EU Funds: planned changes in the calls of Enterprises and Innovations Operational Programme for Entrepreneurs


The Ministry of Industry and Trade has published the current timetable for calls for 2018. Below is an overview of the most interesting ones.

Already during June, calls should be announced in the Innovation, Potential or Application programmes. In these calls, small, medium and large enterprises will be able to apply for support for research, development and innovation. Newly in the innovation part, only projects of large companies with a link to the environment can be supported.

After a long time, small and medium-sized enterprises can again get support for the revitalisation of brownfields within the Real Estate Programme. Applications should be received from 22. 10. 2018 and it may be the last chance to get support under this programme by 2020. Even in June, Training Centres, various Energy Savings Calls and two calls in ICT and Shared Services will be announced.

For the third quarter calls are prepared in the programme for support of renewable energy and the next call in the programme Technology – Industry 4.0. It is not yet clear whether the conditions and criteria will be the same as in the previous call, it means more on automation and digitisation than on the production technologies themselves.

At the end of the year, applications in the low-carbon technology programme (electromobility, energy storage, biomethane, secondary raw materials) are planned to be received. An interesting piece of news is the introduction of a new call for ICT in enterprises also.

It is worth mentioning the fact that a large part of these calls is planned as a continuous one, which, for the popular calls in particular, demands the timely submission of the application.

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