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1 SME support under COSME and the Enterprise Europe Netzwerk Gunnar Matthiesen European Commission - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ERRIN FINNOWATER & SME Financing Day

2 COSME & the Enterprise Europe Network Overview: why COSME and what is in it? Access to finance & markets Better framework conditions for SMEs Integrated business and innovation support: the Enterprise Europe Network

3 Why COSME? Administrative difficulties: An "important consideration" for 70% - 88% of internationalising SMEs Entrepreneurship: 37% of Europeans want to be selfemployed (US: 55%, China: 71%) Access to finance: Large proportion of SMEs unable to obtain formal loan Internationalisation: 25% of SMEs export to other markets (outside EU: 13%)

4 Aims: COSME the EU's first SME programme Strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of EU SMEs Encourage entrepreneurial culture Promote the creation and growth of SMEs Budget: 2,3 billion for (big increase over CIP)

5 Supporting SMEs and competitiveness Smart and SME-friendly regulations SME-specific activities across EU policies and spending programmes (eg: Horizon 2020) Targeted financial support to promote more dynamic and internationally competitive SMEs

6 Objectives of COSME Improving access to finance Improving access to markets Improving framework conditions Promoting entrepreneurship

7 Better access to finance: framework Streamlining financial instruments Developing EU-wide venture capital market Supporting cross-border lending Improving information about EU finance available for SMEs

8 Two Financial instruments Equity facility for growth: investment in SMEs in expansion phase Loan guarantee facility: guarantees to cover loans for SMEs Coordination with equity & loan instruments for R&I under H2020, including multi-stage support Budget 2014: approx. 1.1bn

9 Better access to finance Minimum 60% of COSME budget. Implementation: EIB / EIF Expected impact: loan guarantees Financing for between 220,000 and 330,000 SMEs Total value: 14 bn to 21 bn (loan guarantees) facility Expected impact: venture capital investment Investment in between 360 and 550 companies Overall volume: 2.6bn to 4.0 bn

10 Better access to markets Informing, enabling and training SMEs Enterprise Europe Network Analytical tools On-line portals IPR helpdesks Awareness raising campaigns, trainings Exchange of best practices, workshops

11 Better framework conditions Reducing administrative burden Smart regulation (SBA/SME test, competitiveness proofing, fitness checks), Better coordination of national industrial policies Supporting emerging industries (KET) Sectoral policies & supporting clusters

12 Concrete action (2014) SBA implementation Support to clusters (focus in internationalisation) Smart regulation Sectorial actions: KETs, e-skills, Construction, food supply-chain Competitiveness of the tourism sector

13 Promoting entrepreneurship Developing entrepreneurial skills Creating mentoring schemes Promoting social entrepreneurship Workshops and exchanges of best practices (European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs) Trainings (Erasmus for Entrepreneurs exchange programme, trainings for teachers) Promotion activities & awareness raising

14 Enterprise Europe Netzwerk Integrated SME and innovation support Starting point: some of the most important growth and innovation accelerators Internationalisation Technology transfer / innovation Innovation capabilities Partnerships Access to new markets

15 Role of the Enterprise Europe Network Internationalisation: Business partnerships Advice: EU law, norms, standards Market access, common market Access to finance Innovation Technology transfer Innovation support, Innovation audits, innovation management Participation of SMEs in EU research

16 Who is in EEN? 600 partner organisations in 53 countries Innovation agencies, TT offices, universities, research institutes, chambers of commerce / craft, RDAs, etc. Integrated support for innovation, research and business cooperation

17 Common market & internationalisation Partnering and cooperation Advice about EU law, norms and standards, tax issues, practical advice, ets. Market access, market intelligence, common market issues Access to finance

18 EEN services for innovation and research International innovation and technology transfer partnerships Innovation audits, raising innovation capacities, innovation management Sector-specific support Access to finance for innovation Partner search for research projects and FP7 projects

19 EEN innovation support under Horizon 2020 General innovation and tech. transfer services EEN services (via H2020) for innovative SMEs: Innovation management capacity building Key account management for (SME instrument) Continuous support to make innovation project a success Access to specialised coaching Access to markets & investors after successful conclusion

20 Thank you for your interst!

21 Where have CIP programmes gone?

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