The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. With small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, the programme will support innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provide better access to finance and
deliver business support services in the regions. It will encourage a better take-up and use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and help
to develop the information society. It will also promote the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency.
The programme will run from 2007 to 2013.
The CIP is divided into three operational programmes:
1 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)
2 Information Communication Technologies Policy support Programme (ICT PSP)
3 Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/cip/index ...