Webinar : Funding Opportunities in France

Date: 6 May 2014

Time:  16:00-17:00 (4pm-5pm) Central European Time (CET)

Cost: Free for SEMI members and non-members

Join us for our webinar on funding opportunities to learn about what public funding is available to support your company’s research activities and product development in France.

This webinar will mainly focus on funding opportunities in France under the European Regional Development Fund (known as Fonds européen de développement régional - FEDER, in French). This is EU funding that is managed by regional public authorities, with investment priorities set by the region to reflect the industry sectors that are present in that area.

We will answer the following questions:

  • How is this funding relevant to your company?
  • What activities can receive funding?
  • How does one apply for this funding?
  • What are the requirements to receive funding?
  • What is the application timeline?

Who should participate:

  • Companies with operations in France (whether French-based or foreign)
  • Small/medium-sized companies – dedicated funding opportunities available
  • Special focus on the regions of Rhônes-Alpes (Grenoble region), PACA (Aix-en-Provence region) and Midi-Pyrenees (Toulouse region)


16:00Welcome and IntroductionRania Georgoutsakou, Director Public Policy, SEMI Europe - Brussels Office
16:05 Funding Opportunities in FranceCecilia Maldonaldo, Consultant, ARCTURUSGROUP
Closing remarks


Cecilia Maldonaldo, Consultant, ARCTURUSGROUP

Cecilia Maldonaldo graduated with a Master's degree in Applied European Policies as well as a Master's in Public-Sector Careers from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Aix-en-Provence. She also earned a degree in Public management and Territorial governance from the Paul Cézanne University. 

Before joining ARCTURUS’ office in Marseille in 2012, Cecilia worked at a Prefecture where she specialized in European funding. Cecilia was responsible for processing files related to grant applications for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the General Secretariat for Regional Affairs (SGAR) in the Prefecture. She now offers a workshop entitled "How to set up a European project” at the University IEP of Aix en Provence.

Cecilia Maldonaldo is a native of the Region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. She has dual Swedish and French nationality.

Register now to participate. 

To help us tailor the webinar to your needs, please list your questions/expectations during the registration process or contact Andrea Busch: abusch@semi.org

Details of how to join the webinar are offered at the end of the registration process.

**Access to the webinar post-webcast will be limited to SEMI members**