Access to risk finance

Access to risk finance aims to overcome deficits in the availability of debt and equity finance for R&D and innovation-driven companies and projects at all stages of development by supporting the development of Union-level venture capital.

Your NCP contact for this topic

Geert Dauwe

geert.dauwe@vlaio.be

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About this programme

The concrete goal of access to risk finance under Horizon 2020 is to support and facilitate access to sources of debt and equity financing by innovative companies of all sizes and also by research centers and universities etc.

This support is given through financial intermediaries.

 

 

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Risk Finance   SME Instrument   EIC Pilot  

 Manual Toolbox

Manual Toolbox for SMEs to adequately fill-in the market and business dimensions of their close to market proposals in H2020

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Testimony

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AVIA-GIS / SMEinstrument

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that will support society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument-phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management (IPM) functionalities and bring VECMAP®IPM to the market. Within 5 years Avia-GIS will enable 2000 SME pest controllers and 2340 local authorities to shift to IPM strategies. With the grant they will raise revenue from 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

The Horizon 2020 grant was an essential component of their second investment round. To date Avia-GIS already raised 1 M€ in additional private equity and they are now are seeking to complement this with an equal amount as a subordinate loan.

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