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Thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe have been able to start-up or expand their businesses thanks to the EIF. The entrepreneurs below have all benefitted from equity capital or loans backed by the EU provided by a wide range of financial institutions, acting locally as EIF's  financial intermediaries. 

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How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bpifrance case study: Muquans (France), Research; Development

  •  Release date: 07 March 2017
Founded in 2011 by a team of three PhDs in quantum physics, including Bruno Desruelle, the company’s CEO, Philippe Bouyer and Arnaud Landragin, Muquans is specialised in the development of ultra-high technological precision measurement instruments.

Oficina de Música de Aveiro: Bringing music closer to people

  •  Release date: 21 July 2017
Music is an outburst of the soul. In the Portuguese city of Aveiro, José Rodrigues is mostly known to the locals as ZéTó. He is the current owner of the music school Oficina de Música de Aveiro (OMA). His passion for music accompanied him all his life.  Nearly three decades ago, ZéTó was a pupil in Aveiro’s music conservatory, playing bass and both electric and traditional guitars. His teacher at the time, Fernando Valente, a renowned Portuguese ...

Bobus: Freight transportation across the Western Balkans

  •  Release date: 20 July 2017
Bobus was established in March 2003 in Podgorica, Montenegro, as a natural continuation of a family business which started with the opening of the bakery “Stankovic”, set up in 1995 in the Stankovic family-home.

Erasmus+ Master’s Loan: Blair Clark

  •  Release date: 18 July 2017
When Blair Clark started his law studies at the University of Edinburgh in his home town, he certainly didn’t imagine that he would find himself in Denmark a few years later, pursuing a Master’s degree in International Security & Law, with a whole new perspective on life. As Blair himself explains, it was the year he spent in the Netherlands on an (undergraduate) Erasmus exchange that really triggered his appetite for more: “My time in the Netherlands opened my eyes to the ...

Ainstein: From birthday gift to successful business

  •  Release date: 06 June 2017
Like most dads, Sven Purns wanted to do something special for his daughter’s first birthday. Unlike most dads who might go out and buy a new toy, Sven actually created one himself. An instant hit, the toy has grown into a very successful business called Ainstein.


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