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Risk capital and the financing of european innovative firms

Objective

This proposal aims at developing a comprehensive report on how the availability of risk capital for innovation contributes to the European innovative capacity and thus to Europe's economic growth. We will focus on two themes:
(1) the ability of the European financial systems to channel risk capital for innovation to entrepreneurial firms;
(2) the influence of risk capital on firms' ability to translate scientific and technological advances into successful product. We will provide an in-depth empirical and conceptual assessment of the working of the markets for risk capital in Europe which may provide an informed and well-grounded blueprint for the ongoing implementation of effective policies for the creation of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurial companies, and therefore to increase EU-wide innovative capacity.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street
London
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

CENTRE FOR FINANCIAL STUDIES
Germany
Address
Taunusanlage 6
Frankfurt Am-main
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS MONETARIOS Y FINANCIEROS
Spain
Address
Casado Del Alisal 5
Madrid
HEC SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
France
Address
1,Rue De La Libération 1
78351 Jouy-en-josas
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 Bis
10134 Torino (Turin)