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Improving High Tech Financing in Europe: Policy lessons from the VICO Project [Part 2]

Improving High Tech Financing in Europe: Policy lessons from the VICO Project [Part 2]
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The purpose of the event is to allow an open discussion between researchers and policy makers about the main problems related to the financing of high tech ventures in Europe. The point of reference will be the results of the research conducted by Universities and Research Institutions, from different countries, under a 7th Framework Programme from the European Commission: the VICO project.

The aim of the VICO project is to assess the impact of Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) financing on the economic performance of innovative entrepreneurial ventures in Europe as reflected by their innovation rates, employment creation, growth, and competitiveness, and the role which VC/PE investors play in helping these firms bridge their resource and competence gaps. A comprehensive, robust, contextual analysis of the moderating role of the characteristics of the investor, the investee firms, and the business and institutional environment represents an original feature of the VICO project which goes well beyond previous studies in this field.

The event is potentially addressed to:

  • Policymakers from member countries, including local and national levels
  • Policy makers from the European Commission
  • Representatives from Development Agencies
  • National and European Venture Capital Associations
  • AT Venture project partners
  • Institutions interested in entrepreneurship
  • Practitioners
  • High tech entrepreneurs
  • Local press

Programme - September 8th

9:00 Third session: Policy measures to improve selection and value added in Europe
Moderator: Prof. José Martí (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain)
Participants:

  • Prof. Fabio Bertoni (Politecnico Di Milano. Italy)
  • Mrs. Nuria Bosch Balada (Director of Baring Private Equity Partners; Former Director of entrepreneurship and financing programs at Catalonia Government. Spain)
  • Mr. Daniel Sánchez (General Partner at Nauta Capital; Chairman of the VC Committee, ASCRI; Member of the VC Platform, EVCA. Spain)
  • Mr. Pertti Valtonen (Innovation Department, Division of Growth Ventures, Ministry of Employment and the Economy. Finland)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Keynote speech: The financial crisis, the banking system, and prospects for the growth of entrepreneurial firms. Prof. Robert Carpenter (University of Maryland – Baltimore County. USA)

12:30 Wrapping up: Prof. Bart Clarysse (Imperial College of London. Belgium) and Dr. Terttu Luukkonen (Research Institute of the Finnish Economy)

13:15 Addressing Major Societal Challenges through EU Research and Innovation Funding. Mr. Dominik Sobczak (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission)

13:45 Closing speech: Mr. Enrique Gómez (Consejero Delegado. Empresa Nacional de Innovación. Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Spain)

14:00 End of day 2


[Registration]: Access to the event is free, but registration is required due to the limited number of places available.

Chair of the organising Committee
José Martí Pellón
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Phone: +34 913942310
Email: jmartipe@ccee.ucm.es

Where and when

Campus EOI Madrid. Avda. Gregorio del Amo, 6. 28040 Madrid
Jueves, Septiembre 8, 2011 -
09:00 to 13:45