Report of the chairman of the expert group on the cross-border matching of innovative firms with suitable investors
The current European economic position is that of negative or very low growth in the GDP of Member States. The creation of jobs and growth in Europe innovation is key, but innovative firms in Europe face significant problems in accessing the funding they need to start, grow and compete in global markets. The cross-border matching of innovative firms and investors in particular poses significant challenges, even though research has identified cross-border funding as key to supporting a company's international growth. This report sets out the conclusions of a European expert group which was... charged with identifying current trends and best practices in the area of matching innovative firms with investors on a cross-border basis and with formulating policy recommendations.