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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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OroraTech: saving the planet from space

  •  Release date: 24 August 2022
Climate change generates extreme weather events with devastating consequences like wildfires. “Droughts and rising temperatures are causing wildfires that are burning areas the size of India every year. Our Earth has a fever,” says Thomas Gruebler, co-founder and CEO of OroraTech. “18% of global CO2 emissions come from wildfires. The best way to fight climate change is through precise temperature data because it’s all connected to temperature. If we use this data ...

Helio: shared workspace+

  •  Release date: 05 July 2022
“I think that the speed of change in a company today, and they rate at which companies can grow demands new ways of thinking in relation to office space,” says Patrik Åström, CEO of Helio. “People want flexibility. They want to be able to focus on the business, not handling the office and facilities.”

EcoG: integrated charging

  •  Release date: 01 July 2022
“Electric vehicles (EV) on the road become greener the more integrated EV charging is with the grid,” explains Joerg Heuer, CEO & co-founder of Munich-based EcoG, a company that provides ‘EcoG universal care’ for electric vehicle charger manufacturers to significantly reduce time and cost of charging station development, manufacturing and maintenance.

Juvinum: weathering the storm

  •  Release date: 21 June 2022
“To put it mildly, it was a disaster,” says Carl-Viggo Östlund, co-owner of Juvinum, referring to the COVID-19 crisis that hit the hospitality sector in 2020. “Sales went down to almost zero for about 4-5 months, picked up a bit in the summer and then stopped again completely for 4-5 months. 2020 sales were less than half of a normal year, and 2021 was only marginally better.”

Protera: the future of food

  •  Release date: 13 June 2022
“We’re from a transitioning generation,” says Leonardo Alvarez, CEO and co-founder of Protera. “We care a lot about the impact we’re having in the planet. We need to move towards a more sustainable society, a better future. And we’re confident that proteins can help us to get there.” Leonardo is referring to food waste, the first industry problem they are addressing with Protera’s technology, increasing shelf life and reducing food waste using ...
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