Public consultation open for simplified rules for State aid applying to Seals of Excellence

The European Commission is inviting Member States and other stakeholders to comment on its proposal to exempt from prior Commission scrutiny under EU State aid rules aid granted through national funds for projects supported under certain EU centrally managed programmes, like “Seals of excellence”.

Call for expression of interests for Programme Managers

The European Commission goes on with the implementation of the pilot of the European Innovation Council (EIC).

Belgian EIC Roadshow on 1 July 2019

The Belgian EIC Roadshow is happening on 1 July 2019. Please register by 24 June 2019 and do not lose this opportunity to get familiar with the novelties of the Enhanced EIC Pilot as well as details on upcoming calls.

The SME Instrument becomes the EIC Accelerator, offering optional equity investment in addition to a grant

From the 6 June 2019 innovative companies can apply for a grant of up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can amount up to €15 million. The aim is to increase support for […]

COSME initiatives supporting Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and their protection is important for promoting innovation and creativity and improving competitiveness. the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME) aims at creating a supportive economic environment. The IPA4SME is one of COSME funded initiatives aiming to provide SMEs with advice, financial support and guidance on IPR.   PA4SME –boosting […]

22.05.2019 – EDIDP 2019 calls now open!

The EDIDP 2019 calls are now open. Earlier this week, DG Grow organised the Info Day for EDIDP, the European defence industrial development programme. This programme offers co-financing for collaborative defence development projects with a budget of €500 million for 2019-2020. EDIDP serves as the pilot for EDF (European Defence Fund), which will run from 2021-2027.