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C 301/2 EN Official Journal of the European Union 12.12.

2003

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 of 12 January 2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the
EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises

(2003/C 301/02)
(Text with EEA relevance)

Aid No: XS 115/02 Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an
individual aid: Aid to SMEs
Member State: Italy
Legal basis: Legge regionale 4 gennaio 2001, n. 3 così come
Region: Lombardy modificata dalla legge regionale n. 23 del 10.8.2001

Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
individual aid: Priority 1 ‘Improving the competitiveness of amount of individual aid granted to the company:
the economic system in Lombardy’; Measure 1.5.C ‘Support According to the 2002 budget the expenditure will amount
for the setting-up of innovatory firms’ to EUR 44 084 000

Legal basis: Docup Obiettivo 2 2000-2006 Lombardia; Ap- Maximum aid intensity: 35 % nge + 15 % gge with a
provato con decisione C(2878) del 10.12.2001 maximum of 75 % net

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall


amount of individual aid granted to the company: Date of implementation: From the date of submission of
applications following the issue of specific calls for applications
and regulations
2002 (Objective 2): EUR 2 250 000
2003 (Objective 2): EUR 1 284 979 Duration of scheme or individual aid award: From the entry
2004 (Objective 2): EUR 1 200 000 into force and until any subsequent amendment of Regional
Law No 3 of 4 January 2001, as amended by Regional Law No
2005 (Objective 2): EUR 800 000 23 of 10 August 2001

Maximum aid intensity:


Objective of aid: Promoting business startups, new investment
programmes and the extension and modernisation of existing
Small firms: gross intensity of 15 % of eligible costs. plants

Medium-sized firms: gross intensity of 7,5 % of eligible costs.


Economic sector(s) concerned: Craft industry; industry;
tourism; distributive trades; services in accordance with
In the areas qualifying for exemption under Article 87(3)(c) of Article 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
the Treaty, the intensity is increased by 10 percentage points.

The total contribution must not exceed 30 % of costs Name and address of the granting authority:

Date of implementation: 25 November 2002 Regione Puglia


Via G.ppe Capruzzi n. 212 — Bari (BA)
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: 31 December
2006

Objective of aid: To assist the setting-up of new firms

Name and address of the granting authority: Region


Aid No: XS 58/03
Lombardy

Member State: United Kingdom

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber


Aid No: XS 32/01
Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an
Member State: Italy individual aid: Be There — Cultural Industries Supply Chain

Region: Apulia Legal basis: Local Government Act 2000


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Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: amount of individual aid granted to the company:

2003: GBP 175 999 Annual expenditure of Objective 2 measures:


2004: GBP 175 999 2003: EUR 193,08 million
2005: GBP 175 999 2004: EUR 195,15 million
2005: EUR 126,43 million
Maximum aid intensity: 50 % of consultancy costs
2006: EUR 111,73 million
Date of implementation: 1 April 2003
Total: EUR 626,39 million

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until


Maximum aid intensity: 50 % towards the cost of consultancy
December 2005
from the combination of public sources. No one SME will
receive more than EUR 15 000 000 in assistance
Objective of aid: Specifically the project will do the following:
provide sector expertise for participating SMEs, help with
Date of implementation: 29 May 2003
business introductions and tendering into the cultural
industries market, provide added-value specialist experience to
enhance mainstream business support and diversification Duration of scheme or individual aid award: No award will
programmes, and coordinate and deliver business to business be given after 30 June 2007
trading events within the Bradford International Festival which
are specific to SMEs interested in the sector Objective of aid: The scheme will use targeted consultancy to
improve the competitiveness of SMEs, fulfilling the definition
Economic sector(s) concerned: All sectors bar those excluded in Annex 1 of the block exemption, within Objective 2 areas.
under the SME regulation No 70/2001 Specifically the consultancy will focus on diversification,
modernisation, new product development, expansions, human
resource and management development and knowledge and
Name and address of the granting authority: technology transfer.

Bradford International Festival No assistance will be given towards consultancy for a


Business Innovation Centre company's routine expenditure such as tax consultancy
Angel Way services, regular legal services or advertising
Bradford
BD7 1BX
United Kingdom Economic sector(s) concerned: All sectors excluding sensitive
sectors: coal mining, steel manufacture, ship building, synthetic
fibre production, motor vehicle manufacture and tier 1
Other information: suppliers, transport services and financial services

Zulfi Karim Name and address of the granting authority:


Business Innovation Centre
Angel Way
Bradford Administering Authorities:
BD7 1BX
Government Office for the East of England
United Kingdom
Government Office for the East Midlands
Government Office for London
Government Office for the North East
Government Office for the North West (Liverpool)
Aid No: XS 71/03
Government Office for the North West (Manchester)
Member State: United Kingdom Government Office for the South East
Government Office for the South West
Region: Objective 2 Map United Kingdom
Government Office for the West Midlands
Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an Government Office for Yorkshire and Humberside
individual aid: Objective 2 2000-2006 SME Consultancy Welsh Assembly Government
Support
Scottish Executive
Legal basis: Industrial Development Act 1982, Sections 7 and Government of Gibraltar (Department of Trade, Industry and
11; Section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 Telecommunications)
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Contact for correspondence: Investment in premises will be where intervention is required


to ensure adequate provision of accommodation to allow for
Department of Trade and Industry growth. Loans, venture capital and grants will be given to
Regional European Funds Directorate ensure that lack of access to finance is not a barrier to
3 Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET growth or start-up. The aid will be calculated on the basis of
United Kingdom the costs of specific investments in land, buildings, machinery
and equipment.

Target SMEs will be in areas of market failure where the private


sector is not supporting such firms. Criteria will be as set out
under the relevant measures in each Objective 2 area Single
Programming Document and Programme Complement.
Aid No: XS 72/03
Intangible assets shall be the acquisition of new technology as
Member State: United Kingdom defined in Article 2(d) of the Regulation

Region: Objective 2 Map United Kingdom Economic sector(s) concerned: All sectors excluding sensitive
sectors: coal mining, steel manufacture, ship building, synthetic
fibre production, motor vehicle manufacture and tier 1
Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an
suppliers, transport services and financial services
individual aid: Objective 2 2000-2006 SME Grant Support
Towards Investment
Name and address of the granting authority:
Legal basis: Industrial Development Act 1982, Sections 7 and
11; Section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 Administering Authorities:

Government Office for the East of England


Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: Government Office for the East Midlands
Government Office for London
Annual expenditure of Objective 2 measures:
Government Office for the North East
2003: EUR 204,81 million Government Office for the North West (Liverpool)
2004: EUR 208,05 million Government Office for the North West (Manchester)
2005: EUR 131,7 million Government Office for the South East

2006: EUR 118,27 million Government Office for the South West

Total: EUR 662,83 million Government Office for the West Midlands
Government Office for Yorkshire and Humberside
Maximum aid intensity: Welsh Assembly Government
Scottish Executive
Outside of assisted areas:
Government of Gibraltar (Department of Trade, Industry and
7,5 % for medium-sized enterprises Telecommunications)
15 % for small enterprises.
Contact for correspondence:

Within assisted areas the regional aid ceilings + SME top-ups Department of Trade and Industry
will be observed. No one SME will receive more than Regional European Funds Directorate
EUR 15 000 000 in assistance 3 Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET
United Kingdom
Date of implementation: 29 May 2003

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: No award will


be given after 30 June 2007
Aid No: XS 76/03
Objective of aid: To enable SMEs, fulfilling the definition in
Annex 1 of the block exemption located in the Objective 2
region to invest in tangible and intangible assets. Costs of Member State: Italy
tangible investment will relate to land, building, equipment
and machinery. Region: Veneto
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Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an Duration of scheme or individual aid award:
individual aid: Non-reimbursable grants towards the costs
incurred by small and medium-sized enterprises operating in Deadline for the granting of aid: December 2006.
the assisted areas (municipalities located in Objective 2 and
phasing-out areas) in acquiring consultancy services relating Indicative date planned for payment of the last instalment:
to quality, certification, technological innovation, safety, December 2008
hygiene, environmental impact, the introduction of innovative
business strategies, product marking and/or certification and Objective of aid: Supporting the dissemination of quality
voluntary certification systems, technological innovation, safety, hygiene, environ-
mental impact measures, innovative business strategies,
Legal basis: Legge regionale del Veneto n. 3 del 28.1.1997 e product marking and/or certification and voluntary certification
legge regionale del Veneto n. 16 del 10.4.1998 among SMEs operating in the assisted areas (municipalities
located in Objective 2 and phasing-out areas) in Veneto
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
Economic sector(s) concerned:
Budget for 2001: EUR 3 119 240
All sectors, except for:
Budget for 2002: EUR 3 424 718
Budget for 2003: EUR 3 020 776 — activities linked to the production, processing or marketing
Budget for 2004: EUR 2 421 458 of products listed in Annex I to the EC Treaty,
Budget for 2005: EUR 2 040 682
Budget for 2006: EUR 1 536 614 — export-related activities,

Maximum aid intensity: — coal and steel industry,

Not more than 50 % of the costs of outside consultancy — synthetic fibres,


services, subject to a ceiling for each operation of:
— motor vehicle industry,
— EUR 10 000 for operations relating to quality,
— transport (with the exception of Italian Statistical Office
— EUR 47 000 for operations relating to technological inno-
(ISTAT) Codes 602, 6021, 6022, 6023, 6024, 6025,
vation,
631, 6311, 6312, 632 and 6321),
— EUR 15 000 for operations relating to safety, hygiene and
environmental impact, — shipbuilding,

— EUR 20 000 for operations relating to the introduction of — fisheries


innovative business strategies,
Name and address of the granting authority:
— EUR 10 000 for operations relating to product marking
and/or certification and voluntary certification Regione Veneto — Giunta regionale
Palazzo Balbi
Date of implementation: Earliest date from which the aid Dorsoduro 3901
may be granted is 18 August 2003 I-30100 Venezia