Assist companies in order to develop strategies for innovation, growth, modernization and internationalization.

Companies certified as SME (PME) by IAPMEI, which respective CAE is in-scope of SAFPRI (Industry, Energy, Construction, Trade, Tourism, Transportation / Logistics, Services), with head-offices in the NUTS II regions of the North, Centre and Alentejo, and compliant with the provisions set forth in Article 8 of the SAFPRI Regulation.

Internationalization, innovation and / or modernization projects promoted by SME.

Based on the Business Plan and where applicable in other elements of analysis for each project and prospects for sustained profitability / viability, consistent with market conditions.

Participation of Venture Capital Fund per company cannot exceed the amount of 1.5 million Euro per each 12-month period.

At least 70% of the Venture Capital Fund’s participation in each project must be secured by equity or quasi equity.

Venture Capital Funds to be created or strengthened under this program:

Management Entity

Venture Capital Fund

Portugal Capital Ventures, SCR, S.A.

FCR Portugal Ventures Indústrias Criativas

Haitong Capital, SCR, S.A.

FCR PME/Novo Banco

Espírito Santo Ventures, SCR, S.A.

FCR Espírito Santo Ventures Inovação e Internacionalização



Portugal Capital Ventures, SCR, S.A.

FCR Portugal Ventures Internacionalização

Portugal Capital Ventures, SCR, S.A.

FCR Turismo Inovação

Capital Criativo, SCR. SA

FCR Capital Criativo I

2BPartner, SCR, SA

FCR Minho Inovação e Internacionalização

Novabase Capital, SCR, SA

FCR Novabase Inovação e Internacionalização

Total value of Venture Capital Funds
217 million Euro

ERDF (FEDER) contribution (via FINOVA)
77.5 million Euro

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