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Business: EU Grants and Loans

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much money has been allocated to British-based companies from the 50,521 million euro programme administered by the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission under the Seventh Framework programme; and which such companies have received such funding. (301219)

The UK has remained a strong player in the EU Seventh Framework programme, receiving €1,348 million, equivalent to 13.7 per cent. of all FP7 funding to date. Of this, UK private commercial organisations have received €269 million. This funding has been distributed to 607 UK organisations; details of these are given in the attached annex.

The parts of FP7 that the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission will manage are:

the Marie-Curie Actions of the People programme;

the SME specific activities of the Capacities programme;

a large part of the space and the security themes from the Cooperation programmes;

However, it is too soon to identify with any confidence the UK private commercial organisations in the annex that will have received monies as a result of activities under REA management.