Financial instruments for SME support in practice – Case study demonstrating the use of equity instruments
‘Access to Finance Solutions for SMEs’ in Northern Ireland are risk capital ERDF financial instruments for enhancing SME
competitiveness (TO 3) established based on experiences of using financial instruments during the previous programming periods.
The representative of Invest Northern Ireland (intermediate body), who was directly involved in establishing the instruments, will
provide participants with hands-on insights from the process of designing, setting up and implementing risk capital financial
instruments, analysing the essential practical aspects and key challenges.