- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
- ICT Policy Support Programme
- Intelligent Energy Europe Programme
Support to innovation
Innovation is the only means of tackling the major societal challenges such as climate change, scarce natural resources and an aging society, while fostering jobs and growth.
The EU's innovation policy therefore aims to create framework conditions that favour innovation and that allow bringing ideas to market.
The CIP provides support for innovation through a series of initiatives and actions aimed at providing financial support to innovators, innovation support services for SMEs, developing and testing new forms of business support and by facilitating transnational benchmarking and cooperation with a view to mobilising more resources for innovation and to adopting best practices in innovation policy-making.