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Financing for innovation

AER BFC supports industrial, service, artisanal or freshly incubated SMEs in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté that commit to an innovation project with financing termed Presta’INNO.


  • Businesses < 250 employees
  • Based in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  • That have not received innovation aid in the last 2 years

The service provided

  • It must be part of an innovation approach (technological, organizational, commercial, social, etc.) requiring the provision of external skills to validate a stage in the project
  • Length of service provision: 1 year maximum

Financial accompaniment

  • The aid granted (Fonds Bpifrance and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regional council) may cover as much as 70% of the cost (exc. VAT) of the service provided, up to a limit of €8000
  • The aid is paid to the firm once the service has been completed and the service provider paid

Nature of eligible services

  • Formalization of an innovation approach
  • Search for precedents – Technology intelligence– Search for partners
  • Legal assistance (pre-contractual) – Filing of first French or European patent
  • Product design, feasibility study – Product testing/characterization
  • Development of new or improved processes
  • Market research/marketing approach
  • Development of new business models
  • Organizational study – Setting up new forms of management
  • Drawing up business plans prior to financial rounds

The brief

  • Simple brief examined within a month
  • Administrative monitoring until notification of aid
  • Financial monitoring of brief by Bpifrance
  • Accompaniment with the further stages of the project: contacts, financial proposals, etc.


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Your contact : Carole PETIT