This midterm assessment, part of the overall interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, looked into Horizon 2020’s 'InnovFin' financial instruments and considered priorities for the remainder of the 2014-20 programming period.
This report provides an assessment of whether alternative finance has the potential to help Europe address the problem of access to finance for innovative companies and bridge the gap in terms of access to risk capital, and if EU action is needed to support development of the sector.
This study examines the potential for EU investment into venture capital (VC) funds-of-funds operating at EU level.
It makes a strong case for supporting several such multi-country funds in a coherent way in order to help address Europe's equity gap, remedy the fragmentation of the VC market, and improve the performance of European VC funds in raising finance from major institutional and other private investors.
For three decades, the EU Framework Programmes have been funding breakthroughs across Europe. RTD’s Horizon Magazine
looks at the people and events that have helped shape European research policy, taking you behind the scenes during the pivotal moments from the last 30 years of research funding. These articles have been brought together into a special Horizon supplement to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Framework Programmes.