Authorization for State aid pursuant to Articles 92 and 93 of the EEC treaty (cases where the Commission raises no objections) is published with regard to the following RTD-related projects: - Italy: EUREKA project EU379 (development of methodology, instruments and backup environment for reusable software for industry); aid intensity of 27.5% gross equivalent, with a budget of ECU 19.3 million; duration 5 years. - Italy: EUREKA project EU246 (new virus detection for hepatitis a, B, and Delta); aid intensity of 39%; budget ECU 2.75 million; duration of six years from July 1988. - Italy: EUREKA project EU249 (development of production technology based on an Nd-YAG laser for the mechanical engineering industry); aid of ECU 2.5 million, 31.4% of gross; duration 78 months from July 1989. - United Kingdom: Support for collaborative research in the construction sector; budget ECU 16 million; aid intensity to a maximum of 50% gross; duration 1992-1196. - The Netherlands: Aid to MSCN (to enable RTD to be conducted); aid of 18.48% gross. - France: Refinancing of the Atout-Puma scheme for 1993 (support for RTD projects designed to incorporate advanced materials into industrial technologies); budget ECU 21.8 million without distinction between grants and repayable advances; grants (feasibility stage) to a maximum of 50%; advances ranging between 16.9% gross (repaid in full) and 40% (failiure of research project and advance not repaid). - Germany (Bavaria) Bavarian programme for the introduction of technology (to promote research into new products); budget ECU 32.7 million; aid intensity of up to 25% for applied RTD plus extra 10% for SMEs plus extra 5% for very high risk projects; duration 1993-1996.
Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands