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The Investment Forum is part of “Innovation and Start-ups @ Ecomondo 2019” action, powered by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory, the Emilia-Romagna Region, in collaboration with the European Knowledge and Innovation Communities EIT Climate, Food, Raw Materials, with Confindustria- Giuseppina MAI Foundation, the University of Bologna and Talenteco GmbH.

Selected Italian and international start-ups, searching for investment opportunities for business development and scale-up, will be on stage to pitch their business with a 3 minutes presentation in front of a panel of potential investors, industry and financing experts.

The Forum will be introduced by the opening speech “Improving access to finance for circular economy projects” by the European Commission DG Research representative, with an overview of recommendations set elaborated by the (informal) European Commission Expert Group on Circular Economy Financing (Report downloadable HERE).

Event agenda:

9.45 – 10.00 Welcome

10.00-10.10 Introduction and Chair
Donata Folesani, Finance for Innovation, Intellectual Property Head of Unit – ART-ER

10.10 – 10.40 | Opening Speech – Improving access to finance for circular economy projects
Janneke van Veen, European Commission – DG Research & Innovation

10:40 – 11:50 Pitch Session

11:50 – 12:10 Break

12:10 – 13:20 Pitch Session

13:30 – Conclusions