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Financing Space: options for SMEs and MidCaps in Europe

11th February 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

At the start of 2021, ESA, EC, European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund representatives announced new initiatives that show a strong will to support the growth of space start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps through innovative funding and financial instruments. Growth areas include climate change solutions, transformative digital services, safety and security, to name but a few. These funding and financing instruments will accompany space SMEs and midcaps over the next 3-7 years.

In this context, this Financing Space conference aims to offer these companies in particular a chance to:

  • Get to know the full panorama of financing instruments that space SMEs and midcaps are eligible for – This conference, co-organised by ESA and the EIB Advisory, will offer an overview of existing and upcoming financial instruments, be they institutional or private, European or national, covering a diverse range of financing needs for SMEs and midcaps (grants & equity, risk capital, venture debt, loans). The presentations will focus on the customer-facing end of these instruments, on eligibility criteria and on channels to access them.
  • Map out the financing ecosystem which covers space – Currently, most financial instruments are not specific only to space, and some have just begun to be implemented. However, a number of financial instruments include space among other technologies they cover. Considering the difficulties for SME and midcaps face in finding their way in this complex landscape, this conference will help participants to better understand who is who and what is what when it comes to financing space, depending on their needs (risk capital or loans).
  • Learn from hands-on examples – Investors will feature hands-on examples to illustrate the scope of the instruments presented.

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11th February 2021
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Online Webinar