Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique

Established in 2013, BPI France is a public organisation born from the merger of several public organisations (OSEO, CDC Entreprises, FSI). BPI France funds and advises small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Part of its activities involves supporting innovation in SMEs but also larger enterprises meeting similar barriers to innovation as SMEs. BPI France finances businesses from the seed phase to transfer to stock exchange listing, through loans, guarantees and equity. It offers specifically a combination of grants and zero-interest advances to SMEs and larger enterprises for research, development, innovation and deployment activities, with the latter accounting for the majority of financial support. The advances are repaid in accordance with the financed projects level of success.  

Grants and interest-free advances are also provided to public research organisations to help with deployment of technologies to the marketplace and to enterprises.

In 2015, EUR 1 bn was dedicated to support innovation.  In the energy field, BPI France finances projects related to the use of technology for improved energy consumption monitoring, high-efficiency construction materials, and a variety of renewable energy projects. The latter include biomass heat production projects, building construction using renewable energy, and solar photovoltaic technology development.

Last modified: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:11:02 CEST