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Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June 2001 1 Call for proposals 2001/1 CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION Josep SOLER TEN-Telecom Unit EC-INFSO/F3

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1 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Call for proposals 2001/1 CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION Josep SOLER TEN-Telecom Unit EC-INFSO/F3 Tel: Fax:

2 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June COMMUNITY FUNDING MARKET VALIDATION PROJECTS : Up to 50% of the cost financed. For projects in a feasibility and market validation phase. DEPLOYMENT PROJECTS : Up to 10% of the investment cost financed for the first two years. Projects in a market deployment or start- up phase.

3 FORMS OF COMMUNITY FUNDING (up to 10% of total investment cost) - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital PROJECTPHASES FUNDEDPROJECTPHASES FUNDED (technical studies, design and development, technical validation) Business plan Market validation Evaluation of Business plan Initial Market deployment Full Market deployment Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 PREDEPLOYMENTPHASESPREDEPLOYMENTPHASES DEPLOYMENTPHASESDEPLOYMENTPHASES Project Phases and Funding Research and development - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %) - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %)

4 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Entry conditions: - a clear business idea - an existing application Business plan preparation - first draft at month 6 - BPS advises on business plan preparation MARKET VALIDATION PROJECTS Market validation - demonstration of the service in a real market context Max. duration: months

5 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June INITIAL MARKET DEPLOYMENT PROJECT ENTRY CONDITIONS : An operational business plan A detailed investment plan and well identified investors Convincing management Concrete work plan (i.e., clear milestones) OBJECTIVES of the project : Test commercial roll-out Confirm cash-flow generation and investment profitability Confirm management Max. duration: 24 months

6 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June TEN-Telecom Business Plan Support Guidance and Assistance in Preparing and Improving the Business Plan of TEN-Telecom funded Projects

7 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Objective To enable TEN-Telecom participants to write concise and comprehensive business plans To build a European-wide business plan network for the benefit of TEN-Telecom project participants To help TEN-Telecom in building the bridge with the private investment community To organise cross-fertilisation / exchange of ideas through: newsletter, conference, website, chatroom To stimulate participation in the TEN-Telecom programme

8 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June Contact SystemConsult Theis & Partner GmbH BPS Project Coordinator Olgastr. 12 D Metzingen Tel. (+49) Fax (+49)

9 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June CALL for PROPOSALS 2001/1 Sectors open for proposals: - Generic services - Education and training - Europes Cultural heritage - Transport and mobility - Environment and emergency management - Health and consumer protection - City and regional networks - New work methods and job creation services Budget 5+15 Meuro ( )

10 Information Day Call 2001/1 - Brussels 19 June TIMETABLE CALL 2001/1 Publication : June Close : September Evaluation proposals : mid-September Funded projects start : December 01-January 02


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