5th Danube Financing Dialogue

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23-24 May 2016



Day 1

Day 2


After the successful series of Danube Financing Dialogues at the National Banks of Austria, Serbia, Rumania and Croatia, we are proud to announce the 5th event in series. This time we invite you at the premises of the National Bank of Slovakia in Bratislava on 23rd and 24th May 2016.

How can you involve yourself?

  1. Take part in the project pitch. Project promoters present their idea towards a jury and around 200 participants. The best project promoter will win an award of € 2000! Project developers are invited to send us their project fiche to financing-dialogue@metis-vienna.eu until 10 April 2016. Application for the project competition is now closed.
  2. Get information about a wide range of financing opinions and the listen to success and failure stories of project developers.
  3. Network informally during breaks and the network dinner.

The DFD is FREE of charge!



How project developers can benefit from the new EU investment initiative: 

Wilhelm Molterer | Managing Director European Fund for Strategic Investments

Welcome statements:

Jozef Makúch | Governor of National Bank of Slovakia 

Financial instruments and the EIF:

Hubert Cottogni | European Investment Fund

Combining ESIF and EFSI in support of SMEs: implications for the Danube Strategy:

Andrea Mairate | European Commission Lena Gansterer

How to support businesses getting ready for investment:

Lena Gansterer | Impact Hub Vienna / Investment Ready Program

How crowd funding drives regional innovation:

Brigitte Hatvan | ConPlusUltra

Setting up a successful business in Rumania:

George Suciu | BEIA Consult 

Doing business in South East Europe:

Eugeniy Ivanov | General Manager Euroconsultants Bulgaria SA AD

Innovation in a Box - How to guide business ideas to success within your organization:

Andrej Wallo | Conda Slovakia

Innovation policy and strategy for supporting smart industry

Zuzana Nehajova | Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

The new legal form in Slovakia - Simplified Joint Stock Company 

Katarína Miháliková | Majerník & Miháliková s.r.o.

Danube-INCO.NET - can one project make a difference in the region? Informing, networking, supporting the coordination of funding:

Elke Dall | Centre for Social Innovation

Presentation of KEEP: How to find information on Territorial Cooperation projects in different thematic areas:

Janne Kiilunen | Interact Programme

How to find the right funding source? The launch of EuroAccess Danube Region:

Julie Dalmoro | Euro Vienna

Concluding statements and outlook:

Rudolf Schicker | Priority Area 10 Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Franz Nauschnigg | Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)


Edina Csanyi                      European Investment Bank (EIB)

Eden Mamut                      Black Sea Universities Network

Imre Hild                          Digital Factory Accelerator

Vasina Radoslav                  Venture capital investments at SBA


For information about the location and recommanded Hotels follow the link: Information Letter

On behalf of

The European Commission |  DG REGIO

Implemented by

Kurt Puchinger | Priority Area 10 Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)


Metis GmbH  |   T +43 1 997 1570 – 92

Hosted by

National Bank of Slovakia


1 Imricha Karvaša, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovakia


Project Fiche.pdf
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Award_selection of projects.pdf
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Directions and Accomodations 5th DFD Bratislava.pdf
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Final Agenda_5th DFD.pdf
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