The EU Investment Plan – what is in it for you? Waterford

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 27 Sep 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

The EU Investment Plan – what is in it for you?

Waterford 27th September, Boxwork at 6pm


Emma Kerins, International Affairs Executive, Chambers Ireland

Professor John O’Brennan, Professor of European Integration at Maynooth University

Dr. Mary Murphy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork


Are you an SME or an entrepreneur with an idea but need funding? Would you like access to major investors throughout Europe? Would you like to find out about the new investment friendly environment with less red-tape for investors and entrepreneurs with good ideas? Do you want to access support for Irish SMEs on how to benefit from the Plan

What type of companies can benefit?

  • Research-based and innovative SMEs and Small Mid-caps established and operating in one or several EU Member States (InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility)
  • SMEs and Small Mid-Caps who need a kick start to launch and expand their businesses (RSI)
  • Micro or Social -enterprises who may be having difficulty in accessing credit from other commercial lending providers. (EaSI)

The panellists will give the background to the investment plan and it impact to date and will discuss how it applies to Ireland and locally. They will be covering fund applications and EU grants.


The Investment Plan for Europe aims to generate at least €315 billion of funding for projects in key strategic areas to get more people back to work and stimulating economic growth


There will be time given for a Q&A.