Funding Development of Environmental Technologies
The FUNDETEC project will examine funding of environmental technology development and commercialisation. The objectives are to measure the performance of existing funding schemes (emphasising commercial-type funding), determine how environmental aspects are dealt with, identify obstacles and suggest evolution of new schemes.
IZT will exclusively examine the public funding instruments and mechanisms for environmental (non-energy) technologies in the EU. In the public realm, there is a range of applicable non-subsidy financial instruments. More modern instruments aim to increase leverage by combining public and private money, or by using public money as a guarantee. The area of intervention includes instruments that increase the availability of risk capital, instruments that provide equity financing, and loan guarantees to encourage the start-up of new technology-based firms.
Background information on the project (in English):
First results as well as proceedings on the IZT/ forseo Freiburg workshop on public funding instruments are available here.