Support for innovative companies in Slovakia and abroad

02. 09. 2014

Ing. Silvester Sališ, CVTI SR


The article focuses on issues of companies with innovative potential in relation with the state support, private subjects including private investors. It delivers information on support systems of business environment in some countries. The article gives examples from Finland (TEKES – an innovation and technology agency), Sweden (public institutions, for example NUTEK, a government agency on innovative systems - VINNOVA, Swedish „bridge funds" – the public budget funds supporting the initial stages of technology companies, technology development , an early stage of expansion. Denmark has a major investment company Veakstfonden (venture capital, national guarantee loan scheme). Slovakia lacks a comprehensive system of support for innovative business. The article informs about necessary activities of Junior Achievement Slovakia, which organizes courses on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking at all school levels and mentions the role of smart money covering not only finance but also help from experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors.


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