European SeminarState Aid for Research, Development and Innovation

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Legal Framework ● Avoiding Unlawful Aid ● Practical ExamplesHandling Diverse Income Streams at Higher Education Institutions in Light of State Aid Law

It is essential for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research Institutions to correctly apply State aid law. Being increasingly dependent on alternative financial resources, such as EU Funds or other income sources and activities, universities and research institutes need to check systematically, whether the State aid law regime applies for the planned activities and projects.

Event:State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation
Period:23.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
Venue:abba Berlin Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Price:1038.00* till 07.02.2020 Early booking price
Booking number:S-2610
Customer contact:Neha Mathur
+49 (0)30 80 20 802 - 2518
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Practical Approaches for Various State Aid Cases in RDI
In this practical seminar participants are confronted with various hands-on questions regarding State aid in RDI. Use the opportunity to discuss questions of licencing and IP or the usage of shared facilities with your fellow colleagues from Europe. Take the chance to approach various State aid cases and questions such as the distinction between technology transfer, knowledge transfer and consultancy or projects related to several articles in the GBER.

  • How to apply the Union Framework for RDI in practice
  • How to correctly distinguish and record economic and non-economic activities
  • How does a reasonable full costing scheme at Higher Education Institutions look like?

What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?

  • What is the connection between State aid and the Horizon Framework Programmes?
  • How to cope with licences and intellectual property (IP) with regards to State aid
  • How to avoid unlawful cross-subsidisation
  • How to assess various constellations of cooperation with the private sector with regards to State aid
  • What is the impact of State aid regulations on financing RDI infrastructure and technology parks?
  • How to deal with technology parks and cluster management
  • How to prepare for a financial audits in RDI projects

Who is this seminar for?

Staff from

  • Higher Education and Research Institutions
  • National and regional ministries and agencies responsible for R&D&I
  • Research & technology centres, clusters and other bodies engaged in R&D activities
  • Start-up support services
  • Competition authorities
  • Companies and industry working in R&D&I
  • National and regional Audit Institutions

Working in departments such as:

  • EU and national funding
  • Legal Affairs
  • Research & Development, Technology Transfer, Valorisation
  • State aid and State aid control
  • Internal Audit
  • Finance and Accountancy
  • Controlling
  • Business Development
  • Competition Policy
  • External Affairs

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Bernhard Michael von Wendland
Bernhard Michael von WendlandIndustrial R&I-Agenda und Business Intelligence, European Commission
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