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Consultation on the draft Union Framework for State aid for Research, Development and Innovation

Policy field

Competition: State aid

Target group

Public authorities, citizens, companies and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from national authorities dealing with state aid for R&D&I and from research organisations

Period of consultation

From 20.12.2013 to 17.02.2014

Objective of the consultation

The Community Framework for state aid for research and development and innovation ("the R&D&I Framework") sets out the conditions Member States should respect when granting aid to industry for R&D&I-activities. It entered into force on 1.1.2007 and expires by end 2013.

The purpose of the present consultation is to collect views on the first draft text of the revised Framework.

This revision is part of the Commission's overall State aid modernisation initiative.

The results of the mid-term review of the R&D&I-Framework from 23.4.2010 to 10.8.2011 are presented in a Commission Staff Working Paper. The current revision process started with a first consultation from 20.12.2011 until 24.02.2012. The Issues Paper of 12.12.2012 of the Commission's competition service discusses possible lines of reform. The present draft text is complementary to the draft General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), which is also under revision (public consultation on 8.5.2013; consultation on additional categories of exemptible aid on 24.7.2013 in "GBER II").

How to submit your contribution

  • You are invited to respond to this consultation in any official EU language. Given the possible delays in translating comments submitted in certain languages, translations of the replies into one of the Commission's working languages (preferably English) would be welcome to enable the Commission to process them more swiftly.
  • In your reply, please indicate whether you are replying as citizen, organisation or public authority. If your organisation is registered in the Transparency Register, please indicate your Register ID number. If your organisation is not registered, we invite you to register now, although it is not compulsory to be registered to reply to the consultation. Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.
  • Contributions will be published on this webpage. Submissions that are clearly marked "confidential" will be treated as such and not published. In that case please also provide a non-confidential version of your reply. It is important to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document

Draft Framework paper bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv (other languages will follow shortly)

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Competition – Unit H2 -State aid for R&D, innovation and risk capital
E-mail address:
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT. 618 – Consultation on the draft R&D&I-Framework

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
State aid Registry
Ref.: HT. 618 – Consultation on the draft R&D&I-Framework
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

Public authorities
  • Austria - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaftde
  • Belgium - Service Public de Wallonie fr
  • Bulgaria bg
  • Croatiaen
  • Czech Republic cs
  • Denmark - Ministry of Business and Growth da en
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt de de
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority en
  • Estonia en
  • Finland - Ministry of Employment and the Economy fi en
  • France fr
  • Germany de
  • Greeceen
  • Hungaryen
  • Ireland en - annex en
  • Italy it
  • Latvia lv
  • Lithuania en - annex lt
  • Norway en
  • Netherlands nl
  • Poland pl
  • Romania ro
  • Slovenia en
  • Spain es
  • Sweden en
  • Tekes en
  • United Kingdom en
  • Vlaamse Overheid - Agentschap Ondernemen en
Registered organisations
  • AeroSpace and Defence (ASD) en
  • Alstom en
  • Areva en
  • Association française des entreprises privées (AFEP) fr
  • Assonave it
  • Astinov West Electronic fr
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich de
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie de
  • Bundesverband Öffentlicher Banken de
  • Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie de - annex de
  • Centre National de Référence RFID fr
  • Cercle de l'Industrie fr - summary fr
  • Confindustria it
  • EARTO en
  • European Association of Public Banks en
  • Eurelectric en
  • Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie (FEEI) de
  • Fédération des Industries Electriques, Electroniques et de Communication (FIEEC) fr
  • Finnish Energy Industry en
  • Fraunhofer de en
  • IndustriAll Europe en
  • Intel en
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU) en
  • MEDEF en
  • Nord-Pas de Calais clusters / Nord France Innovation Développement (NFID) en
  • Philips en
  • Repsol en
  • Sea Europe en
  • Syntec Numérique fr
  • Systematic fr
  • Tata Steel en
  • Technology Agency of the Czech Republic en
  • TNO - Deltares - ECN - MARIN - NLR joint reply en
  • Universiteit Gent en
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie de en
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich de
Non-registered organisations
  • Alsace BioValley fr
  • ARCSIS fr
  • Association des Régions de France fr
  • Austriatech en
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität de
  • Chambres de Métier et de l'Artisanat fr
  • Club des Affiliés du LAAS-CNRS fr
  • Comité Richelieu fr
  • Conseil Wallon de la Politique Scientifique fr
  • Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic en
  • Conférence des Présidents des Régions ultrapériphériques fr
  • Corvers en
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Fernstudium de
  • European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) en
  • EOS Innovation fr
  • Eurasanté fr
  • Eurofer en
  • France Clusters fr
  • Fundación Soermar es
  • Gifas en
  • Groupement d'Innovation pour l'Industrie fr
  • Meito fr
  • Minalogic fr
  • Nysingh en
  • Pôle Advancity fr
  • Pôle Elastopole fr
  • Pôle Industrie Nucléaire fr
  • Pôle Mer Méditerranée fr
  • Pôle MOV'EO fr
  • Pôle Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées fr
  • Steuerkanzlei Rambau de
  • Syndicat National des Entreprises De Sous-traitance Electronique (SNESE) fr
  • TAFTIE en
  • TrustComs en
  • Technologieallianz de
  • Universität Rostock de
  • Voestalpine en
Individual contributions
  • Mario Cisneros en
  • Sara Bedin en
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