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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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How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bank of ireland case study: Roomex (Ireland), hospitality ICT

  •  Release date: 29 June 2018
Roomex operates a global hotel-booking platform for corporate clients, taking care of all the payments and paperwork. “We can save time and costs for our customers. They don’t have to spend time searching, making calls, comparing prices”, Jack explains. “We book hotels below market rates with no charges to our customer, and they only have to deal with a single periodical invoice from us, covering multiple business trips. Last year we estimated the savings we delivered ...

Kando: smartcity wastewater management

  •  Release date: 28 June 2018
“In terms of monitoring and information technology, wastewater management lags behind when compared to other areas of urban planning. So far behind, in fact, that the change we are instigating is the first in 200 years”, explains Ari Goldfarb, founder and CEO of Kando.

Small Flower Garden Dumitrache: quality requires technology

  •  Release date: 29 June 2018
Catalin Dumitrache was a vegetable gardener for 20 years, but his real interest was in flowers – geraniums, petunias, hyacinths and many others. Catalin originally planned to grow the flowers for himself as a hobby, but decided to take it a step further and turn his passion into a real business.

PvPRO: online eSports tournaments

  •  Release date: 22 June 2018
Organized competitions have always been a part of video game culture, but over the last decade eSports have evolved significantly in both the number of professional players participating and the prizes involved. With a growing audience that represented 6bn total viewing hours in 2016 and championships that gather tens of thousands in physical attendance, eSports are reshaping the entertainment industry itself.

Raymetrics: reading the sky

  •  Release date: 22 June 2018
Anchored in Athens but with global reach and ambition, Raymetrics is a company founded by scientists and engineers that has developed a new and innovative remote sensing technique. Raymetrics works with Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology using light from a laser to remotely sense distant objects, and in particular aerosols.

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