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Boosting Investment Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps - InvestHorizon

Objective

InvestHorizon will address the main challenges affecting investment readiness:
- the lack of programmes addressing investment readiness across Europe;
- the low awareness regarding investment readiness and financing options amongst entrepreneurs;
- the weak interest of different investor types for innovative SMEs across the technology sectors;
- the weak investability of many of the companies and presentational failings, and;
- the difficulty of matching innovative companies with specialized investors.
InvestHorizon will pursue the following 5 objectives:
1) Identify, recommend and communicate those strategies, indicators, schemes and tools with the best impact on investment readiness and investors sensitization and matching;
2) Raise the awareness amongst innovative SMEs across origination types, stages, countries, technology sectors about those key topics affecting their knowledge and capacity to improve their investment readiness;
3) Increase the interest of investors across the range of technology sectors and across the range of different types of (co)-investors;
4) Improve the investment readiness of 3000 SMEs by boosting their business and investor propositions as well as their presentation pitch, and;
5) Matching at least 450+ investment ready companies with specialized investors across Europe.
The Consortium is composed of 10 partners each with relevant pan-European networks covering public research tech transfer (ASTP-Proton, IULG, UVT), accelerators and incubators (F6S, EBN and BWCON), the SME and Chambers of Commerce (Eurochambres) and the range of investor types (EBAN, European Crowdfunding Network and Europe Unlimited also representing Tech Tour and the International Venture Club).
We anticipate that at least 50 companies will be receiving funding for a total amount of minimally EUR 25 million. Furthermore, the tools and knowledge developed by the Consortium will be sustained at least across its Membership networks.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-BIR-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.
Address
Place Flagey 7
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 508 768,75

Participants (9)

European Business Angels Network
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 411 550
Address
Rue De La Science 14B
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
EUROCHAMBRES-ASSOCIATION DES CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE EUROPEENNES ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 233 412,50
Address
Avenue Des Arts 19Ad
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
F6S NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 612,50
Address
Kemp House City Road 152-160
EC1V 2NX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 456,25
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
BWCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 488,75
Address
Seyfferstrasse 34
70197 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONALS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 950
Address
Stationsweg 28 A
2312 AV Leiden
Activity type
Other
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 050
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 112,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 51 Neo Building 7Ieme Etage
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 800
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments