23rd April - one-day policy conference "Boosting the Investment Readiness of SMEs in Europe"

The workshop is organized by the new programme InvestHorizon which is designed to increase investments made in Innovative European SMEs through Investment Readiness development and Investor sensitization. InvestHorizon forms part of the Horizon2020  pillar “Access to Risk Finance” coordinated by DG Research and Innovation and is the follow-up project of European Investor Gate.

The conference will take place on Thursday, 23rd of April 2015 in the Covent Garden Building Brussels, starting at 9:30 CET.

The aim of the conference is to gather new insights on what it takes for entrepreneurs and SMEs to be investor ready with dedicated workshops on new strategies, tools and needs in fields such as access to finance and investor sensitization, fruitful matchmaking and preparing entrepreneurs to access finance.


The conference will consist of a plenary session in which policy makers will present the latest political developments aiming to support European SMEs so as to be on the path of economic recovery, together with high level experts that will enlighten the audience with the latest insights in the field of investment readiness.


In addition, parallel sessions in the form of workshops will be arranged, where stakeholders will be able to exchange best practices, and networking. The workshops aim at identifying the main characteristics of ecosystems and policy support measures that can stimulate more investments in Europe for entrepreneurs and SMEs. The results of the workshop are expected to feed into the long-term strategy of the InvestHorizon programme and into developing disruptive schemes and strategies to improve the investment readiness of European entrepreneurs joining the programme and beyond.


The conference and will gather some 100 participants with different backgrounds and fields of activities, from policy makers and institutions from the technology transfer ecosystem to entrepreneurs and investors.


You are cordially invited to join the conference, kindly register for the event on the InvestHorizon website.

If you have any questions please contact either Corinna Voß (voss@bwcon.de) or Teresa Cunha (teresa@e-unlimited.com).