On 10 March 2021, The Czech Technology Agency announced the fourth public tender focusing on the support of the TREND industrial research and experimental development, in the “Nováčci” (Newcomers) sub-programme. The programme focuses on the support of projects aimed at increasing the international competitiveness of enterprises, supporting penetration in new markets or shifting global value chains. The “Nováčci” sub-programme then focuses on enterprises that have not used subsidies for research and development in the past five years, in the total amount exceeding CZK 1 million. The public tender supports the delivery of R&D results and their usage for the business activity itself.
The allocation of the public tender amounts to CZK 180 million. A necessary precondition for the subsidy to be approved is a certain type of a result such as a prototype, functional sample, software, industrial or utility model, etc.
Who may apply for the subsidy:
- Applicants for the public tender may include enterprises of all sizes in cooperation with at least one research organisation.
What the subsidy covers:
- Staff costs
- Costs of sub-supplies
- Indirect costs
- Other direct costs
Amount of subsidy per one project:
- The maximum subsidy amount per project is CZK 15 million.
Aid intensity per one project:
- The maximum aid intensity per one project is 80% of the total eligible costs.
Receipt of project proposals:
Application reviews will be carried out between 29 April 2021 and 30 November 2021.