The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic plans to announce on 29 April the third public tender in the TREND programme, focusing on the support of industrial research and experimental development, specifically sub-programme 1 – Technology Leaders. The objective of the TREND programme is to support projects focusing on implementing the results of industrial research and experimental development in practice and on the support of penetration of new markets. Sub-programme 1 aims to support research and development (R&D) activities of business that intend to use them for their own business activities.
Applicants in this public tender can include enterprises and research organisations. A necessary prerequisite for the projects is achieving a certain type of result, such as a prototype, functional sample, software, industrial or utility model, etc. The grant applies to staff costs, costs of sub-supplies and other direct costs and indirect costs.
The maximum level of support of one project within this public tender is up to 70% of total eligible costs, based on the type of research activity and type of applicant. The maximum amount of support per project is up to CZK 40 million, based on the type of research activity and type of applicant.
The period for submitting project proposals has been set from 30 April to 11 June 2020.