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Framework Operation #21 for Innovation & Digitalisation Guarantee, Innovation & Digitalisation Guarantee Product

Research and development

This Framework Operation aims to support Sub-Projects targeting innovation driven SMEs and Small Mid-Caps pursuing their innovation and digitalisation activities. Consequently, through portfolio guarantees, it aims to enhance access to finance of target final recipients as well as support the uptake of digital technologies and digital transformation of enterprises.

Sub-Projects will target investments to:

  • enhance the transfer and research to the market;
  • support scaling up of innovative companies deployment of innovative solutions leading
    to new or substantially improved products, processes, services, integrate digital
    technologies in business models;
  • integration of digital technologies in business models and development, supply chain
    management, customer relationships, cybersecurity.

The intervention under InvestEU builds on the previous European Commission guarantee programme managed by the EIF, namely the lnnovFin SMEG.

InvestEU operation amount EUR 280 million 
Sector Manufacturing Professional and scientific activities Information and Communication Wholesale and Retail trade
Policy window Small and Medium Sized enterprises
Approval by the Investment Committee 27 April 2023

Links and documents

For further details about signed operations under InvestEU, see Access to EU Finance

22 JUNE 2023
Conclusions - Framework Operation #21 for Innovation & Digitalisation Guarantee
22 JUNE 2023
Scoreboard - Framework Operation #21 for Innovation & Digitalisation Guarantee

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Policy window
  • SMEs (SMEW)
Eligible areas
  • Research, development and innovation
  • Digital technologies and services
  • SMEs and small mid-caps
Implementing partner
  • EIF