FRANCE HAS LABELLED EURIPIDES²
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.
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