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1 Financingopportunities opportunitiesfor eco-innovation The first exclusive Strategic Report for the 100 Business Club

2 An overview and an outlook of the different sources of financing, financial opportunities and support for the eco-innovation players Four key eco-innovation topics addressed: 1) Current overview of eco--innovation in Europe (page 3) key information on running policies, drivers, legislations and regulatory framework, measures and initiatives and global developments in the eco-innovation sector 2) Developments in the financing of eco--innovative companies (page 17) current state and developments in accessing financing, European financial policies and financing needs of eco-innovative businesses 3) Main barriers to financing for eco--innovative companies (page 49) framework on enhancing opportunities for public financing, equity financing and debt financing 4) Future initiatives and prospects for eco--innovation (page 53) market opportunities for eco-innovation, European regulations and support initiatives

3 1) Current overview of eco-innovation in Europe Policies on eco-innovation in Europe Drivers of eco-innovation (page 3) Rules and regulation on eco-subjects (page 11) There is much to know for businesses that still haven t identified the need for new production and recycling technologies and their economic prospects. Take a look at the opportunities offered by the ETAP (Environmental Technology Action Plan) and get a fresh insight on the Renewable Energy, Bio-based products, Recycling and Green Construction sectors to achieve the necessary prerequisites for a successful market entry and a profitable production. The eco-innovation sector in Europe Global developments in the eco-innovation sector (page 11) European measures and initiatives (page 15) To improve existing techniques and adopt new ways of thinking about sustainable production and environmental impact has become more and more crucial for European businesses. Take advantage by browsing the financial regulations that have been established by governments and the support measures for eco-innovative companies such as the Lead Market Initiative (LMI).

4 2) Developments in the financing of eco-innovative companies Current state and developments in accessing financing Financing needs of eco-innovative businesses (page 17) Financing chain, public financing, equity financing and debt financing (pages 18-39) Discover the opportunities on how to raise funds to finance primary research, product development and launch. Take the chance to fully investigate the markets and to be updated on financial regulations and stimulators from local governments and the EU. Financing gap nature and severity Equity capital (page 45) European financial policies (page 47) Learn about the potential sources of financing such as Angel investors, Crowd funding, Venture Capital and European Financial policies as well as the gaps in the access to finance.

5 3) Main barriers to financing for eco-innovative companies Overcoming barriers to financing for Eco-innovative companies (page 49) Once the primary sources of financing have been identified, this chapter gives you valuable advice from ecoinnovation stakeholders on how to increase chances for successful financing and it also provides you with a number of measures to enhance opportunities for financing in the public, equity and debt financing. - Enhancing opportunities for public financing Be sure your business/idea meets the requirements needed to be eligible for financing. - Enhancing opportunities for equity financing Be updated about technology funds which have been established with governmental help in EU to increase the availability of finance for innovative companies. - Enhancing opportunities for debt financing Let s take a look at the schemes providing credit guarantees forstart-up businesses and businesses in their expansion phase.

6 4) Future initiatives and prospects for eco-innovation Future trends and developments for eco-innovative companies European regulations and initiatives (page 53) Impact investments (page 55) Be the first to get an insight on the forthcoming financing European legislation with the new framework to be established by the EU Commission and on upcoming trend in investment!

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