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EUR 62.45 mil. for EU based enterprises to implement innovation projects in Romania

EUR 62.45 mil. for implementing innovation projects on the Romanian market, individual grants up to EUR 3.34 mil. and up to 70% funding intensities (100% for research organizations). Any EU based enterprise is eligible to submit an application, regardless of having or not a Romanian presence when submitting the application.

The Operational Programme for Competitiveness, Measure 1.2.1., funds business-led product and process innovation projects, developed individually by enterprises or in collaboration with research organizations. Eligible expanses comprise:

  • Industrial research
  • Experimental development
  • Obtaining and validating of industrial property rights
  • Realization of technical feasibility studies
  • Innovation consultancy services and innovation support services
  • Expenses related to highly qualified personnel
  • Expenses related to the introduction of the R&D results in production

The project implementation period cannot exceed 36 months.

The programme addresses both SMEs and Large enterprises. Eligibility and funding conditions can significantly vary depending on several relevant issues, such as: the applicant or consortium type, types of eligible activities of the project, development region where the project will be implemented, etc.

For the moment, the Applicant Guide is in public consultation, while the call opening is expected during the 1st quarter of 2017. The Programme Operator is the National Authority for Scientific Research.

Find out more details about this funding programme, in our programme presentation.