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Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on cooperation in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)

Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on cooperation in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Published on: 26/11/2014
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has paved the way for improved access to finance for investments in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the inaugural meeting of the High-Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies.

Former European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, and Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive, responsible for innovation at the Bank, stressed that the agreement sent a strong signal that KETs should be a priority investment area in Europe.

A significant increase of EIB lending to industrial KETs projects (+60% in 2013) has occurred since the signature of the MoU in February 2013.      

Press memo: Agreement with EIB for breakthrough of Key Enabling Technologies