Published: 9 June 2020

Bridging the Gap in European Scale-up Funding: The Green Imperative in an Unprecedented Time

Building on the Innovate Europe report, the Digital Leaders of Europe community of founders, investors, corporate executives, and public figures explores the challenge of innovation funding as it pertains to Europe’s high growth companies (scale-ups), especially those that are building the technology needed to meet European Green Deal ambitions.

This paper addresses a triple challenge – improving access to growth-stage capital, the ability to direct this toward green technology, and doing so during the pandemic and economic disruption. Four ideas are proposed: improved interaction with European institutions; using innovative funding structures; redesigning procurement; and giving founders a voice on regulation.

This report is part of the Digital Europe initiative.

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