Info Day Calls for proposals: Towards world-class clusters & Clusters and entrepreneurship

6 MARCH 2013

On 20 March 2013, DG Enterprise and Industry will organise an information day on the Calls for Proposals on "Towards World-Class Clusters: Promoting Cluster Excellence" (62/G/ENT/CIP/13/C/N04C031) and "Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Support of Emerging Industries" (64/G/ENT/CIP/13/C/N04C02).

Programme
09.30 – 10:00 Registration & coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and introduction
Reinhard Büscher, Head of Unit, Cluster and Support for SMEs, DG Enterprise and Industry

10:15 – 11:00 Towards World-Class Clusters: Promoting Cluster Excellence

Nikos Pantalos, Clusters and Support for SMEs, DG Enterprise and Industry
• The concept of cluster excellence
• Rules of participation
• Activities
• Financing
• Potential impact and indicators
Question & answer session

11:00 – 11:45 Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Support of Emerging Industries
Alexis Van Maercke, Clusters and Support for SMEs, DG Enterprise and Industry
• The concept of emerging industries and the systemic approach
• The two-stage submission procedure
• Rules of participation
• Activities
• Financing
• Potential impact and indicators
Question & answer session

11:45 – 12:30 Financial aspects
Agnieszka Zelaskiewicz, Clusters and Support for SMEs, DG Enterprise and Industry
• Estimated budget
• Eligibility of costs
• Reporting
• Payments
Question & answer session

12:30 – 13:00 Electronic submission procedure
NN, Financial Resources and Internal Control, DG Enterprise and Industry (tbc)
• Registration as applicant
• Downloading templates
• Upload and submission of applications
Question & answer session

Background information:
Information Day (news)

Date: 20 march 2013
Time: 10:00 – 13:00 hrs
Location: Madou tower building, Auditorium. Place madou 1, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium. Map (pdf); see “mado” at top left corner.

REGISTER: Registration Form CfP Info Day 20 March 2013 (.doc)


Please note:

Only registered participants will have access to the venue.
The registration form should be sent by Monday, 18 March 2013, at the very latest, to ENTR-CLUSTERS-AND-SUPPORT-FOR-SMES@ec.europa.eu