Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation was held on 1-3 March in Belgrade. We had the opportunity to learn more about the existing investment vehicles (innovation vouchers, innovation funds, proof of concept funds, venture capital funds, etc.) and financial instruments (grants, equities, debts, guarantees, etc.) that can support innovation in their respective countries and organisations.
We also explored other relevant financing mechanisms and financial instruments in Europe, existing or potential, in support of innovation. Purpose of the workshop was also to foster the sharing of experiences in using financial instruments, enabling dialogue and learning between stakeholders in the region.