National governments and public bodies are increasingly responding to their expressed commitments in commerce and industry. One area of focus - reinforced by the enlargement of the European Union and its new financial period 2007 to 2013 - is helping selected domains of the private sector with financial support to advance the public interest. There are currently several hundred separate sources of grant, incentive or other financial support targeting commerce, industry, public and non-profit sectors in Europe. Available monies exceed billions of Euros and a large part remains unclaimed. There are vast support resources awaiting organizations with an appropriate project candidate and able to negotiate their way through the complex grant application and awarding process.
Use EU funds to follow your own business plan:
EU funds may be used to co-finance the construction or reconstruction of your factory premises, greenfield or brownfield production facilities projects, or to purchase new technologies, new production lines or other productive tangible assets. Covering your expenses for human resources development
EU funds may be used to cover training expenses, the cost of trainers and professional HR counselors, or to develop training courses, e-learning courses and modules for your employees.
EU funds may be used to support the purchase of your company’s research equipment or your researchers’ overhead expenses.
EU funds may be used to cover expenses connected to purchasing know-how, patents and research findings, new production manuals and procedures.
EU funds may be used to co-finance purchasing IT facilities for your company, or to introduce internet access for private and public institutions or electronic communication facilities for companies.
EU funds may be used to co-finance your company’s participation in international exhibitions and trade fairs as well as to produce presentation materials and strategies for you to reach new markets.
EU funds may be used to help with the construction of power plants using alternative energy sources, renew heating systems or adapt to alternative energy sources.
EU funds may help to realize the complex renewal of brownfields and run-down urban areas including the recovery of old ecological burdens, the re/construction of buildings for the purpose of research and the premises of small and middle-sized enterprises including subvention for the subsequent lease of the premises or the construction of leisure-time and sports facilities.
EU funds may be used to cover expenses for the construction of waste-water treatment facilities, filters and units reducing air pollution, the recovery of old ecologic burdens, the construction of solid waste disposals, waste recycling facilities and other measures connected to reducing pollutants in the environment.