Funding instruments

InnovFin – EU Finance for innovators

InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” is a joint initiative launched by the European Investment Bank Group (EIB and EIF) in cooperation with the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

InnovFin consists of a series of integrated and complementary financing tools and advisory services offered by the EIB Group, covering the entire value chain of research and innovation (R&I) in order to support investments from the smallest to the largest enterprise.

InnovFin is available across all eligible sectors under Horizon 2020, in EU Member States and Associated Countries.

InnovFin website:

European Innovation Council

The EIC pilot supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation.

EIC Pilot website:

EDA European Funding Gateway provides the Defence sector (industry, research-and-technology organisations, academia, Ministries of Defence/Armed Forces) information how to access funding at European level.

EDA European Funding Gateway website:


Links of enterprise funding (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment) and Guide for starting business in Finland which includes also financing for start-ups:


Funding instruments of the Italian Ministry for University, Instruction and Research (MIUR):
The National Research Program (PNR: Programma Nazionale della Ricerca) 2015-2020

Funding instruments of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE):

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