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Boosting Investment Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps - InvestHorizon

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.
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Coordinator

EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.

Address

Place Flagey 7
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 508 768,75

Participants (9)

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European Business Angel Network

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 411 550

EUROCHAMBRES-ASSOCIATION DES CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE EUROPEENNES ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 233 412,50

F6S NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 131 612,50

EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 456,25

BWCON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 488,75

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONALS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 950

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 150 050

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 116 112,50

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 137 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643619

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 319 201,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 319 201,25

Coordinated by:

EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.

Belgium