Project Summary, Objectives and Expected Impacts
ENTRANCE offers a common and legitimate European matchmaking platform and complementary off-line services designed to mobilise financial resources to accelerate the market access and scale up of “first of a kind” sustainable transport solutions, thereby reducing the European CO2 emissions and pollutants caused by the transport and mobility sector. The overall concept focus of the ENTRANCE project lies in the “supply-demand-finance” triangle that is envisaged for all transport and mobility modes and all relevant stakeholders. Through the ENTRANCE Matchmaking accelerator funnel workflow, first-of-a-kind zero, or near-to-zero, emission transport solutions will be identified, attracted and matched with potential buyers and financing opportunities and knowledge on good practices on the deployment of innovative solutions,
European and national tenders, and legislation will be exchanged through the online platform. Training and brokerage activities will be executed to increase the maturity of the ENTRANCE community and bridge the gap between innovative solutions and the market. In addition, to de-risk the uptake of innovative solutions, ENTRANCE will facilitate purchase aggregation through matchmaking activities and by setting up a neutral trustee for the orchestration of purchase aggregations. Access to finance will be supported through an online funding programme database and individual and personalised innovation finance advice and support will be offered. The funding advice will combine public funding, private investment opportunities, and the best mix of alternative finance models for solution providers.
Finally, ENTRANCE will facilitate cross fertilisation and clustering activities with European transport and mobility associations and initiatives to support critical mass and achieve a coordinated European effort to boost the uptake and upscaling of innovative transport and mobility solutions.
The ENTRANCE project hosted the first webinar with European Investment Band on FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR PROVIDERS OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT & MOBILITY SOLUTIONS TO BOOST EU UPTAKE
The webinar was held on 22/06/2021 from 10:00 - 11:30. You can listen the recording of the webinar:
This report has been built using the same ‘taxonomy’ -categorisation by key concepts in different levelsthat has been used to develop the ENTRANCE platform. This means that this document presents a seamless organisation towards the actual ENTRANCE community. The different stakeholders have been identified through desk research and by using dedicated tools, owned by PNO group, that have been organised not only by using the adapted ENTRANCE taxonomy, but also by linking such profiles with the main profiles of the ENTRANCE “supply-demand-finance” triangle. In addition to this, to cover all the aspects that will feed the platform, this report also provides a glance of financing opportunities available at EU level, including the main definitions to consider and a high-level guidance to understand how to attract funding for innovative solutions. This information complements the entities that have been identified as investors during the stakeholder assessment (under the finance pillar).