Public consultation by EU on financial rules for FP7

A public consultation by the EU on the financial rules that are applied to their programmes (including FP7) is open at:

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/consultations/FRconsult2009_en.htm

This is an opportunity to feedback views on the ways that the rules are implemented and how they might be improved. The consultation closes on 18th December.

National Contact Point Team
Tel: 0870 600 6080
Email: help@fp7uk.co.uk
Web: http://www.fp7uk.co.uk

£10,000 to help SMEs access competitive Research, Development and Innovation grants

The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) is offering small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)/consortiums up to £10,000 of grant funding to help companies access European and national competitive research grants.

For example, funding is available to assist bids for European Framework Programme Seven and Technology Strategy Board calls. Grants offered will be for 75% of application preparation costs up to a maximum of £10,000

Further information can be found at: www.enterpriseeuropeeast.org.uk/eox/redirect.asp?r=269