Launch of Call for 2.2.1. Action postponed to January 31st 2019

January 16, 2019

The Ministry of European Funds – MACOP announces the launch of Action 2.2.1 “Supporting ICT sector’s  added value growth and innovation through clusters development”.

Submission period begins on January 31st, 2019 at 09:00 and ends on March 29th, 2019 at 17:00.

A project is eligible for financial support if it leads to:

  • ICT products / services development applicable in the rest of Romanian economy; vertical integration of ICT solutions;
  • Achieving innovative strategic projects that impact on the entire national or international ICT industry development.

Eligible applicants:

  • SMEs (micro/small/medium-sized enterprises) operating in Romania, focused on ICT or ICT-focused cluster members;
  • Partnerships between SMEs operating in Romania and ICT-focused cluster members.

The support will target the development of innovative ICT products/ services/ applications through:

a) Investments in tangible and intangible assets within an initial investment;

b) Investments in industrial research and experimental development;

c) Investments in projects for innovation of SMEs;

d) Investments in projects regarding process and organizational innovation;

e) Minimis aid: market research expenditure, information and publicity, consultancy, notice, authorizations, training, audit, management, subscriptions, etc.

The grant is: between 500.000 euro and 3.500.000 euro.
Financing percentage:

  • For activities from points a) to d): between 20% and 80% of total eligible costs, differentiated according to project activities, size of the company and region where it is being implemented.
  • For minimis aid – point e): 100%, maximum 200.000 euro and no more than 20% of the project’s total eligible costs.

Project duration: maximum 36 months.

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