The conference aims to raise awareness on the potential of financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under the Horizon 2020 programme to enhance growth through access to finance for research, technology and innovation. The event will bring together policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities. The European Crowdfunding Network will be represented by our board member Ronald Kleverlaan.
The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy which was agreed by Member States in June 2010 and which builds on the progress made under the Lisbon Strategy. The Innovation Union has a central role in achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. It is aimed at improving conditions and access to finance for research and innovation in Europe, to ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobs.The conference will take place at the InterContinental Athenaeum, in Athens on 12 & 13 June 2014, for more information please vistit the event website here.