The fi‑compass Blog

Stories of how financial instruments have an impact on the ground

19 May 2021
A tech start-up heading for the Big League

Alessio Lorusso, CEO of Roboze, a leading italian 3D company, built his first 3D printer alone in his bedroom at 17 out of curiosity and pure passion for 3D technology.

Supported by a EUR 3 million equity investment by Italy's Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR), Roboze is today a successful business developing machines and high performance components for worldwide giants.

Comfort and savings for low-income households in Greece
18 May 2021
Comfort and savings for low-income households in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Development and Investments is supporting the restoration of thousands of individual houses and flats in the country, generating enough energy savings to light more than 600 thousand 100W lightbulbs continuously for one year.

Knok Care hero
16 May 2021
Fresh air for Portugal’s healthcare

Knok Care is helping ease the pressure on hospitals in difficult times, thanks to its video based technology for medical consultations.

Backed by a EUR 1 437 500 equity investment from the ESF financial instrument, this innovative company helps people patients to find doctors nearby and receive medical care without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Energy-saving renovation hero
27 January 2021
Energy-saving renovation: good for the planet…and for the wallet
Thanks to the Lithuanian Government’s ambitious Energy Efficiency (EE) renovation programme, which uses ERDF financial instruments, more than 3 000 multi-apartment buildings have been renovated so far in the country, while more than 1 000 projects are in various stages of preparation.