Past Events & Resources

Meet & Exchange Workshop: Access to Risk Finance

Date: June 09, 2016
Organiser: NCP Academy – TC ASCR
Event Categories: Meet & Exchange Workshop

Concept & Aim

The workshop facilitated an exchange of views among stakeholders in order to better define:

  • how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs;
  • the interactions between these financial instruments, COSMEs and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels.

Target Group

Access to risk finance National Contact Points who have identified potential obstacles at the European, national and regional level in strengthening dialogue with actors from the financial world.

Participants analysed and discussed the topic with their national key stakeholders (banks and private investor from one hand, industry, SMEs and potential beneficiaries on the other hand) prior to the workshop to be able to describe their national landscape in detail.

The final remarks served to provide inputs and recommendations to enhance the engagement of NCPs in the “access to finance” process and the dialogue with the relevant actors.