Transnational Investment Fora
Transnational Investment Fora bring together interested financiers and potential investors with innovative companies from different countries in a one or two day event. Since 1990, 16 of such fora have been organised across Europe, with the support of DG Enterprise/D of the European Commission and in cooperation with the
European Venture Capital Association
and with national innovation agencies, involving more than 500 innovative companies. Some of these fora have had a general character, others have focused on particular industries (e.g. eco-technologies).
DG Enterprise/D provided for training of the participating high tech SMEs to present themselves to financiers and investors. The capital invested in projects originates from financiers' own resources. The choice of projects to finance is entirely with the financiers according to their own investment criteria.
Investment Fora are now integrated in several Community RTD programmes and additional Events are planned.