The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) is supported by a number of partners including international financial institutions, national promotional banks, federations and associations, as well as other project portals.
ACCESS4SMES is the network of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP) for Small Medium-sized Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance (SMEs, ARF). The aim is to facilitate transnational cooperation among NCPs for SMEs and ARF and identify and share good practices across SME/Industry dedicated instruments in Horizon 2020 in close collaboration with other EU networks.
The Altfinator matchmaking tool is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises discover the most relevant alternative finance providers. All businesses interested in alternative forms of financing can get personalised suggestions from a pool of over 300 potential investors across Europe. Altfinator received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Bpifrance, the French public investment bank, has the ambition to help businesses, ranging from start-ups to medium-sized companies, and occasionally large companies, to innovate, invest, grow and export. By sharing the risks with its private and public partners, Bpifrance provides a continuum of financing, from short-term credits to equity capital.
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC, France) and its subsidiaries constitute a public group serving the public interest and the country’s economic development. CDC is a long-term investor and contributes to the development of enterprises in line with its own proprietorial interests.
Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) is the National Promotional Institution which has been supporting Italy’s growth since 1850. It is a joint-stock company under public control. The majority shareholder is the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with an exclusively social mandate. Through the provision of financing and technical expertise for projects with a high social impact in its member states, it actively promotes social cohesion and strengthens social integration in Europe.
The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering 197 member organisations in 59 countries around the world. Established in 1999, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 9,9 billion euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs.
The European Committee of the Regions is the EU’s assembly of 350 regional and local representatives from all 28 Member States, representing over 507 million Europeans. Its mission is to involve regional and local authorities and the communities they represent in the EU’s decision-making process and to inform them about EU policies.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), “the EU Bank”, is jointly owned by the 28 EU Member States. Through its lending, blending and advisory activities, it seeks to: boost Europe's potential in terms of jobs and growth, support action to mitigate climate change, promote EU policies outside the EU.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) supports Europe’s SMEs by improving their access to finance through a wide range of selected financial intermediaries. EIF designs, promotes and implements equity and debt financial instruments targeting SMEs. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, and employment.
EuroQuity offers matchmaking services to SMEs and investors across Europe and Africa. The platform has been launched in 2008 and is operated by Bpifrance, the French public investment bank, in partnership with Sowalfin (Société Wallone de Financement et de Garantie de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises). More than 6700 companies, 1100 investors and 800 business supports are listed on EuroQuity.
The European Startup Network (ESN) unifies Europe’s national startup associations to create a common voice for European startups and build a scaleup-friendly environment. Together, our 24 association members help scale local projects by representing startups before regulators, sharing knowledge and replicate best practices and creating partnerships.
Global infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) is a G20 initiative with the goal of increasing the flow and quality of private and public infrastructure investments. GI Hub offers a comprehensive, open-source project pipeline database connected to national and multilateral development bank databases. The Project Pipeline is a free digital platform that allows governments to promote public infrastructure projects to a global investor network.
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) is a state-owned corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Economy of Spanish Government. Over the years, ICO has become a benchmark credit institution in financing both SME and large-scale projects. ICO’s purpose is to boost any economic activity which, on account of its social, innovative or ecological significance, merits priority attention.
KfW is the promotional bank of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1948. Since its founding and according to its statutory mission, KfW has been supporting change and encouraging forward-looking ideas - in Germany, Europe and throughout the world.
The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts performs, among the others, tasks related to development and improvement of competitiveness of the Croatian economy, instruments and measures of economic policy and encouragement of investment. Within the separate unit it offers professional service and support to investors throughout all stages of the investment projects, free of charge.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 which succeeded a highly competitive evaluation process by independent experts, but did not received funding due to budget limits. This quality label is a guarantee for investors to find high standard project proposals from European SMEs with growth potential.
SOURCE is a global learning and collaborative platform that provides support to governments and public agencies with an infrastructure project preparation tool, a project selection tool, a project coordination tool, a project funding tool and a project-monitoring tool. Source is set-up and maintained by the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF).
With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.