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25 September - 26 September 2017 | Management Center Europe, Brussels

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Day 1: Monday, 25 September 2017

   
08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

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

09:15 EU and Member States’ support for R&D

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

 

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, Academic Director at lexxion training

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, Academic Director at lexxion training

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
14:30

Framework for State Aid for 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
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, 26 September 2017
   
  Session 3: Specialized Topics (cont.)

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

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00 Design of Claw-back Mechanisms in the Funding of Research Infrastructures
  • Practical exercise
Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training, Maastricht

12:00 Lunch Break

 

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

13:00 The Experience of France

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

14:00

The Experience of Germany

Katrin Zilliges, Economy Department, Development Bank of Saxony (Sächsische Aufbaubank - Förderbank)

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30

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, Academic Director at Lexxion training

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

16:00

Q&A

16:30

End of the Training

 

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