The first Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” will take place from 15-17 June 2015 in Riga, Latvia.
This 3 day international conference will raise awareness of the potential for the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 to enhance access to finance for researchers and SMEs.
The conference will bring together high level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.
The main focus of this conference will be on
- the political answer to the macroeconomic situation
- ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the investment Plan for the EU
- how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs
- interactions between these financial instruments, COSME's and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels.
Further information can be found under