EIBURS sponsorships within its EIB-Universities Research Action EIB-Universities Research Action Closed!

Objectives

EIB-Universities Research Action consisting of three different programmes:

  • EIBURS, the EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme.
  • STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI), a programme for financing young researchers working on joint EIB-University projects.
  • EIB University Networks, a co-operation mechanism for university networks showing characteristics that are of particular relevance to support the objectives of the EIB Group.

Actions

1. Financing Young Innovative Firms in Europe

The University Centre receiving the EIBURS on this line of research is expected to be involved in advanced research related to possible finance constraints on young innovative firms in Europe. In comparison to the US, relatively few European start-ups grow into large successful companies. The main objective of this project is to analyze to which extent finance plays a role in this result. Typical  aspects of this line of research would be to model and measure the finance constraint, to distinguish between different types of finance (venture capital, mezzanine finance etc.), and to formulate public policy recommendations.
The project may involve any additional activity that the University Centre would be ready to undertake with the sponsorship in the line of research, including inter alia
(i) organization of courses and seminars.
(ii) creation of databases and surveys.

2. Infrastructure Funds

Alongside the explosion of the private equity industry and the popularity of alternative asset classes, infrastructure funds have grown explosively in number and size in the past years. Infrastructure funds have, however, so far received virtually no attention from academic researchers. The University Research Centre receiving support under the EIBURS would be expected to set up a research programme focused on analysing the drivers of infrastructure funds and their impact on the market for infrastructure finance as well as related public policy issues. Specifically, the research programme would address the reasons for the growth of the market for infrastructure assets and the role of infrastructure funds in it; the impact and importance of infrastructure funds for infrastructure finance in Europe; the risks associated with infrastructure funds; and the scope for public policy intervention in regulating infrastructure funds.


The project may involve any additional activity that the University Centre would be ready to undertake with the sponsorship in the line of research, including inter alia:
(i) organization of courses and seminars:
(ii) creation of databases and surveys.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,10 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2008)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2008 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • EIBURS sponsorships within its EIB-Universities Research Action (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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