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The specific aim of this report is to offer suggestions and guidance concerning the use of guarantee mechanisms to foster loan and equity financing of research. Starting with an overview of the role of guarantee schemes, the report reviews the use of these instruments and the influence of framework conditions. Building upon this review, the report presents a series of recommendations for policymakers across the EU.

This report to the European Commission by an independent expert group is one of a set of five reports that accompany the Commission Communication (Investing in Research: an action plan for Europe) - COM(2003) 226 final. The other reports in the series cover the following topics: (Mix of public support mechanisms) (Risk capital) (Direct measures) (Fiscal measures)

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