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3 April - 4 April 2017 | Brussels

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Day 1: Monday, 3 April 2017

   
08:30      Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 Welcome note by Lexxion and Phedon Nicolaides (Chair) Introduction of participants

09:15 EU and MS support for R&D

Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

 

Session 1: Concept of State Aid

09:45

Concept of State Aid for R&D&I

  • Types of State Aid
  • Aid granted by a Member State or State Resources
  • The concept of economic and non-economic activity
  • How to establish whether a measure is selectivity
  • Competition and its effects on trade between the MS

Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30

Special topic: Non-economic Research vs Economic Research

Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

12:30 Lunch Break

 

Session 2: Regulatory Framework

13:30

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) provisions on R&D&I

  • Explanation of the rules on R&DI
  • Definitions of research organisation
  • Collaborative research

Vicky Christoforou, Case Handler, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

14:30

Framework on R&D&I

Explanation of the compatibility principles in the Framework
Main differences between the Framework and the GBER
Use of Art. 19 of the R&D&I Framework versus use of Art. 25-27 GBER

Vicky Christoforou, Case Handler, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

15:30 Coffee Break

 

Session 3: Specialized Topics

16:00 Collaborative Research Between Research Organisations and Undertakings

Andrzej Kaznowski,
Partner, Easy State Aid Kaznowski Stasiak sp. j., Warsaw

17:00 Conclusion and Q&A

17:30 End of Day 1
   

Day 2: Tuesday, 4 April 2017

   
09:00

Identification of Market Failure and Determination of Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid and Use of Repayable Advances

Marc Isabelle, Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30 Design of Claw-back Mechanisms in the Funding of Research Infrastructures

Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

 

Session 4: National Case Studies on:

How Innovative SMEs are identified - choice between different instruments - how cooperation between research organisations and undertakings is encouraged - how research infrastructure is funded

11:30 The Experience of France

Marc Isabelle, Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30

The Experience of Germany

Joachim Erdmann, Honorary Professor, University Osnabrück

14:30 The Experience of UK

Paul John,
Business Director, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, GB

15:30 Coffee Break

15:45

Discussion and Lessons to Take Home

  • How to design an effective measure
  • Factors that determine the choice between notification and use of GBER
  • Exchange of views

Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

Marc Isabelle, Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

16:45

Q&A

17:00

End of the Seminar

*Programme may be subject to change. 

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