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Improving access to finance for young innovative enterprises with growth potential: evidence of impact on firms' output Part 2. R&D grant schemes: lessons learned from evaluations

This policy report explores the role of R&D grant schemes in supporting young innovative firms with growth potential. This issue is important because it is associated to the ways in which the innovativeness and growth of a myriad of young innovative firms with growth potential can be effectively be supported by policy. We have used primary literature from Science direct and Scopus databases which we have organised and conducted between March and June 2017 and policy evaluations. It contributes to the current political debate in Europe on new sources and forms of R&I funding to enhance EU level support for young innovative companies with growth potential.