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).

Lessons learnt from the Platform Learning Journey to Berlin

On 16-17th May, the Brussels platforms Usitoo, Cobea Coop, Coop It Easy, FitMyNest and Wibee went to Berlin as part of the “Platform Learning Journey”.

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 […]