Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme - CIP
The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) is one of the funding instruments of the EU to support research and innovation running from 2007 to 2013 and covering a budget of EUR 3.6 billion. CIP fosters the competitiveness of enterprises, in particular of SMEs. It is made up of three Specific Programmes:
- The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)
- The Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)
- The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE)
In the period 2014-2020, the successor programme COSME will be implemented.