Survey on Business Angels Funding in Research and Innovation

Within the context of the European Commission Study “Understanding the Nature and Impact of Business Angels Funding in Research and Innovation, a survey on Business Angel funding landscape was recently published.

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We would like to invite you to take part in a survey, and ask you to further disseminate this invitation to other Business Angels Investors.

Completing the survey takes about 20 minutes and is available both in English and in French. The survey aims to collect information and input about the Business Angels activity in the EU Members States and Associated Countries.

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They survey aims at providing a more complete picture of the Business Angel funding landscape with the final purpose of elaborating policy recommendation on the support to Business Angels investment. All responses will be treated in total confidentiality. The survey will be available online until 25 November 2016.

Should you be interested in the next steps of this study (i.e. being interviewed, being informed about the study results), please include your relevant contact information in the last page of the survey.

If you have any questions or wish to have further information on this survey, please do not hesitate to contact Chiara Frencia (Chiara.frencia@inovamais.eu).


Special announcement for the setting-up of a High Level Group of Innovators to provide expert advice to the European Commission.

The European Commission attaches great importance to generating high impact from public investments in support of innovation at EU level. In the words of Commissioner Moedas, “Europe does not yet have a world class scheme to support the very best innovations in the way the European Research Council is the global reference for supporting excellent science. So I would like us to take stock of the various schemes to support innovation and SMEs under Horizon 2020, to look at best practice internationally, and to design a new European Innovation Council.” In order to ensure the Commission can benefit from high level advice from active innovators in taking forward this ambitious political initiative, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) intends to establish a High Level Group of Innovators. This Group is expected to play a crucial role in providing a user perspective on EU innovation support and advise the Commission on potential reforms.

If you want to learn more about this initiative, you can visit the official European Innovation Council page.