Search En menu en ClientConnect
Top 5 search results See all results Advanced search
Top searches
Most visited pages

    Web Summit is the world’s largest annual technology conference that brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.

    The EIB Group, composed of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund, which focuses on small businesses, is a leading supporter of start-ups and the digital economy and one of the largest providers of finance for innovation in Europe.

    This year the EIB Group, EIB Institute and the European Innovation Council (EIC) teamed up to bring the EU innovative spirit at Web Summit.

    Centre Stage: Building a start-up in Europe

    Watch a recording of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" panel discussion on European start-ups with EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Felix.

    Our key events

    • 11:00 – 12:00 Securing the Future – with Red Points
      Red Points has been supported by the EIB's venture debt to further develop their companies and to secure their future.
    • 14:00 – 14:30 AI-driven solutions: From ICU Recovery to Personalised Career Guidance – with EIB Institute
      A fireside chat with SIT alumni SkillLab (Christoph Bretgeld, Co-founder) and VEMOtion (Maximilian Bohrer, Business Development and Finance), moderated by Michiel Scheffer - President of the Board of the European Innovation Council. The chat focused on AI solutions. SkillLab uses AI for personalised career guidance while VEMOtion an AI-driven ICU robotic system.
    • 14:00 – 14:30 Startup Jury Panel
      Alessandro Izzo, Director of Equity, Growth Capital and Project Finance Department.
    • 14:30 – 15:00 Death Valley: Insufficient funding explained
      The experts call it "Death Valley curve": that crucial phase where new companies are not making revenue yet and deplete the initial capital in the quest to establish their business. Most investors stay away from ventures in the Death Valley, but not the EIB!
      15:30 – 17:00 Equity Investment to build the next deep tech Unicorns
    • With the European Investment Council and its equity investment process and approach.
    • 15:45 – 16:20 At the Corporate Innovation Stage
      EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix fireside chat with Alice Kantor, Bloomberg.
    • 11:00 – 11:45 Making future technologies sustainable
      SENNDER and Egym are making their technologies more sustainable and have benefitted from the EIB's support.
    • 14:00 – 14:30 Media Village Press Conference room
      Signing Ceremony press conference
    • 14:00 – 15:30 Building deep tech unicorns with EIB and EIC
    • 14:00 – 14:30 EIB financing agreement in innovation: Making aerospace sustainable
      A new concept of tech-sustainability in aerospace, supported by the EIB
    • 16:00 – 16:45 Masterclass: Making future technologies sustainable 
      Unlocking the potential of future technologies in Space, Green and Agri Tech
    • 16:00 – 16:30 AI-driven solutions: From Fighting Fake News to Empowering Domestic Violence Survivors
      A fireside chat with SIT alumni The Newsroom (Jenny Romano, Co-founder and CEO) and Sophia Chatbot (Rhiana Spring, CEO), moderated by Rita Casimiro – partner at MAZE Impact.
      Exploring AI’s dual role in tackling fake news and empowering domestic violence survivors.
    • 10:30 – 11:00 The sustainable marketplace platforms of tomorrow
      The development of a B2B marketplace platform, its AI technologies and how to make it more sustainable
    • 11:00 – 12:30 Building deep tech unicorns with the EIC
      Funding opportunities for deep tech start-ups
    • 11:00 – 11:45 Masterclass: Securing the future: cybersecurity and AI
      with cutting-edge developments gaining valuable insights from industries‘ experts
    • 11:50 – 12:10 At the Centre Stage
      Building a start-up in Europe: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
      Panel discussion with EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Felix
    • 15:50 – 16.10 At the DeepTech Stage
      Funding European Innovation: intervention from Michiel Scheffer and Svetoslava Giorgeva, EIC
    >@Westend61/Getty Images
    ©Westend61/ Getty Images

    Digitalisation in Europe 2022-2023: Evidence from the EIB Investment Survey

    The European Union is closing the digitalisation gap with the United States. More than half of European firms responded to the pandemic by investing in digitalisation, and they are rapidly catching up with their US peers in implementing advanced digital technologies. Despite this, Europe is not well-positioned in digital innovation, and it is at risk of developing dependencies in several critical technologies.

      Discover more  

    ©blvdone/ Shutterstock

    EIB Investment Survey 2023

    Corporate investment in the European Union has remained surprisingly resilient, despite slowing economic growth, tightening credit and rising uncertainty, according to the results of the most recent EIB Investment Survey.

      Find out more  

    Our resources for small businesses and innovative companies


    Small businesses
    We work with a wide network of partners to support small and medium businesses.


    We finance new technologies and support Europe's innovators.


    Digital economy
    We support projects that boost technological innovation and services.


    Venture debt
    Our venture debt product addresss the funding needs of fast growing innovative companies.


    Find funding for your project

    The EIB cooperates with a wide range of financial intermediaries that offer products targeting small and medium-sized projects. We benefit from our partners’ expertise, local knowledge and proximity to the projects themselves.

    Find our financial intermediaries closer to you.

    See the map  

    More support

    Press Contacts

    Serena Sertore
    +352 437 970 859

    David Yormesor
    +352 248 581 346
    +352 621 554 578

    Maite Cordero
    +34 606 66 82 62

    André Milheiro
    +352 437 973 823