business environment makes them crucial for Europe’s success in the global economy in general and in the OCEAN ENERGY sector in particular.

However, SMEs often face a whole range of challenges affecting their potential for growth or indeed long-term survival. Access to funding and finance is a crucial factor for any SME. In a sector not yet fully commercialised, such as the ocean energy sector, a combination of public and private support is required until the sector is ready for revenue support and private investment to dominate.

Focus: This webinar will provide background information on the various types and sources of finance, such as public (local/regional, national and international funding), and private sources (banking, venture capitalist, angel investments, etc).

Who should attend: The webinar will be suitable for SMEs and other technology developers/providers interested in funding and finance to advance their business. While some specific examples applicable to the ocean energy sector will be presented, overall the webinar will provide a general overview of access to funding and finance, and is thus not limited to stakeholders of a particular sector.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-guide-to-public-funding-and-private-finance-registration-34536785455

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ocean, energy, marine
Record Number: 150177 / Last updated on: 2017-05-22
Category: Event
Provider: WIRE
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