Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) Case studies brochure

    Release date: 08 August 2011

Sustaining growth and creating jobs are among the primary objectives of the European Union. EU policies pay particular attention to small and medium sized-enterprises (SMEs) since these companies are the backbone of the European economy and the engine of growth and employment.

This brochure gives examples of businesses which have benefited from guarantees and equity participations under the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” managed by EIF in the period 2007–2013. They are in various lines of business, have different locations, sizes and financing needs. But what they had in common was the need for assistance in obtaining finance to grow and create jobs, a need we could respond to.

For more information about the CIP programme see the European Commission website at:


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