Thematic seminars - State aid in in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

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Thematic seminars - State aid in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

Date: Friday 20 October 2017, 09:00-16:45

Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels (metro Rogier)

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is a key element for the economic success of the European Union. The European Structural Investment Funds support investments into RDI, with a special focus on SME innovation and smart specialisation.

All Member States use financing from the European Structural Investment Funds for RDI projects. Such public support has to comply with State aid rules. The European Commission offers a targeted seminar on how to deal with State aid in RDI projects co-financed from the European Structural and Investment Funds. The seminar is organised in cooperation by the Directorate General Regional and Urban Policy and the Directorate General Regional Competition.

The seminar is dedicated to practitioners involved in the management of the European Structural Investment Funds. Participants are expected to have good knowledge of State aid in RDI projects.

Agenda

 

Session

Speakers

08:30-09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

 

09:00-09:15

Introduction (15´)

P. Boijmans
(DG REGIO)

09:15-09:45

State aid rules for RDI (30') pdf

D. Spatharis
(DG COMP)

09:45-10:15

Current challenges in the application of State aid rules in the field of RDI (30') pdf

P. Nicolaides
(expert)

10:15-10:45

Questions and answers (30´)

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

 

11:15-11:45

Key issues identified by practitioners (30') pdf

K. Reppel,
V. Avgoustidou
(DG REGIO)

11:45-12:00

Questions and answers (30´)

 

12:00-12:20

JASPERS advisory and capacity building support on State Aid issues (20') pdf

A. Nardella
(JASPERS)

12:20-13:15

Lunch

 

13:15-15:15

Workshops (120´, rotation after 60´)

(DG COMP)

- Workshop I: RDI infrastructure

K. Junginger-Dittel

- Workshop II: Notified RDI projects incl. collaboration

A. Marchal

- Workshop III: Innovation/SMEs

K. Piechucka-Thom

15:15-15:45

Coffee break

 

15:45-16:15

Reporting from the workshops (30´)

V. Avgoustidou,
K. Reppel,
K. Nagy
(DG REGIO)

16:15-16:30

Conclusion and closure (15´)

P. Boijmans
(DG REGIO)

Practical Information pdf

For more information write to Regio-E1-administrative-capacity@ec.europa.eu or call Mr Karoly Nagy (+32 2 29 80.334) or Ms Denisa Perrin (+32 2 29 80 061).