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The European Commission, DG XIII, has published an invitation to tender for the provision of services within the framework of the "Establishing durable links between finance, innovation and technology" (FIT) project. FIT aims to identify and disseminate good practice with respect to the development of durable links between finance, innovation and technology in Europe.

The contract will be divided into three lots:

- Lot A: the study of guarantee mechanisms and their role in the financing of innovative companies;
- Lot B: the study of the use of technology rating, technology appraisal and technology evaluation methods and/or systems in financial decision making;
- Lot C: examination of informal investors and their role in financing innovation, networks and national specificity.

Each lot will comprise the following tasks with regard to their specific themes:

- Analysis and survey, uncovering experience and good practice;
- Workshops, bringing together policy-makers and relevant actors on the specific theme;
- A structured dissemination effort, to promote the good practices identified.

The proposed contracts are expected to run for 18 months, with a possible extension to 24 months.

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Record Number: 1060 / Last updated on: 1998-05-06
Category: CALL