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Info event - Funding

Funding opportunities at PARK INNOVAARE

Financing technology projects with non-dilutive instruments

Whether or not companies succeed with innovation depends to a large extent on having access to the necessary financial resources. The type and number of available financing instruments in science-related or technology-oriented industries are manifold. To give you an overview, PARK INNOVAARE invites you to its regular info event - Funding.

Funding your innovation ideas. Particularly interesting in this context are those sources that directly benefit the companies and do not result in a dilution of their own company shares (i.e. non-dilutive) and/or show a non-monetary added value which is potentially significant. Such instruments and possibilities do indeed exist, and we would like to introduce them to you:

Special focus: SME Instrument & Fast Track to Innovation (FTI). Since the beginning of 2017, Switzerland has had access to two financing instruments through the EU program «Horizon 2020»: the SME Instrument and the FTI. With those instruments up to 3 Mio EUR can be obtained, with or without the participation of academic partners.

Bundesbürgschaft (Switzerland Innovation): with the Swiss federal guarantee PARK INNOVAARE has now a proprietary instrument for financing support that allows technology companies of all sizes to benefit from bank loans at significantly reduced rates.

Business Angel Club Aargau: the Canton of Aargau maintains a wide range of contacts with Business Angels and is expanding these contacts with the «Business Angel Club Aargau». What is in for company founders and start-ups? How can a founder find the right Business Angel?

Other non-dilutive funds in the region: the Hightech Zentrum Aargau (HTZ), based in Brugg, offers access to funding schemes, among feasibility studies funded by HTZ, Forschungsfonds Aargau, NanoArgovia projects or Technologiefonds. HTZ is also an access point for Innosuisse support.


09:15 - 09:30   Warm-up & coffee

09:30 - 09:45   Bundesbürgschaft (Switzerland Innovation), Nils Gebhardt, innovAARE AG

09:45 - 10:05   How to find the right Business Angel, Florian Gautschi, Aargau Services Standortförderung

10:05 - 10:30   Forschungsfonds, Innosuisse et al., Leentert den Haan, Hightech Zentrum Aargau

10:30 - 11:30   SME Instrument & Fast Track to Innovation (FTI), Javier Calvet-Stoffel, M27 / Jorge Sotelo, Inspiralia

11:30 - 12:00   Sandwich break

12:00 - 15:00   Pre-evaluation for the SME Instrument and FTI (1:1 sessions, please sign up in advance)



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