Audiovisual library - Case studies overview

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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Trunkrs: faster, greener, friendlier

  •  Release date: 30 November 2021
“The thing about ecommerce is that, even if you live in a small village, the internet offers everything at your fingertips. It’s awesome,” says Jan Wijn, CEO of Trunkrs, a logistics company based in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, that is out to improve the delivery services that make that accessibility so awesome. “We had two main ideas,” Jan explains. “We wanted to be consumer-centric and we wanted to be sustainable.” From his long experience working in ...

Anshar Studios: the sum of your choices

  •  Release date: 29 November 2021
Video-game development is a very fast-moving industry. “Budgets are getting bigger, games more complicated; the quality bar keeps rising with advances in technology. Gamers expect more. Software and development engines are also becoming more sophisticated and powerful, and on our side, we need to develop our own tools. It’s happening also in other areas like cinema,” he adds. “For a small independent studio like ours, inventiveness, passion and creativity are crucial. ...

Kaffe Bueno: getting more out of coffee

  •  Release date: 25 October 2021
“Attitude is all that matters. You need positive energy and a willingness to make it happen. If you see only limitations, of course you’re going to get stuck,” says Juan Medina, co-founder and CEO of Kaffe Bueno, a small company based in Copenhagen that aims to change people’s relationship with one of the most popular things in our lives: coffee.

Music Estonia: supporting the Estonian music industry

  •  Release date: 25 October 2021
“This is an economically one of the biggest fast-growing sectors with lots of potential,” says Ave Tölpt, Director of Music Estonia. “The creative industries have a deep connection with tourism and a strong impact on other sectors. We saw during the COVID-19 lockdowns how people want to experience those emotions gained from culture, how important they are for their mental well-being – going to concerts, to the cinema etc. It’s a sector that needs to be ...

Micron Agritech: Reducing anti-microbial resistance

  •  Release date: 01 October 2021
Artificial intelligence and machine learning technology are developing fast and finding their way into every corner of our lives. It’s hardly surprising, then, to find it in…animal poop.

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