Extension of the deadline for receiving applications for the last call Innovation in the “Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness Operational Programme”

In the currently ending 2014-2020 programme period, there are still several interesting calls open in which applicants may use subsidies for individual projects in the volume of up to several tens of million Czech crowns, primarily for the support of investment costs. In total, more than CZK 5 billion is supposed to be distributed among entrepreneurs in these last calls. Below, we provide a more detailed description and parameters of the call from the Innovation programme, where the deadline for receiving applications was extended till 30 April 2021.

The Innovation Call supports projects introducing new or innovated products, technologies, and services in production and on the market. Supported activities include, for example product innovation activities such as strengthening of technical and utility value of products, technologies and services, or process innovation activities such as an increase in the effectiveness of the production process or provision of services.

An applicant may receive a subsidy of up to CZK 75 million per one project. An allocation for this call was increased to CZK 3 billion.

Who may apply for the subsidy:

  • Small, medium-sized and large enterprises. Large companies however only on condition that the submitted project has a positive impact on the environment.

What the subsidy covers:

  • Project documentation costs, including engineering activities
  • Construction costs
  • Production technology, machinery and equipment costs
  • Software and data costs
  • Intellectual property rights costs
  • Product certification costs
  • Marketing innovation costs

Amount of subsidy per one project:

  • CZK 1 million – CZK 75 million

Aid intensity per one project:

  • Maximum 45% of eligible costs for small enterprises
  • Maximum 35% of eligible costs for medium-size enterprises
  • Maximum 25% of eligible costs for large enterprises

Receipt of applications:

  • By 30 April 2021

This is an ongoing call. The projects has to be implemented in the Czech Republic, outside the territory of the capital city of Prague, the decisive fact is the actual place where the project is implemented. Favoured are the projects implemented in regions experiencing economic problems, such as the Moravian-Silesian, Ústí nad Labem and Karlovy Vary regions.

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