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    Access to Risk Finance

    Access to Risk Finance is part of the „Industrial Leadership“ pillar under Horizon 2020 and helps companies and other types of organisation engaged in research and innovation (R&I)
    to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance.

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) play an important role including conducting calls for expressions of interest for selecting the financial intermediaries, such as banks, other lenders and risk-capital funds, that make the actual loans to or investments in SMEs and midcaps.

    Note: Companies only have access to these instruments via « financial intermediaries ». The process for the selection of intermediaries for Switzerland is ongoing.
    Euresearch will inform you again when this possibility is available to Swiss companies.

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                       Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:           Participant Portal
    Topic search:                           Find your topic
    Types of projects, eligibility:   Factsheet

    Your Contact

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    Gerhard Gass

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •SMEs & Access to Finance
    •Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-economy

    Enterprise Europe Network EEN:
    •Advisor Agrofood
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 15

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