|Funding initiatives for Technology Transfer
|Initiative name and description
Anvar: The French agency for Innovation
The role of the Agency is to meet with the needs and requirements of French SMEs, through its 24 regional offices , by offering a multi-faceted professional approach :
Anvar organises European technology exchanges and investment fora, and widespreads via its 24 regional offices information on European R&D and EU programs.
Anvar gives a financial support under the form of an interest-free loan, repayable if the project is successful, covering up to 50 % of the expenditure relating to the innovation program or technology transfer.
This support can also be a grant (up to 38 000 euros) to finance, in some cases, more selective programs with a view to :
Decisions to finance are taken by the regional officers, and are based on both technical economic and financial experts' reports.
535 operational at headquarters and in regional offices.
|Administerial level behind initiative
Ministries of Research, and Industry
|274 M euros annual budget.
From 1981 to 2001, 4,09 billion euros have enabled Anvar to share the risk of innovation with more than 36000 companies and laboratories, supporting more than 76000 technological innovation projects.
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|Centres and Industrials Involved
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