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2015-10-21 Iceland: Solar Soles

 Solar Soles

Description of the project offered: 
Anaconda Ventures is an Icelandic tourist and leisure company based in Reykjavik ,Iceland. We offer individualized and group tourist packages to and from Scandinavia for the European traveler and others alike.The company is very service minded and focuses on offering adventure- and/or culture and leisure trips, where the tourist can experience the people; music; food; culture; languages; nature,flora and fauna. The company is multifaceted as it also engages in import and export of various miscellaneous goods from Iceland

We want to explore any possible mutual ventures and opportunities available so we seek information on partnerships. Especially those in the tourism, export and hospitality area. Our areas of trade are diverse. Icelandic mineral water, which is one of the purest in the world due to the location of the country. We believe we can also introduce Icelandic fishskin leather, fur and wool from the sheep, dried fish, canned food, fish oil, dairy products and skin products from the famous blue lagoon. We also offer exciting trips to and from Iceland for those who are willing to experience a wonderful adventure.

The company is based in one of Europe,s and the world,s most safest places to do business. Minimal bureaucracy and no red tape barriers allow business decisions to move quickly and be implemented with little time wasted. The infrastructure is sound and keeps the place well connected to both Europe and North America. Daily flights connect the country to North America and the European mainland,which is also reached from numerous ports. The company is therefore in a position to do business with its partners without any hindrances or obstacles. The working environment is as good as it gets
Project proposer:   
Akeem Cujo Oppong (Iceland)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Call for proposal title:  HORIZON 2020 DEDICATED SME INSTRUMENT - PHASE 2 2015 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-SMEINST-2-2015

Description of the collaboration sought: 
Funding for StartUps and SME,s would always be a challenge for prospective entrepreneurs. So we need Venture Capital or Equity share companies willing to invest in our business idea. Other partners with an interest in our idea are also welcome. For the strong willed one however this is not the end of the show. We make profit by selling a product for more than it costs to produce. This is the most basic source of funds for any company and hopefully the method that brings in the most money. Like individuals, companies can borrow money. This can be done privately through bank loans, or it can be done publicly through a debt issue. The drawback of borrowing money is the interest that must be paid to the lender. A company can generate money by selling part of itself in the form of shares to investors, which is known as equity funding. The benefit of this is that investors do not require interest payments like bondholders do. The drawback is that further profits are divided among all shareholders. In an ideal world, a company would bring in all of its cash simply by selling goods and services for a profit. But, as the old saying goes, "you have to spend money to make money," and just about every company has to raise funds at some point to develop products and expand into new markets. When evaluating companies, it is most important to look at the balance of the major sources of funding. For example, too much debt can get a company into trouble. On the other hand, a company might be missing growth prospects if it doesn't use money that it can borrow. Our business plan makes way for setbacks and unforeseen circumstances. In this day and age of tight liquidity, many organisations have to look for short term capital in the way of overdraft or loans in order to provide a cash flow cushion. Interest rates can vary from organisation to organisation and also according to purpose. The various forms of shares as a means to raising new capital and retaining earnings is another source. However, whilst these may be traditional" ways of raising funds, they are by no means the only ones. There are many more sources available to companies who do not wish to become public by means of share issues. These alternatives include bank borrowing, government assistance, venture capital and franchising. All have their own advantages and disadvantages and degrees of risk attached. Loan stock,Retained earnings,Bank borrowing, Government sources, Business expansion scheme funds,Venture capital and Franchising are all options we plan to make advantage of. We are of course not going to operate on "auto pilot" but rather on the basis of our own capacity and capabilities. Where necessary we would seek funding that we know we can deal with successfully and profitably. We do realise that with time we may have to contact venture capital organisations, to try and find one or more which would be willing to offer finance. 
Expertise sought: Business aspects, Innovation. Technology transfer, Evaluation, Policies, Security, Education. Training, Social aspects, Sustainable development, Environmental protection, Safety, Standards, Life sciences, Earth sciences, Other energy topics, Energy saving, Renewable sources of energy, Other technology, Materials technology, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), 
Countries sought: Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, 

Call for proposal specific information

1. Open call with multiple deadline
2. Themes covered by this call
SC5-20-2015: Boosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supply of raw materials
3. Funding schemes applicable for this call (Please see call fiche for full details)
SME-2 (SME instrument phase 2)