13:30-15:00 CET




Thursday, December 9, 2021

In cooperation with

Join us on Thursday, 9th December 2021, for a SUERF BAFFI Bocconi E-Lecture on SME Financing: Key findings from the EIF’s new “European Small Business Finance Outlook 2021, with Helmut Krämer-Eis, Frank Lang and Wouter Torfs, European Investment Fund (EIF). Rudy Aernoudt, European Commission; Lilas Demmou, OECD and Friederike Fritzi Koehler-Geib, KfW Bankengruppe, will discuss the results and provide their own perspectives. The discussion will be moderated by Ernest Gnan, OeNB and SUERF.

Topics will include:
o SME access to finance going forward
o European private equity market – Where do we stand, what way forward
o SME Green finance and investment – Where do we stand, what way forward

EIF Research and Market Analysis, Working Paper 2021/75The European Small Business Finance Outlook 2021 (pdf)

SUERF Policy Note, No 258
“The importance of Private Equity and Venture Capital financing for Greentech companies in Europe”
by Helmut Kraemer-Eis, Antonia Botsari, Salome Gvetadze, Frank Lang and Wouter Torfs, EIF

Presentations (pdf)
SME Financing –Key findings from the EIF’s new “European Small Business Finance Outlook 2021” by H. Kraemer-Eis, A. Botsari, S. Gvetadze, F. Lang, W. Torfs, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Scale up is the issue, not start up, by Rudy Aernoudt, European commission, DG GROW
SMEs in COVID times: financial conditions, public support and hints on productivity, by Lilas Demmou, OECD
The Green Transformation: SMEs, Venture Capital and Investments, by Fritzi Köhler-Geib, KfW