European Strategic Cluster Partneships for smart specialisation investments

Scope: In order to facilitate strategic interregional collaborations and strong industry involvement, and to create a project pipeline for smart specialisation investments across Europe, the European Commission started to offer support to regional authorities, clusters and industry stakeholders through an integrated approach to smart specialisation, clusters and industrial modernisation. This approach combines two mutually reinforcing Read more about European Strategic Cluster Partneships for smart specialisation investments[…]

EUR 3.5 billion worth of financing for Italian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the European Commission’s COSME programme

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Fondo di Garanzia per le PMI, the Italian Guarantee Fund for SMEs, have signed a second agreement to provide EUR 3.5 billion worth of financing for Italian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the European Commission’s COSME programme. This transaction benefits from the support of the European Fund for Read more about EUR 3.5 billion worth of financing for Italian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the European Commission’s COSME programme[…]

EUR 360 million for Italian SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF), Artigiancredito Toscano (ACT) and five guaranteeing institutions (‘confidis’), have signed an umbrella agreement in Italy under the European Commission’s COSME programme. This transaction benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. Thanks to the financial backing of the Read more about EUR 360 million for Italian SMEs[…]

Commission gives boost to start-ups in Europe

The Commission’s Start-up and Scale-up Initiative aims to give Europe’s many innovative entrepreneurs every opportunity to become world leading companies. It pulls together all the possibilities that the EU already offers and adds a new focus on venture capital investment,insolvency law and taxation There is no lack of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit in Europe. Read more about Commission gives boost to start-ups in Europe[…]