EUR 300 million innovation funding for Romanian enterprises

EUR 300 million in EU funds for developing innovation projects on the Romanian market. A new round of calls will be launched in the following two months. Grants of up to EUR 20 million and a funding intensities of up to 100% will be available for R&D infrastructures, innovation clusters, knowledge transfer, and for synergies with the Horizon 2020 programme.

The Competitiveness Operational Programme (POC – Axis 1 – Call 2), the main funding programme for innovation on the Romanian market, has as its general scope the stimulation of innovation and the development of R&D activities in SMEs and large enterprises. The funding programme will provide grants of up to EUR 20 million and a funding intensities of up to 100%, for all the development regions in Romania, apart Bucharest-Ilfov. As with the previous calls of this programme, it will be available for both enterprises registered in Romania, as well as those registered in another EU Member State.

The following measures will be launched in the near future:

Project type Budget Call launch
Investments in the R&D infrastructure of enterprises
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€ 22m October 2016
Innovation clusters
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€ 38m September 2016
Knowledge transfer partnerships
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€ 73m October 2016
Creating synergy within the Horizon 2020 programme
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€ 35m Unlaunched call – submissions will continue starting from the 1st quarter
Innovative enterprises – start-ups and spin-offs
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€ 15m October 2016
Projects for lending instruments and risk capital measures in favour of innovative SMEs and research organisations that meet market demands. € 60m November 2016
Innovative technology projects € 62m September 2016

For further information regarding these new funding programmes, as well as for identifying an approach to access and use them, please feel free to contact us.

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