The EUREKA InnoVest Programme (E!InnoVest) is EUREKA’s new investment readiness programme that aims to boost the investment awareness and investment and business readiness amongst the innovative SMEs, promote the most promising of them towards the investment community and actively facilitate investment matching with international investors.
E!nnoVest takes innovative SMEs through a tailor-made process which:
- Increase companies’ business and investment readiness through live webinars, regional coaching academies and individual one2one mentoring held by experienced coaches.
- Maximise companies’ exposure to active international Venture Capitalists and Business Angels in the ICT, Life Sciences and Clean Technologies sectors.
- Match investment ready companies with internationally active investors and technology experts.
EUREKA initiated E!nnoVest as a new EUREKA instrument in order to leverage one of EUREKA’s main assets – its incredibly rich reservoir of innovative companies. The programme is one of EUREKA’s priorities this year under the Spanish EUREKA Chairmanship and serves as part of EUREKA’s efforts to develop new sources to support innovation in Europe.
Who can participate?
The programme is open to all SMEs having participated in EUREKA projects (EUREKA Network project, Eurostars and Clusters) and it is free of charge.
Since EUREKA national authorities from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland are financially supporting the implementation of the programme, the programme is open to all SMEs coming from those countries.
How does it work?
E!nnoVest supports innovative SMEs seeking private investment by taking them through a tailor-made process for making them business and investment ready. The programme consists of 6 major stages, which will both lead participating SMEs to increase their investment readiness and matchmaking opportunities, and allow investors and business angels to scout emerging companies both online and at various events.
Step 1: Live webinars - 5 investment readiness webinars
Step 2: Coaching academies - 4 coaching academies with focus on business development and presentation to investors
Step 3: Individual one2one mentoring - Basic, Advanced & Scale-up mentoring
Step 4: Online reviewing process by investors - Online selection of the most promising companies
Step 5: Investment matchmaking - E!nnoVest Venture Forum (Barcelona, 19 May 2017)
Step 6: Further investor matchmaking - Other investment forum events organized by EBAN and Tech Tour (European Venture Summit, etc.)
E!nnoVest is organised by EUREKA in cooperation with EBAN, EBN and TechTour