The EIP, one of the specific programmes under the CIP, seeks to support enterprises, in particular SMEs, entrepreneurship, innovation including eco-innovation and industrial competitiveness.
This programme aims to achieve the following objectives:
(a) improve access to finance for the start-up and growth of SMEs and investment in innovation activities;
(b) the creation of an environment favourable to SME cooperation, particularly in the field of cross-border cooperation;
(c) all forms of innovation in enterprises;
(e) entrepreneurship and innovation culture;
(f) enterprise and innovation-related economic and administrative reform.