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Call: Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of 2.3 bn. €.

Accessing finance

COSME aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access finance in all phases of their lifecycle – creation, expansion, or business transfer. Thanks to EU support, businesses have easier access to guarantees, loans and equity capital. EU ‘financial instruments’ are channelled through local financial institutions in EU countries. To find a financial institution in your country, visit the Access to Finance portal.

Opening markets

COSME helps businesses to access markets in the EU and beyond. It funds the Enterprise Europe Network that helps SMEs find business and technology partners, and understand EU legislation; the Your Europe Business portal that provides practical information on doing business within Europe; and the SME Internationalisation Portal for companies who want to develop their activities outside Europe. It also finances a number of IPR (intellectual property rights) SME Helpdesks.

Supporting entrepreneurs

COSME supports entrepreneurs by strengthening entrepreneurship education, mentoring, guidance and other support services. Actions support specific groups who may find it difficult to reach their full potential, such as young people, women and senior entrepreneurs. The programme also aims to help businesses access opportunities offered by digital technologies.

Improving business conditions

COSME aims to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on SMEs by creating a business-friendly environment. COSME also supports businesses to be competitive by encouraging them to adopt new business models and innovative practices. This complements actions in areas with high growth potential such as the tourism sector.  

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Call
Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
Description of call
"Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)"

This Call for Proposal aims at supporting Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and entrepreneurs operating or wishing to operate light Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in Europe by developing a web portal, which will facilitate their access to relevant regulations, requirements and procedures.

 

In particular the action will:

  • Raise general awareness about the regulatory context of light RPAS operations and facilitate understanding of the regulatory framework (safety, privacy and data protection, etc.). With this respect, attractive online tools shall be developed in order to present national regulations in a clear and accessible way.
  • Facilitate access of businesses to light RPAS regulations and related obligations across Europe. Specifically, the action will provide, for those countries where commercial operations of light RPAS are possible, the necessary information to operate RPAS legally.
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Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
EEA Countries
Candidate Countries
Eastern Partnership
Potential Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, , Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), , Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Proposals must be presented by consortia composed of at least two entities from two EU Member States.

Recurring Call Yes
Project starts 01.05.2015
Project duration max 24 months
Financial details

The maximum grant will be 1000 000 € and the EU grant is limited to a maximum co-funding rate of 90% of the eligible costs.

Only one proposal will be fund. 

Contact Details

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.


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