Call for proposals under the "Loans for technological innovations" competition
The Operational Program Smart Growth’s call for proposals of projects under Sub-measure 3.2.2 "Loans for technological innovations", to support projects that aim at putting R&D results in business, is ongoing.
There are only less than 3 months left to apply for funding!
Eligible entities: SMEs
Micro, small or medium-sized enterprises that want to implement a project in Poland.
Intended use of aid: SMEs' projects
The aid is intended for projects implementing technological innovations which result from the enterprises' own R&D work, or projects implementing the results of R&D work purchased by enterprises under the project – part-financing of technological investments, studies, expert opinions, concepts and technical designs developed by external advisers.
They can take the form of industrial property or R&D results or results of industrial research, or unpatented technical knowledge, to develop goods, processes or services which are new or significantly improved in comparison with the ones currently available on the Polish market.
The aid is earmarked for expenses (e.g. for tangible assets - elements of the technological line necessary to implement new or improved products or services on the market) necessary for implementation of the new technology. The project must be financed with a bank loan (with the borrower's own contribution of minimum 25%) which will be partly repaid from public means in the form of the so-called "technological bonus".
Maximum aid intensity: 70%
In micro and small enterprises: 30–70% of eligible costs of infrastructure depending on the project location, 45% with respect to development work; 50% with respect to advisory services,
In medium-sized enterprises: 20-60% of eligible costs of infrastructure depending on the project location, 35% with respect to development work; 50% with respect to advisory services,
The maximum value of the technological premium is 6 million PLN,
The maximum value of the eligible expenditure of the project amounts to 50 million Euro.
Eligible costs: purchases of machinery and equipment, know-how
Purchases of real properties (up to 10% of total eligible costs),
Construction work and materials,
Purchases or manufacture of tangible assets,
Purchase of intangible assets (in the form of patents, licenses, know-how and other intellectual property rights),
Costs of performance of necessary development work (wages and salaries of research personnel, operating expenses),
Costs of advisory services provided by external advisers.
Call for proposals
The proposals can be submitted to 26.04.2019.