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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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Myrmex: material handling robotics

  •  Release date: 13 June 2018
Life is getting simpler for consumers in many ways. One of them is the ability to buy things online and then pick them up at a drive-through. This click-and-deliver process may be simple to use for the consumer, but somewhere in the background, there are some very complex calculations, algorithms and robotics at play to make this happen.

How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Cogart CAN Piemonte case study: Birra Barbanera (Italy), brewery

  •  Release date: 13 June 2018
Represented by the figure of Dr. Barbanera, a mysterious 19th century adventurer and trader usually hiding behind a conspicuous fake nose and moustache but reputed to be “a magnificent inventor of inebriants” that has seemingly found the secret to eternal life, Birra Barbanera is a brewery located in the small town of Cavallirio, in the Piedmont region.

Centaur Analytics: Eliminating food waste one crop at a time

  •  Release date: 13 June 2018
Centaur Analytics invites an ancient industry to meet the modern age. From the moment a harvest leaves the field until it reaches store shelves, Centaur tracks its journey monitoring for infestations and prescribing early interventions to prevent any crop spoilage. “Our sensors are the missing link in post-harvest safety. They are designed to withstand direct fumigant treatments and transmit in real-time from any storage container with no required infrastructure” explains Sotiris ...

dryTools (Serbia): better software faster

  •  Release date: 11 June 2018
Founded by passionate software developers in search of a challenge, dryTools is a Serbian company that set out to change the industry through their innovative approach to coding, leaving programmers free to focus on the creative part. “Basically, we build software that builds software. A lot of people think that software development work is 100% creativity, but actually 80% of that work is really repetitive”, explains co-founder Marko Gacesa, “We wanted to turn that ...

Nostalgia guaranteed

  •  Release date: 06 June 2018
The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Company (TOFFS) is at the forefront of fuelling misty-eyed football nostalgia, making exact replica vintage football shirts. From the humble beginnings of producing the first piece on the founders’ dining table with the help of a local dressmaker, Alan and Michele Finch have managed to build up a business that is now employing more than 20 people. Over the last 25 years, the firm has created more than 240 different domestic and international league team ...


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