Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, CIP (2007-2013)

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The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) targets small and medium enterprises in EU and aims at reinforcing their competitiveness and innovation by diverse set of measures.

The program encourages innovative activities related to the use of information technologies, eco-innovations, renewable energies and energy efficiency. With regard to companies, it provides  business support services at regional level.

Beneficiaries of the CIP Programme are:

  •      small and medium enterprises;
  •      research centers;
  •      administrative units;
  •      agencies;
  •      chambers of commerce.

The CIP runs from 2007 to 2013 with an overall budget of € 3621 million.

The CIP is divided into three operational programmes:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)

Main objectives:

Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)

Main activities:

  • ICT for health, ageing and inclusion;
  • Digital Libraries;
  • ICT for improved public services;
  • ICT for energy efficiency and smart mobility;
  • Multilingual web and Internet evolution.

Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE)

Main objectives:

  • Promoting energy efficiency and encouraging the rational use of energy sources;
  • Increasing the use of new and renewable energy sources as well as encouraging energy diversification;
  • Stimulating energy efficiency and renewables in the field of transport.

Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) 2014-2020

Main objectives:

  • Facilitating access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Creating an environment favourable to business creation and growth
  • Encouraging an entrepreneurial culture in Europe
  • Increasing the sustainable competitiveness of EU companies
  • Helping small businesses operate outside their home countries and improving their access to markets

The new Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) will run from 2014 to 2020, with a planned budget of €2.5bn

For more information on CIP visit:

CIP official web site

Call for proposals, ICT-PSP

Call for proposals, IEE

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