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.
10 Breakthroughs to Shape Europe for the Next 60 Years
At the halfway point of the EU’s biggest research and innovation funding programme, Horizon 2020, we explore a selection of EU-funded projects whose breakthroughs could help to shape Europe during the next 60 years.
Women and men are equally able to perform excellent frontier research. This is the view of ERC Scientific Council. Each process within the ERC - from creating awareness about the ERC to signing of grant agreements – is designed to give equal opportunities to men and women. To monitor gender balance in ERC calls, in 2008, the ERC set up a dedicated working group.
Commission and EIF seek Pan-European Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds Managers
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund are inviting applications for setting up and managing one or more private-sector led, market-driven Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds.