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Operational Programme 'Innovation and Knowledge'

Programme under Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The programme covers the whole country.

1. The European Commission approved the operational programme on June 26 2007

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Peripheral areas are to receive at least the same share of funding during this programming period as they did in 2000-2006, ie, approximately one third.

European Community and Member State assistance amounts to 509.577.240 EUR for 2007-2013. Of this, the ERDF Operational programme investment is 254.788.620 EUR, approx. 90% for Lisbon Agenda (growth and jobs) objectives.

2. Aim of support

The Strategy's core targets refer to four "Growth Drivers" seen as crucial to promoting growth. They are listed below, together with the aspects to be addressed during this programming period:

Human resources:

a) targeting supplementary training to meet needs of enterprises

b) improving availability of research-based supplementary training

c) improving executive management education

d) assisting enterprises in planning training

Innovation:

a) promoting interaction between academia and business/industry community

b) recruiting better qualified staff to enterprises

Use of New technology (ICT):

a) promoting use of websites for advanced services (e.g. digital products, customer service)

b) promoting e-learning in enterprises

c) promoting wider use of ICT, geographically and in all age groups

Entrepreneurship:

a) promoting sound growth

b) encouraging spin-offs from academia

c) creating more incubators, to catch up with performance seen in eg.

Finland, US, UK and Sweden.

The Structural Fund contribution is intended to complement the global Danish growth policy and overall national policy, with due consideration to the Lisbon strategy, EU legislation and Danish legislation, notably the Danish Law on Business Development. Funds will be deployed only where there is a lack of national funding, and where such intervention is crucial to improving regional competitiveness.

3. Priorities

ERDF OP

ESF OP

REDS Northern Jutland Region

REDS Mid-Jutland Region

REDS South of Denmark Region

REDS Zealand Region

REDS Capital area Region

REDS Bornholm

The ERDF programme will focus on three of the Growth Drivers identified above, with Innovation given priority. Funding will be divided as follows: Innovation 30%, Use of New Technology 20%, Entrepreneurship 20%, with the balance for technical assistance.

4. Managing Authority

Danish Authority for Enterprise and Construction
Vejlsøvej 29
DK-8600 Silkeborg
Head of unit
Preben, Gregersen
Tel.: +45 35 46 64 07
E-mail.: pgr@ebst.dk
Web: Danish Authority for Enterprise and Construction

Financial and Technical information

Title : Operational Programme 'Innovation and Knowledge'

Intervention Type : Operational Programme

CCI no : 2007DK162PO001

Number of decision : C(2007)3360

Final approval date : 2007-07-06

Breakdown of finances by priority axis
Priority Axis EU Investment National Public Contribution Total Public Contribution
Innovation and Knowledge 245 084 342 245 084 342 490 168 684
Technical assistance 9 704 278 9 704 278 19 408 556
Total 254 788 620 254 788 620 509 577 240
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