Orion Innovations is a key partner within the INNEON 'network for eco-innovation investment'. The network organised a two-day meeting of major business angels in Madrid, during March 2016, at which presentations from highly experienced angel investors, plus success stories from INNEON sponsored companies, served to emphasise the importance of eco-innovation in improving competitiveness, creating jobs and generating high value added growth within Europe. In addition, clear advice on how to improve business plans and break down barriers to market entry was given to innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Angel attendees included senior representatives from UK Business Angels Association (UK), Valencian science park network (Spain), Keystones (Denmark), DieselUp BV (Belgium) and Business Angels Romania (Romania).
The INNEON network for eco-innovation investment aims to extend public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, and provide a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between a select cohort of innovators and relevant investors.
It has a specific focus on promoting high growth businesses with eco innovative propositions that are relevant across a range of industrial, commercial and domestic markets.
To date, INNEON has received 128 proposals from entrepreneurs and companies, from which 62 have been selected to benefit from bespoke management assistance and direct connections with investors. 40 investors have joined the network and 6 companies are already in receipt of vital investments to develop their innovation projects.