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State aid for RTD in the United Kingdom and Germany

Recent authorizations for State aid, (cases where the Commission raises no objections), include RTD-related projects in the following Member States: United Kingdom: - An advanced technology programme to encourage collaborative research between companies (aid of up to 40%, 19...

Recent authorizations for State aid, (cases where the Commission raises no objections), include RTD-related projects in the following Member States: United Kingdom: - An advanced technology programme to encourage collaborative research between companies (aid of up to 40%, 1992/93 budget of ECU 43 million); - Stimulation of British participation in EUREKA projects (aid of up to 40%, ECU 23 million, 1992/93) - The LINK initiative to strengthen collaborative research between industry, universities and research centres (aid of ECU 42 million, 1992/93, intensity of 40%) - General Industrial Collaborative Projects (GICP) to encourage collaborative research between companies which do not fall under the aid schemes ATP, EUREKA and LINK (aid of ECU 31 million, 1992/93, aid intensity of 40%); - Science and technology programme (Northern Ireland) to encourage fundamental and basic industrial research (ECU 4.2 million at a maximum aid intensity of 100% for fundamental research undertaken by higher education institutions, 50% in the case of basic research carried out by institutions or industry). Germany: - In the context of JESSI (the Joint European Submicron Silicon Initiative), Germany will provide State aid of up to 50% for basic research into: digital audio broadcasting (JESSI project AE 14, aid of ECU 12.87 million, 1992-1995); analog expert design systems (JESSI AC 12, ECU 8.2 million, 1992-1994), and High Definition Television (JESSI AE 10, ECU 8.75 million, 1991-1994). - A programme to assist technology in the North Rhine and Westphalia will make grants and low interest loans to enterprises for R&D (applied research). Aid intensity will be up to 25% for applied research, 40% for SMEs, with an aid budget of ECU 155.3 million over 1991-1995.

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