Innovative Enterprise Vienna 2018

21 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria

Innovative Enterprise - Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs

The conference puts emphasis on the requirements of highly innovative European enterprises to successfully enter new markets with new products.

Against this background, two main aspects will be addressed: Firstly, risk finance for highly innovative enterprises in general, and secondly, the “European Innovation Council” (EIC) element of the forthcoming Horizon Europe. As for risk finance, debt/guarantee finance solutions as well as equity (Venture Capital etc.) and other forms of alternative finance solutions and developments will be considered, including regulatory developments of the Capital Market Union. Concerning the EIC, the conference will contribute to better insight into the requirements of highly innovative start-up&scale-up-enterprises with a view to enabling their (disruptive) market entries through instruments of Horizon Europe. In parallel, the event will also show parallel finance pitching sessions in practice.

It is a clear target of the event to make the win-win-effects of collaboration of European and national levels more visible. The event should contribute to a further improvement of innovation funding in Europe (in order to overcome the “European innovation paradox”). Consequently, the event will contribute to the “innovation element” of the forthcoming "Horizon Europe".