Alternative finance includes a set of fast-growing solutions, from equity-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, and from reward based crowdfunding to debt-based securities, is supplying credit to SMEs, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes. […]
The Innovation Union is the EU strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment in Europe. Launched in 2010, it is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe2020 strategy. The strategy, built around 34 specific commitments, consists of a bold, integrated and strategic approach to innovation combining various policies, tool and levels of intervention – Member […]
The study analyses Research and Technology Organisation's participation in the Framework Programmes and contributes to the improvement of FPs in the future.
The study analyses industry's participation patterns to FP6 and FP7 and the impact of this participation on innovation and job creation.