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.