EIFN Energy Innovative Financial Network
EIFN is a project supported by the European
Commission under the Europe INNOVA initiative

 
 
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Additionally the internal rate return (irr) could be calculated (it is the r that equals NPV to zero) to measure the inversion profitability in percentage term.

Multi-scenarios, sensitivity and simulation analysis

Different scenarios that provide information about the economic value of the project according to different hypothesis.

Multi-scenario analysis: What if? Analysis approach that consist in estimating the NPV evolution according to different values in the key business variables.

Sensitivity analysis: What if? Analysis approach that consist in estimating the NPV evolution according to change one business variable and to fix the rest, in order to obtain the flexibility with reference to this variable.

Simulation analysis: Dynamic multi-scenarios approach that simulates, using random values, a great number of theoretical realities. The most popular simulation analysis according to this methodology is Montecarlo Simulation.

Real options

This methodology captures the value of managerial flexibility to adapt decisions in response to unexpected market developments. Investors create value by identifying, managing and exercising real options associated with their investment portfolio.

The real options method applies financial options theory to quantify the value of management flexibility in a world of uncertainty and high volatility. If used as a conceptual tool, it allows management to characterize and communicate the strategic value of an investment project.

Traditional methods (e.g. net present value) fail to accurately capture the economic value of investments in an environment of widespread uncertainty and rapid change.

The real options method represents the new state-of-theart technique for the valuation and management of strategic investments.

The real option method enables corporate decision-makers to leverage ncertainty and limit downside risk.

Project environmental impact; economic value

Nowadays environmental trading schemes have been developed worldwide. These markets provide additional sources of financial resources for projects that improve the environment. The most relevant environmental assets are:



  • Greenhouse gases reduction units (due to investments in Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation Projects).

  • EU emissions trading scheme allowances.

  • Green certificates.

  • Efficiency improvement certificates.


During the project business plan and financial analysis methodologies, tools and roundtable materials will be developed to facilitate the promoters to carry out them.


Objective 4: Design and implement a facility that improves the access of innovation energy enterprises and institutions to financing

With the collaboration of Energy Sector Innovation-Financial Network Community members, access of innovators in the energy sector to financial support procedures (and the necessary documents to manage the activities included in them: e.g. due diligences) will be designed by the project team.

The designed procedures will be implemented in an IT platform.

The procedures included in the project are: financial support, financial guarantees, risk management services and access to public financial funds (and information about them).

This platform would be coordinated with Gate2Growth; the innovation applications carried out in EIFN platform could be published in Gate2Growth and the energy technology projects published in Gate2Growth could be published in EIFN platform.

Additionally, the in EIFN website information will be published about:



  • Public financial funds (e.g. European Investment Bank-European Investment Fund) and public grants (e.g. RTD - FRAMEWORK 6), the application documents to access to these financial sources and the procedures descriptions to apply for these funds.

  • New energy technology trends and innovation projects in the energy sector.

    With this approach EIFN encourage PAXIS programme in its two major objectives:

  • To boost the transfer of local and regional excellence in innovation.

  • To have an instrument for the co-operation and the exchange of tacit knowledge and learning among local innovation stakeholders, profiting from each other’s experience.


Objective 5: Practical test and assessment

One of the key targets of EIFN is the practical implementation of the tools, methodologies and procedures developed in the project in real conditions.'> Energy Innovation Financial Network

 
Apr 17, 2008 Energy offers
 
Apr 17, 2008 Energy sector innovation-financial support schemes
 
Apr 17, 2008 Energy sector innovation-financial support schemes
 
Apr 17, 2008 Energy sector innovation-financial support schemes
 
Apr 17, 2008 Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), Spain; The roundtable held in Bilbao.
 
Apr 17, 2008 ERIK+ Network collecting good practice of regional innovation schemes
 
Apr 17, 2008 ERIK+ Network collecting good practice of regional innovation schemes
 
Apr 17, 2008 EU Support schmemes - Improving the supply of capital
 
Apr 17, 2008 EU Support schmemes - Improving the supply of capital
 
Apr 17, 2008 European Business Angel Network (EBAN)
 
Apr 17, 2008 European Guidelines on state aid to support risk capital investments in SMEs
 
July 2006
Apr 17, 2008 European Parliament boosts support for renewables research
 
Apr 17, 2008 European Parliament boosts support for renewables research
 
Apr 17, 2008 31 January 2007, 11.00-18.00 European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Breydel building, Brussels

This Europe INNOVA workshop will be of interest to innovation stakeholders seeking to better develop the potential of eco-innovative companies: policy makers, regional development agencies, cluster organisations, investors, associations, etc. It will present the latest results of European projects aiming to support and finance eco-innovative companies focusing on three main priority areas: management of professional energy clusters, access to markets and finance, and standards & innovation.'> European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2007

 
Apr 17, 2008 European Venture Contest 2006
 
Apr 17, 2008 First solar power plant opens in Czech Republic
 
Apr 17, 2008 Four new bio-fuel plants in the works in Sweden
 
Apr 17, 2008 FP 7 is active. First informations, forms, calls
 
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