What is the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)?

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The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) is one of the main EU funding instruments to support research and innovation. It aims, in general, to achieve the following objectives:

  • foster the competitiveness of enterprises, in particular of SMEs;
  • promote all forms of innovation including eco-innovation;
  • accelerate the development of a sustainable, competitive, innovative and inclusive information society;
  • promote energy efficiency and new and renewable energy sources in all sectors, including transport.