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Thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe have been able to start-up or expand their businesses thanks to the EIF. The entrepreneurs below have all benefitted from equity capital or loans backed by the EU provided by a wide range of financial institutions, acting locally as EIF's  financial intermediaries. 

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SMATE: Made in Italy
  •  Date: 06 February 2019
     Duration: 3:02

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Shift Technology: transforming the insurance industry

  •  Release date: 09 September 2021
“Ask people what they think of insurance companies and nearly half the time they’ll tell you that insurance is an unavoidable evil and carriers are never willing to pay claims,” says Jeremy Jawish, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based Shift Technology. And much of this lack of trust is due to fraud. “Up to 20% of claims involve an element of fraud, which often goes undetected. Most individuals who try to defraud insurance companies do it because they are convinced that the ...

Einride: autonomous freight transportation

  •  Release date: 09 September 2021
“There can be no sustainability without sustainable business,” says Robert Falck, CEO of Stockholm-based Einride, a company that develops autonomous electric vehicles used mainly for freight applications. Einride is best known for its ‘Pod’ an autonomous electric truck that is controlled remotely. It can be used in ports, airports, warehouses and wherever speedy delivery is needed. “Autonomous vehicles are perfectly suited to goods, it makes shipping safer and ...

Charbon Studio: moving to the next level

  •  Release date: 27 July 2021
“People often ask why Charbon,” says Eric Pecher, Studio Manager at Charbon Studio based in La Hulpe, Wallonia, in Belgium. “The name actually defines us in so many ways: Charbon (coal in French) is rooted in Wallonia’s past, its economic development and defines our industrial heritage.  Charbon is also a shade of black vital to colour grading work because it enhances images, highlights details, which is very important in films. And it’s also the name of the ...

Fernride: driverless technology

  •  Release date: 23 July 2021
Driverless technology is a reality already taking shape in the logistics and shipping industries, accelerated by driver scarcity, the explosion of online commerce and the shift to electrification and reduction of emissions. “These industries are the backbone of global trade”, says Hendrik Kramer, CEO of Munich-based Fernride. “With volumes shipped around the world increasing by the hour and people expecting ever-shorter delivery times, autonomous driving technologies are the ...

Accure: Intelligent batteries

  •  Release date: 22 July 2021
“Look around you, batteries are everywhere: in phones, computers, cars, power plants, planes. The 21st century is built on batteries. I think they are amazing in the way they can pack all this energy, but they have one major shortcoming: their short operating lifespan. Optimize and upgrade them and you have the key to energy efficiency, decarbonisation and net zero,” says KP Kairies. KP is the CEO of Accure – which refers to accuracy and cure – a company dedicated to ...

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