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

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

Waterford 27th September, Boxworks, Patrick Street, Waterford City at 6pm

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?

The Panel

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

June Fardey, Waterford Small Business and Agri Lending Advisor for Bank of Ireland

Chair: Eugene Crehan, Director of Programmes, CEDRE School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology

 

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 its impact to date and will discuss how it applies to Ireland and locally. They will be covering funding 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.

 

Book your FREE place here. The Europe Direct Centre is based at Central Library Waterford. For more information contact Sinead O’Higgins at sohiggins@waterfordcouncil.ie