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Conference on Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2016 - Slovak Presidency Conference

Europe needs to provide and improve access to risk finance and diversify the sources of financing available, so that entrepreneurs can capitalise on business opportunities while addressing societal challenges.

Innovative Enterprise is a one-day international conference on:

  • political answers to the macroeconomic situation;
  • ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the Investment Plan for the EU;
  • how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs;
  • interactions between these financial instruments, EFSI, COSMEs and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels and alternative sources of finance, such as crowd funding.