France

Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Sector
Direction Générale des Entreprises-Directorate General for Enterprises


BP 80001 - 67, rue Barbès
94201 Ivry-sur-Seine Cedex 12
FRANCE


Mr. Guy CARON
Chargé de mission Microsystèmes, Interconnexion & Packaging


Phone: +33 1 79 84  37 34
Mail: guy.caron@finances.gouv.fr

FRANCE HAS LABELLED EURIPIDES²

FUNDING BODY

The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Sector through the Directorate General for Enterprises (DGE) earmarks funds for the financing of EURIPIDES² projects. The DGE is involved on one hand, at operational level in funding and reviewing EURIPIDES² projects, at strategic level through interaction with other public authorities and industry representatives, on the other hand.
EUREKA clusters, and in particular EURIPIDES², represent a natural continuation of French competitiveness clusters, at European level.  

FUNDING TOOLS

EURIPIDES² projects are funded though grants that can be complemented with the CIR (Research tax Refund). 

FUNDING IN FRANCE

Ministry of Industry (DGE): budget 10 M€ in GRANTS
  • SME:                                       30% and up to 45%
  • Large CO<5000:                     30%
  • Large CO:                               25%
  • Public Research:                     40%
  • Universities:                            100% of marginal costs
  • Academia alone not eligible
     
  • R&D Tax Credit eligible