The Financing Desk is a joint initiative of TKI Urban Energy, TKI Wind op Zee and TKI Nieuw Gas within the Topsector Energy. The desk aims to help SME entrepreneurs to valorise their innovations by providing support and assistance with financing issues.
Finding funding is seen by entrepreneurs, active within Topsector Energy, as the main challenge in valorising their innovation. This challenge mainly consists of bridging the 'Valley of death', the phase in which the development costs still precede the benefits. Many companies fail in this valorisation phase. Grants are usually instrumental to bridge this phase as well as equity financing. Most subsidy regulations stipulate that co-financing (contribution of equity) is conditional. To prevent innovation from stranding prematurely and / or valuable time being lost, the Financing Desk offers help to these SMEs who are struggling with a financing issue.
The activities of the Financing Desk:
- Masterclass Finance: Informative event about financing
- Investor Day: Matchmaking between investor and entrepreneur
- 1-on-1 consultation (the desk): Sparring about financing options and connecting with investors
- Innovation Brokers Subsidy for hiring "third parties" up to a maximum of € 10,000 for specialist support.
Would you like to have a free conversation with Financing Desk? Please contact Martin Weissmann or call him on +31 (0)30-747 0027.