Cooperation - Clusters - Call II

The 2nd Call for proposals of Cooperation - Clusters programme was announced on 11March 2016. Applications are submitted via the IS KP14+ internet application. Applications are received from 11 March 2016 until 30 April 2016.

Basic characteristics:

Who can apply (aid recipients)

  • The aid applicant/applicants; beneficiary/beneficiaries (hereinafter “applicant” and “beneficiary”) may be a legal entity within the meaning of Section 118 et seq. of Act No 89/2012 Sb., the Civil Code, as amended, if it is an association of entrepreneurs along with research and knowledge dissemination organisations or other institutions and organisations that has been established for a special purpose and is oriented towards implementing the objectives set out in parts 2 and 12 of the call. The applicant/beneficiary’s articles of association must state that the beneficiary’s main activities include promoting innovation and improving competitiveness, and the scope of the beneficiary’s activities as specified in its memorandum or articles of association must include the establishment and operation of a cluster.

How much can be obtained for each project (form and amount of aid)

Aid intensity:

  • The subsidy will be provided up to a maximum amount of 60% of eligible expenditure for small enterprises, 50% for medium-sized enterprises. The aid intensity for experimental development includes a bonus for effective cooperation.

Maximum and minimum subsidy amount:

  • Minimum total subsidy for one project: CZK 500 000
  • Maximum total subsidy for one project: CZK 15 million for excellent clusters, CZK 12 million for developed clusters, CZK 8 million for developing clusters.

For what aid can be obtained (supported activities)

  • Collective research – projects must meet the conditions specified in the definition of collective and pre-competitive research. For each project proposal, the aid applicant must demonstrate at least three potential users of the project results (SMEs) that will form a user committee, which oversees the progress of the project’s implementation and can correct the research direction taking into account the usability of the results. Projects must be implemented in cooperation with research and development institutions in the form of awarding contract research. Within this call, aid will only be provided for implementing collective-research projects through the CORNET international network, i.e. the applicant must submit an application for a joint R&D project with a foreign partner to a current CORNET call.

Which costs can be supported (eligible costs)

  • Personnel costs, outsourced services in research and development (contract research, consultancy), additional overheads and operating costs.
  • Contracts for outsourced services in research and development cannot be awarded to a personally or economically linked person.
  • Expenditures for this activity are only eligible under the condition that the project or its aided part falls entirely into the category of industrial research or experimental development.

Attached files

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Cooperation - Clusters - Call II - resume

258.23 kB 30 Mar. 2016

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