LIFT: Introduction to Innovation Finance
Tuesday 23 November 08:30-12:00 Auditorium
The European Investment Forum is supporting the LIFT tutorials at IST99.
LIFT (Linking Innovation, Finance and Technology) is an action of the Innovation Programme. Its aim is to foster the successful commercial exploitation of the results of Research and Technological Development projects by improving links between project participants and the investor community.
This tutorial has been conceived to provide researchers and entrepreneurs who are currently working on RTD projects with an introduction to the main issues relevant to the funding of technology based ventures. It will in particular provide an overview of the characteristics of different sources of innovation financing, the different players involved (e.g. banks, seed- and venture capital firms, business angels, etc) and the financial decision making process.
1/ Innovation financing, basic concepts
2/ Sources of innovation finance, an overview
3/ Developing the investment proposal
LIFT, products and services Discussion and questions