Funding source
European Commission – Horizon 2020

Duration
January 2019 to December 2021

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Innovation Financing & Competitiveness
  • Innovation Technology Rating methodologies
  • Investment Platform
  • Data analytics services
  • Matchmaking & Investment readiness

Methodological keywords

  • Desk research, Interviews & surveys
  • Market research, mapping, analysis & user requirements
  • Business modelling and planning & IPR Management
  • Co-creation activities & piloting
  • Communication, dissemination & exploitation

Project narrative
Innovation is the key to the European economy competitiveness and therefore needs to be adequately supported with investments. However, access to finance for innovative and tech-driven SMEs can be challenging as current assessment methodologies seem to be unable to mitigate the risk aversion of investors.

InnoRate introduces a novel service platform to support the decision-making process of investors in vetting, prioritising and financing innovative SMEs with high growth potential. Leveraging an innovative Technology Rating System that draws inspiration from the trusted Korea Technology Rating System (KTRS) and combining it with a suite of digital decision support tools and services, InnoRate’s ultimate goal is to  “bring innovation to finance and finance to innovation”.

As Dissemination Managers, we are responsible for the communication strategy and activities as well as for the final policy recommendations. In addition to the above, we have also performed the analysis of users’ needs and profiles and we are responsible for the business models validation and improvement.

Related publications
All key outputs can be found here: http://innorate-project.eu/resources/