European State Aid Law
Lexxion Training Hybrid |
26.01.2023 - 27.01.2023 |
Brussels |
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.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

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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.


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 € 249,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Laura Gardes.

Programme

Day 1: Thursday, 26 January

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:30

Welcome Note by Lexxion and Introduction Round

9:45

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

  • Response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:15

Concept of State Aid for R&D&I (incl. Coffee Break)

  • 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; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
11:15

Non-economic Research vs. Economic Research

Separating economic from non-economic activitie

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

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

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

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Practical Session

17:00

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 27 January

09:45

Welcome Note and Summary of Day 1

10:00

IPCEI: State Aid Rules and Case Practice

  • State aid rules for IPCEI – background and main requirements
  • Ongoing review of the IPCEI rules
Tomasz Rygus Case Handler, DG COMP
11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Market Failure & Repayable Advances

  • Identification of Market Failure
  • Determination of Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid
  • Repayable Advances
Marc Isabelle
Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Claw-back Mechanisms

  • Design of Claw-back Mechanisms in the Funding of Research Infrastructures
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:45

Coffee Break

16:50

Discussion Round

17:00

End of Day 2 and of Lexxion Training

Speakers

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, 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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Tomasz Rygus
Case Handler, DG COMP

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

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Brussels

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Brussels, Belgium
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Lexxion Training Hybrid | 26.01.2023 - 27.01.2023 | Brussels | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Brussels:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.360,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.660,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

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

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Brussels is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if you have technical problems with the booking. 

Where do you want to participate?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects | Brussels
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.360,00
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects | Brussels
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.660,00
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00
State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation Projects | Online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00










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