PIPC 2014 Loans for the Industrialisation of Competitiveness Cluster-supported R&D Projects
100 m € of loans, topped up with future investments, are dedicated to the industrialisation and marketing of products, services and processes directly resulting from projects already awarded Competitiveness Cluster labels and funded by the State and its agencies, in particular the joint ministerial fund FUI.
These loans are called ‘Prêts à l’industrialisation des projets de R&D issus des pôles de compétitivité (PIPC)’ (Loans for the Industrialisation of Competitiveness Cluster-supported R&D Projects).
The aim of the PIPC scheme, which requires private sector co-funding, is to finance the material and non-material costs of a partner to an R&D project to encourage the industrialisation and marketing of the results of the project. The beneficiaries will be SMEs or intermediate sized enterprises (ISE) taking part or having taken part in a joint or collective R&D project, awarded a Competitiveness Cluster label and funded by the State or one of its agencies.
Applications are processed on a rolling application basis.