European Commission temporarily relaxes State Aid measures in support of the Green Deal Industrial Plan
The European Commission has approved new measures via the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF) in support of the transition towards a net-zero economy. The Commission’s goal is to speed up investment and financing for clean tech production within the Union which, in turn, supports the European Green Deal as well as delivering on specific
EU Green Deal Industrial Plan – Latest developments from the European Commission
Net Zero Industrial Act The EU Green Deal Industrial Plan is quickly becoming reality. This ambitious plan announced by Ursula Von der Leyen one month ago (1) sets out a comprehensive approach to support a green-tech scale-up based on four pillars: 1) simplified regulatory environment, 2) mobilising private and public funding, 3) upskilling workforce and
War for Business – Challenges for Europe on the incentives playing field
As boldly stated by the president of the European Commission – Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union should undertake more concrete actions to counter the massive subsidy packages currently being offered by the Chinese government to companies in the clean-tech sector and beyond. In addition, the US has also recently implemented a new bill
What’s new on the incentive horizon? – January 2023 update
As the funding landscape is continuously evolving, new calls for proposals are opening regularly in different focus areas. With this short newsletter, we provide you an overview on the main funding opportunities and developments at European level as well as in Flanders, Belgium. Europe – New Eureka call for low carbon projects Eureka launched
What are the Belgian and European governments doing to support your company in tackling climate change during the energy crisis?
As a result of the active geopolitical tensions, both our households and businesses share the same burden of rising energy costs and continuous inflation. In parallel our continuous battle against climate change is still ongoing. Fortunately, the European Commission, together with national and regional governments haven’t forgotten about this pressing issue. As a matter of
International funding for collaborative projects focusing on lowering carbon emissions: Eureka leads the way!
Last month, the Eureka network launched a joint project call for transnational R&D collaborations between independent entities from Austria, Belgium, Chile, France, and Spain. With this call, Eureka funds innovative R&D projects focusing on low carbon emissions. Companies have until 24 February 2023 to submit a proposal. What is Eureka? Eureka is the world’s largest
Enabling the digital transformation for people and businesses through European funding
Digital technology is continuously changing and transforming both the lives of people and businesses. To accelerate this transformation, the European Commission is determined to make this Europe’s “Digital Decade”. Europe must now strengthen its digital sovereignty and set standards, rather than following those of others – with a clear focus on data, technology, and infrastructure.
New funding opportunity for better management of hydroclimatic extreme events
The stakes for water stress and scarcity are high. We have seen from this summer’s dry period in Europe that water scarcity not only affects the southern Mediterranean but also the north of Europe known for its water abundance. The Rhine and Danube experienced unprecedented low water levels hampering ship navigation, water supply for domestic,