Private sector promoters of research and development (R&D) and innovation projects can benefit from several aid schemes and measures.
The law of 5 June 2009 relating to the promotion of research, development and innovation extends the possibilities for financial support to companies who launch innovation activities. The support is particularly adapted to the needs of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The law allows granting specific RDI support according to the following aid schemes and measures:
The support provided by the different aid schemes of the law cannot be accumulated for the same expenses.
An innovation and R&D support scheme for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses aims to support companies in their innovation activities.
Medium and long-term loans can be granted to industrial enterprises and service-providing companies by the Société Nationale de Crédit et d'Investissement (SNCI).