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1 Boosting the Investment- Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps in Europe and Associated Countries co-funded by the European Commission

2 The policy toolbox Capacity Building InvestHorizon boosting Investment Readiness Technology Transfer Access to Finance Financial Instruments Grant Schemes Investment Gap a supply side approach to address access to finance issues must be accompanied by demand-side initiatives which enhance the quality of deal flow Mason, C. and Kwok, K. (2010)

3 Boosting Investment Readiness De-fragment SME investment market Increase number & quality of investments 1. Identify & promote better readiness programmes & policy practices 2. Raise awareness amongst SMEs about investment sources, options & requirements (across stages, sectors, origins, needs and EU) 3. Improve knowledge of investors about innovation sectors and investment models 4. Coach & benchmark the SMEs towards investment readiness and improve proposals & presentations 5. Match the investment-ready SMEs with specialised investors 6. Disseminate knowledge, sources, better practices and success stories

4 Programme Partners Technology Transfer &Universities Incubators & Accelerators SMEs & mid-caps Investors venture capital, corporate, business angels, crowd-funding

5 Resources Entrepreneurs Intermediaries Online Courses News & Social Media Resources Events (Investor) Matchmaking Policy-makers Investors

6 Entrepreneurs HOW Choose online training 1 Complete company profile 2 Apply Coaching Academy 3 Apply Investment Forum 4 Attend & give feedback 5 Raise knowledge Improve business proposal Find investors Online learning and MOOC Tailored feed back & rating on Investment Readiness Level Business support and presentational training Present at Investment Forum Online matchmaking

7 Investors HOW Choose online MOOC 1 Complete Investor profile 2 Participate in Investor Sensitisation Webinars 3 Review Companies 4 Attend Investment Forum 5 Develop insights Follow quality SMEs Find co investors Investor sensitisation webinars & Online courses - mechanics of investment - business potential of emerging technologies Review company profiles Join investor panels in Investment Forum Investment Forum

8 Intermediaries Policy-makers HOW Access online resources 1 Participate in MOOC 2 Attend the events 3 Use available tools Online courses Better practices report Develop initiatives Meet the Intermediaries Better practices report Support clients Broker deals Enroll client SMEs in InvestHorizon activities Meet investors Find commercialisation routes for technologies Benchmark Relay tools & resources Better Practices Award Winners (Schemes and Tools) Indicators Performance of Policies&IR support measures Online modules courses Better practices report

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10 CALENDAR

11 Online courses

12 Online Courses Free online education E learning (moodle) Investment Readiness Mechanics of Investment (across inv types ) Topics Business & management Entrepreneurship Industry & technologies Equity investment

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14 Investor sensitisation Investment awareness webinars Investment Process Types of investors and vehicles Investment trends (sectors) Potential emerging technologies

15 Academies 57 Academies Across Europe Across development stage Across sectors Onsite tailored coaching Interact with peers Experienced coaches

16 Investment Readiness qualification Free online tailored feed back from Investor & Industry experts Relative rating (compared to the other InvestHorizon comps) How to improve Investment Readiness. Business potential Project profile quality Investment /partnering interest Team experience Selection criteria Product merit Competitive position

17 Investment Forums 22 Investment Forums Across Europe Across Sector Meet & Pitch to the right investors International exposure Active Investors (BAs, VCs, CVCs)

18 Impact Awareness SMEs, intermediaries, investors and policy makers Knowledge & training Coaching & Benchmarking Facilitate Investment 3000 SMES 200+ Investors SMEs 200+ coaches 450+ SMEs 50 investments

19 Where we are Jan 2015 Nov 2015 Jun registered SMEs >500 SME apps. to events (Academies; Invest. Forum) 10 recorded online courses (soon available on line) 8 Coaching Academies& Clinics > 270 SMEs coached Athens, Brussels, Lappeenranta, Dublin, Warsaw, Siegendorf, Lisbon, Eindhoven 4 Investment Forum Events 95 Pitching companies >90 Active Investors on site (BAs, VC, CVC)

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