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1 YMIR is a Support Action funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme YMIR IMPROVE ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR INNOVATIVE SMEs Project No WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities Presenter:Candela Bravo Organisation:MENTORTEC YMIR Project Review Meeting Brussels, 13 March, 2012

2 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Main Objectives for 2 nd Year Contribute to activities in cooperation with the other ICT Finance MarketPlace projects  Provide input /review final version of “Access to Finance Manual for SMEs”  Participate in events and activities organised by the other projects ACCESS ICT and ICT VentureGATE Present an analysis on the financial sources available for SMEs and a pragmatic guide for SMEs looking for investment A set of policy recommendations

3 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks of 2 nd Year Task 3.4 – Input to preparation of the “Access to Finance Manual for SMEs” Task 3.5 – Participation in events and activities organised by the ACCESS ICT & ICT VentureGATE projects Task 3.6 – Analysis and study of research SMEs access to finance  1 st and 2 nd Study Task Policy Recommendations for changes to EU Framework Programme policy

4 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Deliverables 2 nd Year D3.5 – Publication of “Access to Finance Manual for SMEs (FINAL)” D3.6 – “1 st Study on Research SMEs Access to Finance: Background Analysis” D3.7 – “2 nd Study on Research SMEs Access to Finance: Recommendations for SMEs and Other Stakeholders” D3.8 – Confidential Report on Policy Recommendations to be Given to the European Commission

5 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Task & Deliverable for 2 nd Year Task 3.4 – Input to preparation of the “Access to Finance Manual for SMEs”  Final contributions and review for the finalisation of the Manual D3.5 – Publication of “Access to Finance Manual for SMEs (FINAL)”  Final contributions and review of the Manual which ACCESS ICT finalised and publish online and in a limited number of hard copies

6 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks & Deliverable for 2 nd Year Task 3.5 – Participation in events / activities organised by the ACCESS ICT & ICT VentureGate projects, e.g.  VentureGate Brussels Brokerage, Oct 2011  ACCESS event, Santarem, Nov 2011  ACCESS Final Conference, Brussels, Jan 2012

7 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks and Deliverables for 2 nd Year Task 3.6 – Analysis and study of research SMEs access to finance  To elaborate and analyse collected information from previous WP3 tasks  Desk research on SMEs and on investors in the ICT sector  Present an in-depth analysis and appraisal of the topic of access to finance

8 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks and Deliverables for 2 nd Year D3.6 – “1 st Study on Research SMEs Access to Finance: Background Analysis”  Background analysis on the types of innovation finance, comparing public and private funding  A detailed profiling of innovative SMES from the ICT sector  Quantitative and qualitative analyses of indicators and statistics about the relationship between ICT SMEs and investors / funding

9 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks and Deliverables for 2 nd Year D3.7 – “2 nd Study on Research SMEs Access to Finance: Recommendations for SMEs and Other Stakeholders”  Desk research analysis on detailing private finance, differentiating debt and equity funding  A SWOT analysis of the main sources of private capital  To provide a basic and pragmatic guideline on how to select the right type of investor  How to approach investors  What are the most common mistakes when accessing finance

10 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Tasks and Deliverables for 2 nd Year Task 3.8 – Confidential report on Policy Recommendations for changes to EU Framework Programme policy  It will establish policy recommendations for implementation at EU and Member State levels  For assisting SMEs in gaining access to investment finance through better matching of start-ups and investors

11 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 WP3: Deliverables D3.8 – Confidential report on Policy Recommendations for changes to EU Framework Programme policy  Inputs will be obtained during the Policy Recommendations Workshop held at the ICT Finance MarketPlace participation in Tech Media Europe 2012 event the 26 th of March in Lisbon

12 WP3: Input to AVY project cluster activities YMIR Final Project Review MeetingBrussels, 13 March, 2012 THANK YOU


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