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Boosting Investment Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps - InvestHorizon

Objectif

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.

Appel à propositions

H2020-BIR-2014
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Coordinateur

TECH TOUR EUROPE SA
Adresse
Avenue Des Arts 56
1000 Bruxelles
Belgique
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 508 768,75

Participants (9)

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