Project Goal

The InvestHorizon project aims to boost the investment awareness and readiness amongst innovative SMEs and improve the sensitization of investors and innovation intermediaries across Europe. It will address the difficulty of matching technology-based innovative companies with sufficiently specialized investors, especially at cross-border level, helping entrepreneurs to secure investment in early innovation phases.

The InvestHorizon programme will offer various hands-on services for entrepreneurs and investors such as training academies to become investment ready, investment forums to connect companies with market players and financial providers, online coaching modules, online reviews and European matchmaking events. To profit from the services, please create a profile on the InvestHorizon website!

Services

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

Partners

  • ASTP-Proton, Netherlands
  • bwcon GmbH, Germany
  • EBAN (European Business Angel Network), Belgium
  • EBN Innovation Network, Belgium
  • Eurochambers, Belgium
  • European Crowdfunding Network, Belgium
  • Europe Unlimited, Belgium
  • F6S, United Kingdom
  • Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Université de Liège, Belgium
Profile

Duration:
December 2014 – June 2017

Client/Programme: 
European Commission, Horizon 2020

Website: www.investhorizon.eu