Innovation meets capital: the EUREKA Innovest Programme 2017

The EUREKA Innovest Programme (E!nnoVest) supports innovative SMEs seeking private investment by taking them through a tailor-made process to become investment ready. The most promising SMEs are promoted towards the investment community and matched up with international investors.

The programme is open to all SMEs having participated in EUREKA projects (EUREKA Network projects, Eurostars and Clusters) as well as to all SMEs from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland. Participation is free of charge.

E!nnoVest is bridging the gap between SMEs and investors by providing SMEs with investment readiness tools and maximising companies’ exposure to active international Venture Capitalists and Business Angels in the ICT, Life Sciences and Clean Technologies sectors. The programme is one of EUREKA’s major priorities in 2017 and serves as part of EUREKA’s efforts to develop new sources to support innovation in Europe”, says programme manager Ana Tomasek.

What does E!nnoVest offer to companies?

  • Raise their knowledge

Live webinars with experienced coaches and investors about sources of investment, the fundraising process, how to communicate with investors, how to prepare an investment ready business plan, business development, scale-up challenges, and more.

  • Get investment ready

Business and Venture academies to improve business proposals, learn the investors’ criteria to invest, and practice successful pitching to investors.

  • Develop business proposals

Individual One2one Mentoring with EBN and EBAN coaches to discuss and review the business development issues at the core of your company.

  • Maximise exposure

Contacts to active international Venture Capitalists and Business Angels in your industry.

  • Investor matching

E!nnoVest Venture Forum (Barcelona, 19 May 2017) and other Investment Forum events to meet and pitch to the right international investors.

The programme is organised in collaboration with EBAN, EBN and Tech Tour and will take place at various locations across Europe throughout 2017.

‘’It is crucial for entrepreneurs to learn how to arrive prepared at their meeting with business angels, venture capitalists and corporate investors. The interactive format of the E!nnoVest academies allows them to give and receive constructive and strategic feedback on their strengths, weaknesses and objectives and ultimately to convince an investor’’ says Ana Barjasic from EBAN.

Clarelisa Camilleri from EBN highlights how ‘’personalized one2one mentoring will increase the companies’ profitability by focusing the training on issues which are at the heart of the specific business goals of each entrepreneur’’.

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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.