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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Apiary Book: Bee inspired

  •  Release date: 21 June 2021
“Its simple mathematics: if bees disappear so will mankind,” says Bogdan Iordache, founder of Apiary Book. Originally a freelancer in IT and software development, Bogdan changed direction in 2014: “I was comfortable in my career, too comfortable really. So I decided to reinvent myself, go on a different journey, do good, be close to nature. I knew of biodiversity depletion, so beekeeping seemed the obvious choice. Trying to learn more, I got amazing support from the ...

SWORD Health: virtual physical therapy

  •  Release date: 18 June 2021
“Sprains, tears and back pain are only a few of the musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) that cause disabilities that can ultimately turn life into a nightmare,” says Virgilio Bento, CEO and founder of SWORD Health, a company that seeks to help with recovery by acting a bit like a digital physiotherapist. “It’s not always easy to find the time to get to a physiotherapist. Now, imagine you could get your session done within a few clicks, in the palm of your hand.” This ...

Tampieri: Finding ways to innovate

  •  Release date: 16 June 2021
“We are entrepreneurs, we like to build ventures in new sectors and make a success of them. That means we also have a lot of data going back and forth, and in this age of global digital business, we need to find the best way to use it to offer optimal value proposition,” says Maurizio Sottili, CFO at Tampieri.

Sonarworks: personalised sound

  •  Release date: 13 April 2021
“We built everything from the ground up. Most of this stuff has never been done by anyone else, and nobody else is trying to do it either,” says Helmuts Bems, co-founder of Sonarworks, a Latvian audio tech company on a mission to bridge the gap between sound creators and listeners. 

CGTrader: global 3D model marketplace

  •  Release date: 17 March 2021
In an increasingly online and digitalised world, many businesses need graphic design, augmented reality or 3D modelling to help build their online presence. But 3D modelling can be an expensive and time-consuming process – it can take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks to create something – often using the skills of very specific designers. “This is where we come in” explains Dalia Lasaite, co-founder and CEO of Lithuanian 3D model source CGTrader.

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