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Slovak Investment Holding, CB ESPRI and Social Innovators launch investment funds for social economy
01.06.2022

Slovak Investment Holding, CB ESPRI and Social Innovators launch investment funds for social economy

Bratislava, June 1, 2022 - Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) together with the fund trustees CB ESPRI and Social Innovators Impact Capital is launching two investment funds to support the social economy.

SIH will invest a total of € 20.9 million in both trustees' funds. The purpose of using the funds is to support activities or enterprises whose main objective is to achieve a positive social impact.

Public money investments mobilise private investors
10.05.2022

Public money investments mobilise private investors

Bratislava, May 10, 2022 - EURACTIV Slovakia presents an interview with Igor Kočiš, founder and CEO of GA Drilling, a Slovak company developing a unique technology for geothermal energy. Through Slovak Investment Holding (SIH), GA Drilling has also received investment from European money. SIH, as a state-owned joint stock company, manages European financial instruments in Slovakia based on repayable financial assistance.

Poll on pandemic guarantees: quick and convenient loans were worth the complex documentation
14.04.2022

Poll on pandemic guarantees: quick and convenient loans were worth the complex documentation

Bratislava, April 14, 2022 - SIH's Anti-Corona Guarantee Programme is retrospectively rated positively. Entrepreneurs have already received more than € 1 billion through the State Loan Guarantee Programme. The guarantees were organised by Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and the loans were intermediated by banks.

In a survey prepared by EURACTIV.sk, respondents answered the following question:

In retrospect, how do you evaluate the SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee Programme?

 

The state has invested four million euros in innovative startups (INFOGRAPHIC)
08.03.2022

The state has invested four million euros in innovative startups (INFOGRAPHIC)

Bratislava, March 8, 2022 - During the pandemic, Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has also used EU funds to provide loans to Slovak start-ups where it sees growth potential. It has launched the SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme, investing almost four million euros in innovative companies in two rounds, the return on which is in the form of shares or stock.

SIH invests in Filmzie
10.02.2022

SIH invests in Filmzie

Bratislava, February 10,  2022 - Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) concluded an investment in Filmzie in late 2021 under the SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme which brings development capital to innovative companies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the benefits of financial instruments and how is Slovakia using them? (INFOGRAPHIC)
20.01.2022

What are the benefits of financial instruments and how is Slovakia using them? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Bratislava, January 20, 2022 - In the current programming period, Slovakia is also drawing EU funds through financial instruments. More than one billion euro, which is roughly seven percent of the national euro fund allocation, has been earmarked for financial assistance, which must be returned to the state by the beneficiary.

To find out how the financial instruments work, who manages them, how they are used and where Slovakia is using them in the current programming period, see the prepared  INFOGRAPHIC.

Slovak Investment Holding will help the capital city to finance the restoration of the iconic Grӧssling Spa
29.11.2021

Slovak Investment Holding will help the capital city to finance the restoration of the iconic Grӧssling Spa

Bratislava, November 29, 2021 - After the city council, the Antimonopoly Office has approved the establishment of a commercial company for the Grӧssling Spa. By signing the contract today, a company of two partners was established, which will ensure the reconstruction and operation of the Grӧssling Spa and the Grӧssling Municipal Library. The city has acquired a partner who will partly help with the financing so that the city budget is not burdened.

SIH partner of the Challenger Accelerator programme
05.11.2021

SIH partner of the Challenger Accelerator programme

Bratislava, November 5, 2021 - Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) sees the necessity and importance of supporting innovation and the start-up ecosystem in Slovakia, and has therefore decided to support the Challenger Accelerator programme as a seed partner again this year.

 SIH invests in Pygmalios
27.07.2021

SIH invests in Pygmalios

Bratislava, July 27,  2021 – Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) concluded an investment in Pygmalios under the SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme which brings development capital to innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIH invests in Ecocapsule
06.07.2021

SIH invests in Ecocapsule

Bratislava, July 6, 2021 - Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has concluded an investment in Ecocapsule under the SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme which provides development capital for innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIH invests in SENSONEO
15.06.2021

SIH invests in SENSONEO

Bratislava, June 15, 2021 - Slovak Investment Holding has concluded an investment in SENSONEO under the SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme which provides development capital for innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The use of financial instruments is a success, but the connection with Euro funds hampers them
25.05.2021

The use of financial instruments is a success, but the connection with Euro funds hampers them

Bratislava, May 25, 2021 - The use of financial instruments co-financed by Euro funds is currently hampered mainly by the ossified Euro fund system. Nevertheless, it will be possible to receive an additional billion euros from the private sector from Euro funds invested through financial instruments in the economy, according to the head of the state investment fund Slovak Investment Holding, Ivan Lesay.

 

Marián Koreň | EURACTIV.SK

The state has poured millions into young companies and is looking for more. Which ones did they choose?
11.05.2021

The state has poured millions into young companies and is looking for more. Which ones did they choose?

Bratislava, May 11, 2021 - What technologies and products are developed by Slovak innovative companies that have received a loan from Slovak Investment Holding (SIH)? What do they want to use the money from SIH for? Why does SIH support startups? Through what other programmes does SIH finance the development of young companies?

Find the answers to these questions together with other interesting information in an article by Jozef Andacký, editor of the INDEX magazine.




SIH to Invest into Streamstar
04.05.2021

SIH to Invest into Streamstar

Bratislava, May 4, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has signed an investment in Streamstar as part of its SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme, which channels development capital to innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIH Anti-Corna Capital Call
29.04.2021

SIH Anti-Corna Capital Call

Bratislava, April 29, 2021 – Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) is hereby releasing a call for small and medium-sized enterprises to take part in the 2nd round of the convertible loans programme called SIH Anti-Corona Capital whose principal purpose shall be to provide convertible loans to innovation-oriented companies.

SIH to invest into NEXINEO
23.04.2021

SIH to invest into NEXINEO

Bratislava, April 23, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has signed an investment in NEXINEO as part of its SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme, which channels development capital to innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.