The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), one of the main support instruments under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry), is hosting a capacity building  workshop on Wednesday 27 January (10:00-12:00 CET).

The workshop will consist of two sessions:

Session 1 – Getting started with financials: Learn about the steps they need to take to get from a blank sheet of paper to an initial financial overview of their investment project.

Session 2 – How can your project benefit from European clusters? Learn about how European clusters can be used to improve the business case of their projects and how clusters can get involved in existing interregional investment projects.

The speakers are:

  • Alexander Auboeck: Independent Project Finance Consultant with a special focus on EU grants and subsidies and senior banking professional with over 30 years of experience.
  • Bianca Dragomir: Bianca was awarded “European Cluster Manager of the Year” by the European Commission for her work as CEO of the Valencian Cleantech Cluster AVAESEN in Spain.

More information on the speakers can be found here.

After the workshop there will be a short presentation on the key features of a successful TAF application, including a technical Q&A session.

Register through this link by Monday 25 January to join. You will receive the WebEx link to the virtual meeting the day before the event.

For more information or questions on the TAF services, feel free to contact taf [at]

The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) provides project promoters, under the S3P-Industry platform, the opportunity to work with business, corporate finance and legal experts from leading business advisory firms to improve their business plans and the investment readiness of their projects. Depending on the specific needs of the projects, the experts will provide tailored advice on a wide range of topics. These include, but are not limited to, appropriate financial structuring and mix of funding sources, investment vehicles, governance rules, business models, marketing and sales strategies, financials, cash flow analysis, due diligence preparation and intellectual property rights.

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