Under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar, this section will help companies and other types of organisations engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance.
The concrete goal is to support and facilitate access to sources of debt and equity financing by innovative companies of all sizes and also by research centres and universities, public-private partnerships, special-purpose companies or projects, and joint ventures.
The name of the program under which the EU promotes a range of debt and equity products and advisory services is 'InnovFin - EU Finance for Innovators'
. The program consists of a range of tailored financing products, for the variety of R&I entities.