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The specific aim of this report is to offer suggestions and guidance on improving the effectiveness of public support for risk capital investment in research. Starting from the link between R&D activity and risk capital, the report considers the range of policy instruments available to tackle the risk capital funding gaps. After reviewing the use and potential of financing instruments and the role of framework conditions, the report then presents a series of recommendations for policymakers across the EU.

This report to the European Commission by an independent expert group is one of a set of five reports that accompany the Commission Communication (Investing in Research: an action plan for Europe) - COM(2003) 226 final. The other reports in the series cover the following topics: (Mix of public support mechanisms) (Guarantee mechanisms) (Direct measures) (Fiscal measures)

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