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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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SMATE: Made in Italy
  •  Date: 06 February 2019
     Duration: 3:02

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Qualinx: small size, low cost, low power, always on

  •  Release date: 19 January 2023
With the explosion of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the rapid digitalisation of the world around us, semiconductor technology has been catapulted to the forefront of the EU’s strategic objectives. It’s a very complex, technical field, with a fairly limited pool of expertise in both Europe and globally. But its relevance to so many different aspects of our lives and economy has meant that public sector financing has been looking at this space with renewed interest. “Our aim ...

Plan A: made-to-measure sustainability

  •  Release date: 06 January 2023
“Decarbonisation is central to stabilising our economy,” says Lubomila Jordanova, CEO of Plan A. “Corporates contribute to the world’s carbon footprint so they must be part of the solution too. Our job is to provide the tools that will support them on their transformational journey.”

Mito: frutti di mare innovation

  •  Release date: 07 December 2022
Molluscs are perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about climate change, but the impact is very real. These marine creatures, a great source of protein and at the same time a key ingredient of local Italian cuisine, are becoming scarce, their numbers dropping fast.

Envigas: sustainable biocarbon

  •  Release date: 05 December 2022
 “We need to find solutions. Otherwise, you just give up. If we do nothing, it will definitely go wrong. This is our contribution,” says Lars-Gunnar Almryd, CEO of Envigas. “When you grow old, looking back, you’ll ask yourself, did I try to contribute? That’s one of the drivers for me. I think it’s exciting to find new solutions that can contribute to the big picture as well as the small scale.”

Submer: datacenters that make sense

  •  Release date: 03 November 2022
Saying that we’re living in an era where data is king could be considered a bit of an understatement. But as data grows, so do the demands of data management and the infrastructure behind it. Submer is a company that provides solutions for datacentres, beginning with cooling, and spanning across to affect change in nearly every other element of IT infrastructure - from scaling, to power, to energy and memory.
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