Risk-Sharing Finance Facility - RSFF

The Risk-Sharing Finance Facility is a mechanism in which the European Commission shares risks of European Investment Bank (EIB) loans for large volume projects in Research, Development and Innovation to foster private sector investment in research. It was launched in mid-2007.

Organisations of any size and ownership can access RSFF funding.

RSFF financing products use a wide range of loans and guarantees which can be tailored to individual innovators’ needs. Financing is either provided directly or via a financial intermediary, most usually a bank. Direct RSFF financing is via corporate debt financing, project financing and mezzanine financing.