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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.

The Recovery Plan Has Ambition to Cover Investment Debt in Public Building Segment Too
31.03.2021

The Recovery Plan Has Ambition to Cover Investment Debt in Public Building Segment Too

Bratislava, March 31, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) considers renovation of public buildings to be crucial in tackling the climate change. It perceives a great return-on-investment potential in energy efficiency. SIH believes that non-repayable funds should be supplemented by repayable resources that might multiply the effect of the investment.

Slovak Investment Holding Invests in TapGest
19.03.2021

Slovak Investment Holding Invests in TapGest

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

Banks Have Provided Almost €800 Million Worth of Loans as Part of SIH Anti-Corona Guarantees
09.03.2021

Banks Have Provided Almost €800 Million Worth of Loans as Part of SIH Anti-Corona Guarantees

Bratislava, March 9, 2021 (TASR) – The Slovak Investment Holding Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 (SIHAZ 2) succeeds a previous scheme of the same name (SIHAZ 1) that encourages several commercial banks to provide business loans safeguarded by the state-run holding. The total number of banks participating in SIHAZ 1 was eight; in the case of SIHAZ 2, it was 11. In other words, almost all commercial banks in Slovakia that specialize in funding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have participated in the scheme.

Slovak Technology Firm, nettle.ai, Obtained €1m Investment from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund
02.03.2021

Slovak Technology Firm, nettle.ai, Obtained €1m Investment from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund

Bratislava, March 2, 2021 – Nettle.ai, a Slovak company that specialises in solutions in the field of conversation technologies helped by artificial intelligence has obtained a significant investment amounting to €1 million from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund (VFF). The firm seeks to use the acquired funds to further its growth, beef up marketing and complete its product portfolio.

Venture to Future Fund to Invest in SEC Technologies
22.02.2021

Venture to Future Fund to Invest in SEC Technologies

Bratislava, February 22, 2021 – Slovak technology firm, SEC Technologies, has obtained investment of up to €3 million after it succeeded in convincing managers of the Venture to Future Fund (member of the Slovak Investment Holding) and investors from the Crowdberry platform, thus completing the first round of the so-called Series A funding. SEC Technologies continues in the long tradition of designing cutting-edge technologies in the Liptov region, which may look forward to new jobs as the result of the new investment.

Slovak Investment Holding to Invest in PeWaS
03.02.2021

Slovak Investment Holding to Invest in PeWaS

Bratislava, February 3, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) announced its investment in a limited liability company, PeWaS s.r.o., as part of the SIH Anti-Corona Capital programme, which has brought development capital closer to innovation-oriented companies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining partners to his project are the Slovak Alliance for Innovative Economy (SAPIE) and the Ministry of Finance.