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Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative: Experience sharing and joint advice on EU policy

  • Publisert 04.12.2012
This report has a dual content. Firstly, it describes joint policy advice presented by the Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative members to the EU Commission regarding structural fund regulations for the 2014-2020 programming period. Secondly, the report includes brief descriptions of existing programmes and models used in the different European countries in which the member organisations are based.

The European venture capital market is under severe pressure. European countries have implemented and are planning further large-scale initiatives to ease the situation, which would otherwise have major implications for promising European high growth companies.


The Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative fulfils a dual purpose. First, it strengthens the effect of public investment in venture capital by a greater level of interaction and cooperation as well as experience sharing between Nordic and other European direct public investors. Second, it influences the EU decision-making process to make well-informed design of new programmes and initiatives. 


The Initiative comprises a network of 11 national public investors in the field of seed capital and venture capital with 3.2B EURO under management and more than 1,600 portfolio companies as well as the European Investment Fund. The Initiative members are drawn from 8 northern European countries.



Owner of the Initiative

Nordic Innovation


Members of the Initiative

Finnvera, Finland

Finnish Industry Investment, Finland

Innovation Norway, Norway

Investinor, Norway

Innovationsbron, Sweden

Industrifonden, Sweden

NSA Ventures, Iceland

Estonian Development Fund, Estonia

Scottish Enterprise, Scotland

BayernKapital, Germany

Krajowy Fundusz Kapitalowy, Poland


Associate member of the Initiative

European Investment Fund, EIF


Coordinator of the Initiative

Nordic Investment Solutions



Below you find the presentations from the workshop that was arranged in Stockholm on 28 November.