European State Aid Law
Lexxion Training Online |
29.03.2021 - 30.03.2021 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects

The Lexxion Training on the Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) helps you understand the relevant State aid compliance requirements and offers you to apply the GBER and the State aid framework properly. With additional explanations on the experiences in the Member States and an overview on the relevant recent Case law developments, you will have a clear understanding of State aid compliant support for R&D&I projects.

Join us from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. Please check your device compatibility to be ready to attend the course online. This is your first course online with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: august.andreae@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Overview

The European Commission adopted a set of rules that should facilitate the granting of aid measures by Member States in support of research, development and innovation (R&D&I) activities.
The R&D&I State aid Framework sets out the rules under which Member States can grant State aid to companies and institutions to carry out R&D&I projects. Moreover, the scope of measures that no longer need to be notified to the Commission for prior approval has been widened under the new General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). These rules help Member States reach the targets for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, while at the same time limiting distortions in the Single Market.
R&D&I projects might suffer from insufficient access to finance (due to asymmetric information) or from coordination problems among actors involved. Therefore, State aid for R&D&I can be compatible with the internal market where it can be expected to alleviate a market failure in promoting the execution of an important project of common interest.

Who should participate?

Lawyers and funding experts responsible for compliance with State aid law of R&D&I projects, working at:
• State Aid Monitoring Office
• Departments responsible for R&D&I funding in the Ministries of Education, Research, Innovation and Technology and their implementing agencies
• Departments responsible for R&D&I funding in the regional authorities
• Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies involved in Operational programmes for R&D&I
• National research institutes and agencies for Research, Innovation, Development and Competiveness
• Research centers
• Companies conducting R&D&I projects benefitting from public funding
• Universities
• Consultants

Methodology

A Lexxion Training provides you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in different sectors. Presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guidelines in the respective sector in practice.

This training will be conducted by renowned experts from EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies.

Our training method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:

  1. Identification of the main points or principles,
  2. Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
  3. Application of the rules and principles.

Participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Course materials are available for download after the event

Online Course

During the online course by Lexxion Publisher all speakers present live via video and audio. Participants are actively involved in the online courses. By offering our participants the possibility to use their microphones and cameras during the whole course, we aim to recreate the atmosphere of a face-to-face Lexxion course. We encourage our participants to ask questions in real time and to take part in live discussions with speakers and other participants. Additionally, we make use of different interactive features of the online platform, such as polls, multiple choice questions and quizzes. This way participants can test their knowledge on the topic, anonymously. Moreover, there are ample opportunities for the participants to present their own problematic issues, discuss and solve them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.


Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact August Andreae.

How to Join the Course Online

Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first. 

What do I need in order to join the course online?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, enter and enjoy the course!

Minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
  • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
  • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

FAQ for Online Participation

Why do I need to register before the
course starts?
Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow course participants.

Will the course be recorded?
Please ask the responsible event manager.

Do I need a camera?
It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

Do I need a microphone?
Since this is an interactive course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser, of course.

Can I ask questions during the course?
Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

When can I enter the course I’m attending?
Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

Can’t find invitation?
Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

What are the detailed System requirements?
All requirements can be found here.

I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the course?
Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

My email address has changed – can I still participate?
Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

How do I contact the host of the course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Day 1: Monday, 29 March

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Welcome Note by Lexxion & Introduction Round

09:15

EU and Member States’ support for R&D&I

  • Response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:45

Concept of State Aid for R&D&I

  • Notion of economic activity and its application to research & universities
  • Aid granted by a Member State or State Resources
  • How to establish whether a measure confers a selective advantage
  • Competition and its effects on trade between the Member States
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
11:15

Small Coffee Break

11:30

Non-economic Research vs Economic Research

  • Separating economic from non-economic activities
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Virtual Lunch Break

13:00

General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) Provisions on R&D&I

  • Explanation of the rules on R&D&I
  • Definitions of research organisation
  • Collaborative research
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

14:00

Small Coffee Break

14:15

Framework for State Aid for R&D&I Projects

  • 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
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

15:15

Summary and End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 30 March

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:00

Welcome Note by Lexxion & Introduction Round

10:05

Market Failure & Repayable Advances

  • Identification of Market Failure
  • Determination of Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid
  • Repayable Advances
(tba)
11:05

Small Coffee Break

11:15

Claw-back Mechanisms

  • Design of Claw-back Mechanisms in the Funding of Research Infrastructures
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:15

Virtual Lunch Break

12:45

National Experience

  • Identification of innovative small and medium size enterprises
  • Choosing appropriate funding instruments for recipients
  • How to encourage cooperation between research organisations and undertakings
  • Funding of research infrastructure
(tba)
14:15

Summery of Day 2 and end of the Lexxion Training

Speakers

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

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Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

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Venue

Online

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Lexxion Training Online | 29.03.2021 - 30.03.2021 | Online | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 100,-

The German VAT of 19% will be added. Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Please e-mail events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur with the booking.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00










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