Wednesday 29 November 2017
09:00 Fostering investment readiness of tech start-ups and scale-ups across Europe
'Registration & Coffee'
10:00 Opening Remarks by EC DG Research & Innovation
'Stephane Ouaki – Head of Unit SMEs, Financial Instruments and State Aids European Commission – DG R&I '
10:30 EU response to main challenges for growing companies to access finance
'Christoph Kuhn, Director at EIB; Tomasz Kozlowski, Head of Innovation & Alternative Financing Programmes at EIF'
11:00 Activities & impact of the Investhorizon.eu project
'Teresa Cunha, InvestHorizon coordinator Tech Tour'
11:20 Recommendations regarding investment readiness for entrepreneurs, innovation agents & investors
'James Burnham, Senior Advisor Tech Tour'
11:40 Recommendations regarding investment readiness for EU and national policy makers regarding scaling up
'Prof. Dr. Erik Vermeulen - Tilburg University '
12:00 Q&A & discussion
12:30 Closing Remarks by EC DG Research & Innovation
'Jean David Malo - Director, DG R&I Directorate for Open Innovation and Open Science'
13:00 Lunch break
14:15 "Investment Readiness Actions to Scaleup Workshop" - PRIVATE INVITATION ONLY
'Introduction by DG Research & Innovation'
Moderator: William Stevens
16:30 Wrap up & Closing remarks by Tech Tour and EC

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